09/30/2018 - Blu-Ray - I don't think I listened to a single line of dialogue, but following the story purely by its visuals is pretty fun. Tons of great special effects and beautiful location shots. I loved the mix of Star Wars sci-fi with Medieval sword and sorcery. It really felt like its own vision instead of copying something pre-existing.
More true to the sci-fi pulp origins of Star Wars than Star Wars was. Though the film is overlong, I do appreciate it's commitment to old school (almost quaint) thrills like men climbing mountains, people riding horses, and swashbucklers swinging on ropes. Horner provides a rousing score (some bits foreshadow his work on Aliens) and there are a handful of wonderful set pieces. It's a shame the script is so flat.