This weekend my family and I had a movie marathon of Star Wars. Since all of the movies weren’t made in order, it was really interesting to see how all of the special effects have changed. My mom was telling me about how she was 14 when she went to the very first movie. She said no laptops or cell phones have even be made yet or if they were, they weren’t popular. I began to read how Star Wars had an impact on future special effects. For people in 1977, these effects were huge because no one had seen anything like it before. After doing some research, George Lucas, who wrote and directed A New Hope, had made his own effects company which is called Industrial Light and Magic. For many, the very first episode of Star Wars had set the base for modern effects today. This article below mentions how many movies later like the Lord of the Rings wouldn’t be the same with the original Star Wars movie. The article also explains how Stars Wars changed the film industry forever.