Thursday, January 21, 2016

663. Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back
Directed by Irvin Kershner

I must confess, I still haven't seen the latest Star Wars movie.  I'll get around to it.  My parents saw it and they said that it felt like it was there to sell merchandise and prepare people for sequels.  Maybe that is what they are all created for, but I do feel like it was more fun to look back at this universe rather than have a new sequel come out every year in such a cookie cutter-like fashion.  I guess I shouldn't judge until I see it for myself.

Like I said with the previous Star Wars film, I don't really what to sit here and type out a plot synopsis.  I would either get way too specific and be crowned Miss Nerd 2016 or be too broad and have no one know what I am talking about.  Although I guess Star Wars isn't considered that nerdy anymore.  Suffice to say, the plot is a bit more complicated than in our previous entry.

I am going to give this film a five star rating without much of a reason other than "It was so fun!"  Some might find the special effects to be corny now, but I think I get even more impressed watching them now, knowing the restrictions of the time.

Definitely worth the hype.  Anyone see the new one yet?

RATING: *****

Interesting Facts:

Film that George Lucas had the least to do with.

Highest grossing movie of 1980.


  1. I love Star Wars movies. I thought this one was great! I DID see the new one, and felt it was just the same formula and a little tired.Still fun but...not as good as I wanted it to be.

    1. Good to know. I know I will end up watching it at some point but I'm in no rush now.

  2. Good film, except Yoda. The most boring movie character of all time? I gave up and left the room halfway through when I first saw this as a kid, unable to take any more of the ungrammatical snooze machine.