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

Star Wars Episode V

Title: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Year: 1980

Genre: Action| Adventure| Sci-Fi |

Runtime: 124 min

Director:  Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

imdb_46x22 8.8/10

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

SPACE-OPERA ADVENTURE ON TOP

How can you top George’s classic film Before this is probably many who have thought and clouted over, not least the director? The sequel to famous films is usually challenging to produce, as most filmmakers have spoken about, among other things, Peter Jackson when it was about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

And what a sequel this movie is-it has everything a movie should contain even the twists and unexpected twists that take place both in terms of characters and action. Even the green figure of Yoda has a substantial, guiding role, which Luke visits for a long time in the film. The intensity is higher than the predecessor, and the Empire takes a step forward in the power game after the space station’s Death Star exploded.

Luke even gets it tougher and has more challenging missions than in the previous movie, as a character, he feels more brave, confident as a Jedi Knight. He also gets unpleasant news that makes up an unexpected secret as the foundation spans the entire saga-all six films. It’s more action, more subtle sequences and more lonely scenes with Luke/Mark while Leia/Carrie and he/Harrison have a growing romantic interest between each other.

Although it’s 36 years since the Star Wars saga reached the audience and that it’s 34 years since this film reached the cinemas, this is probably a favourite in the space adventure. There is everything you could wish for by many talented actors and with a new director lifts that level.

The characters speak for themselves and not from the script; they are more vivid and more controversial. The actors have grown into their roles and have reasonable efforts in the entire original trilogy. The screenplay is an improvement over the predecessor, although this does not have the same impact as Lucas had 1977.

Many loose threads challenged in the prequel trilogy come up to the surface. But if you have already seen the first three films, this is hardly a surprise. You know which I mean, right.

GRADE 5

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