We are continuing our path into the epic series of Star Wars and who else is excited to talk about Episode V? I know I am. It is perhaps one of the most remembered Star Wars films, and certainly the most recited. The change in tone and the shift between characters, as well as the dramatic and cliff-hanger ending made it a sequel that trumped the original New Hope into oblivion. Though it was critically panned, garnering a lot of mixed reviews, it is now heralded as one of the best, if not the best Star Wars movie.
So without further ado, let’s kick things up with a little bit of Episode V….
So, as mentioned before, The Empire Strikes Back was panned when it was released in 1980. Surprisingly, since it was one of the biggest-selling movies of that year and has since gone on to be everyone’s favourite now. It is a fun and thrilling adventure and the toils of the story become embroiled with intrigue. Making you feel like a kid again, with A New Hope sort of being like the set up this galaxy far far away. The Empire Strikes Back was able to concentre at the story in hand, sweeping us up in Skywalker’s journey and stopping him from being such a whiney bitch, too (he is very whiney, it’s why we love Solo so much). The development of the story, the characters and enthusing it with adventure, fights and sabers makes it one of the most enjoyable science fiction movies of all time. And it is still credited as such.
You can always tell the success of a film by the amount of parodies it inspired. Episode V has inspired the most, with people messing around with the finale scenes so much. The Empire Strikes Back is one of the most enjoyable movies of all time. Even if you aren’t a Star Wars nerd or a massive science fiction fan, you can still watch this movie repeatedly and feel like a child again. It showcased Lucas as a mastermind of his craft and world that he had developed so well. It was shocking, exhilarating and one of the best movies of all time. The Empire did indeed Strike Back. It struck hard.