Monday, December 5, 2016

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Director: Irvin Kershner

Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness

The adventure continues in this Star Wars sequel. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and it's AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

The best of all sequels. I mean really. The oddest part of these movies is that this is considered the worst one of the trilogy. I do not understand that at all. I love this movie. Part 5 created a turn in the story that made a great change. This is the one that is parodied and talked about the most.

The story was not the highlight of the movie. I mean it was a continuation of a more simple story. This is not a complex story at all. It is the basic good versus evil. It is really nothing more than that.

My favorite parts in the movie are the scenes in Dagobah with Yoda and the battle scenes on the Hoth planet. You get to see the At-Ats stomping through the snowy battlefield. The battle on the snow was one of the coolest in sci-fi. All of the fighting scenes in the movie are wonderful. You do not lose interest in them at all. You stay entertained, because of the action in the movie.

This one of the best sequels in the sci-fi genre. It is in one of the best movie series period. So if you are one of those odd people that have never seen this movie, then get up and watch this movie, all of them. This needs to be added to a personal movie collection. Enjoy.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Trailer

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