Everything Wrong with the Battle of Yavin – Star Wars A New Hope

Everything Wrong with the Battle of Yavin – Star Wars A New Hope

I LOVE STAR WARS… no seriously I do, but that doesn’t mean i don’t also love picking apart the sometimes awful battlefield tactics that are on display. Today we star off with the original Star Wars: A New Hope and look at the climatic battle of Yavin. This was Lucas’ first attempt at making a space dogfight and it looks AMAZING. The chroma keying and models wowed audiences and still looks pretty slick… but the tactics… oh man they really don’t make sense. Part of this is because Lucas more less borrows many ideas from a nother movie called Dam Busters which is about a real life mission carried out by british pilots over the ruhr valley.