When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:
NEW YORKGood Morning America film critic Joel Siegel "absolutely loved" the dream he had last night, he announced today. "A breathtaking spectacle from the moment my head hit the pillow! My subconscious has done it again!" said Siegel of the 88-minute family action-comedy period romance, told largely through flashbacks and gala musical numbers. "George Clooney, Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, and Aunt Helen all sparkled, whether they were playing themselves or me! The chase scene with Steve McQueen, the all-old-gym-teacher revue, and the giant fanged eggplant nearly brought the house down! Three stars out of four." Siegel has recently criticized Dreamland, calling for less sex and violence, and more wholesome themes in its nightly offerings.