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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back


Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams View All


Irvin Kershner (Director), Leigh Brackett (Screenplay), Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay), George Lucas (Story) View All

Released: May 21st, 1980
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
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This time around the characters weren't two dimensional but were flushed out with personalities. Even the sets looked much cooler and much realer. The entire production was polished and taken to a more serious level.
Popularly considered the best of the original trilogy, I can't say precisely what provoked that the favor from me so many years back except perhaps my at a glance preference for the VHS covers. You got Vader above two isolated spaceships shooting at each other, you got Yoda who's hard to look at....
We learn about the ideology present in the entire saga, about the natures of light and dark, and of good and evil.
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