10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up A New Hope

ytsfreeSeptember 19, 2022

The highly anticipated season 3 of The Mandalorian just released the trailer and will arrive in February 2023. The series has been widely acclaimed by audiences who have been pleased to see the show bringing Star Wars back to its former glory after the post-trilogy films left many fans unsatisfied.


Many agree that The Mandalorian has been the best project of Star Wars since the original trilogy and it’s exciting to know how close fans are to viewing more episodes of the extraordinary series. It’s been more than 40 years since Star Wars began its successful franchise in 1977 with Episode IV – A New Hope. Nonetheless, the film is as relevant as it was yesterday and fans cannot forget how it all started; which can be summed up with hilarious memes.

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First Star Wars Movie

It may be titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope but as fans know, this is not the fourth movie of the franchise. It is actually the first one and it was released in 1977. The orders in the films can be confusing, and audiences can see them chronologically or as they were released in the first place.

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The time jumps are tricky to follow, therefore it is hilarious that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) himself shared a meme that mentioned as a “fun fact” that before acting in Episode IV, he had never seen a single Star Wars film. Fans can only respond to that piece of information as Hamill did; saying “duh!”

The Rebel Alliance Steals The Plans Of The Galactic Empire

Star Wars: A New Hope is considered one of the best space movies of all time and it’s easy to understand why. Every aspect of the film – including production, direction, acting, and make-up, among other things – was almost perfectly executed.

Most importantly, Star Wars was very ahead of its time and came up with innovative features that would become very important in the history of cinema. Like the iconic opening crawl that explained how the Rebel Alliance had stolen the plans of the Galatic Empire’s Death Star, which introduced audiences to Darth Vader getting on Princess Leia’s spaceship to take her away after he didn’t believe she was in a diplomatic mission like this meme hilariously depicts.

Darth Vader imprisoned Princess Leia

Darth Vader imprisons Princess Leia, both unaware of the fact that they are father and daughter, of course. However, it is funny to imagine them having a chat in the first movie about how Anakin doesn’t appreciate Leia dating Han Solo, instead of their first original encounter dialogue.

If she would have known she was his daughter, she would have probably been able to defend herself better and not been taken away by Darth Vader. After all, Anakin loved Padmé Amidala, and reminding him of her death and also the destruction of one of the most gorgeous planets in Star Wars, Aldeeran, would have shaken him.

Jawas Play A Very Important Role

Owen Lars and Luke Skywalker didn’t need to learn the native language of the Jawas to negotiate with them, and anyone can do it as long as junk is part of the conversation. Jawas are scarp dealers of Tatooine and rejoice in finding, trading, and selling it.

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For unfortunate individuals such as R2-D2 and C-3PO though, in A New Hope, a conversation with the Jawas, or even an attempt to learn their language is not on the table. In the Jawas’ eyes, they are nothing more than worthy scraps that can be sold at a high price. Therefore, they have to be shot in sight, as this meme hilariously depicts.

Owen and Luke Buy Droids

Luckily for R2-D2 and C-3PO, Owen and Luke buy them from the Jawas, and eventually, R2-D2 shows Luke Skywalker the message Princess Leia has recorded for Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is later found within the sands of Tatooine.

The funny thing is, as this meme points out, that Owen doesn’t recognize C-3PO in spite of having owned him for several years. While the meme regards Lars as stupid, it is understandable that after so many identical droids have been constructed all over the galaxy, he didn’t recognize the one he already had in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

R2-D2 Is Manipulative

R2-D2 won the hearts of everybody when he first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV, escaped Princess Leia’s ship, landed on Tatooine, showed her message to Luke Skywalker, and basically saved everybody.

However, considering how he orchestrated everything and, as the meme points out, used Leia’s attractiveness and Luke’s infatuated heart to complete the mission, in spite of knowing that they were brother and sister, he may be one of the evilest droids in Star Wars.

Han Solo Goes Ranger

He may introduce himself as a rogue smuggler, but given all the characteristics the meme emphasizes about his persona, and all the things he had to do in the first film, Han Solo is a ranger. The many things Han Solo would have been arrested for on Earth, and the galaxy, when he saved Princess Leia and helped destroy the Death Star, prove it.

However, there is something wrong with what the meme describes. Han Solo most definitely does not have an animal companion. Chewbacca is a Wookie, and considering how long they live, Han probably is his animal companion and not the other way around.

Obi-Wan Is Iconic

Obi-Wan Kenobi was a legendary Jedi that once defeated Anakin Skywalker, nonetheless, in Episode IV he is not as lucky and gets killed by Darth Vader. Before his demise, he warns him that he will become more powerful than Vader could possibly imagine.

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Kenobi’s iconic quote can be perfectly used for other circumstances, as this meme shows, and could easily be used by Star Wars fans who recognize that their defeat will only bring them more power, as a hurt young boy who seeks the help of his mother.

That Great Han Solo/Princess Leia Dynamic

Han Solo is very independent and cannot stand being told what to do. He is used to being his own leader, and that’s why when he meets Princess Leia (who is also a great leader) he gets mad about being bossed around.

Nonetheless, Han can’t resist but feel attracted to the gorgeous woman who in a matter of seconds proves that she is bright, clever, and brave, and also knows how to handle any kind of extreme situation, like escaping from Darth Vader’s grip.

Luke Destroys The Death Star

In the end, Luke learns the way of the force and achieves the unimaginable: he destroys the Death Star. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, the Rebel Alliance, and Luke himself rejoice in the victory and celebrate it, in spite of having ended thousands of lives.

To be fair, the Death Star was made to destroy other planets, and simple math can explain why destroying the space station would save far more lives than the ones that lived there. However, the way of the Jedi avoids murder, which is something Luke remembered when he was about to kill Darth Vader, but not when he made the Death Star explode.

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