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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back



The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode V
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy


I liked it...everyone can breath easier now...Most everyone says The Empire Strikes Back is the best of the triologoy. I was pleasantly surprised by this after a less than glowing revisit to the original Star Wars.

Obviously the director Irvin Kershner took the film MUCH more seriously than did George Lucas did on the 1st movie.
The actors played their roles like the film was real. Gone was the camp style acting, and that made me buy into the story. 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. I especially liked the ice planet...and the carbon freezing scene is the stuff of movie legends.

I suppose I could find some negatives about the film but you guys would probably lynch me It was fun and I had a good time watching it, I guess that says it all!

R2D2 was annoying in this! C3PO was OK and adds a different viewpoint but all the cute sounds coming from R2D2 made me fell like it was made for 10 years old.

I thought the actors did a much better job at taking the story as real, in the first Star Wars they play it tongue in cheek, but here they play for keeps.

When we first meet Yoda, he looks like a comical Muppet stealing food from Luke. The entire first meeting sequences is not dignified for the most powerful character in the entire Star Wars universe. Luckily after that dismal scene Yoda becomes the wise master of the Force. Overall a fun movie and well done!