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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Reviews

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January 16, 2018
Untouchable as the best Star Wars movie. Simply amazing!
January 15, 2018
Great movies...i use to dream of being a Jedi!
January 15, 2018
Somehow it manages to top A New Hope in providing memorable moments. When one thinks of Star Wars, images of Empire largely come to the fore.
January 15, 2018
This is far and away the best Star Wars movie and definitely one of the best movies of all time!!!!

Praise is where praise is deserved. And Empire delivers on all aspects. To even compare this to the stinker that is Last Jedi is an insult to humanity.

The heroes we are rooting for. Han,Leia chewie C3p0 all have excellent character arcs. Luke is growing into his role as a Jedi but has much to learn. Which why his arc is so compelling. Oh and Yoda one of the best characters ever to grace the silver screen.
TLJ characters= zzzzzzzzzz

Darth Vader comes into his own as cinemas greatest villain. His gallows humour "Apology accepted" is pure gold. He really is a terrifying antagonist and has a presence alongside the Imperial march theme.
We've yet to see a villian of such like on a movie screen.
TLJ villians= Kylo is Anakin 2.0 meh

Every scene is crafted in such a way that has atmosphere and a beauty thats mesmerising. The plot is absolute genius and has a subtle build up to the big reveal. Yet still has the impactful shock. When you see it for the first time you are eager to watch Return of the Jedi to see how the story goes. Yet even if you watch it 1000 times this movie never ages or dulls. Its still as entertaining as the first time.

TLJ has failed in so many areas where Empire succeeds. Does anyone care for episode 9? Nope cos TLJ is a trainwreck.

All i can say is enjoy this movie for what it is. One of the greatest films of All time. A pure masterpiece of art by George Lucas!
January 14, 2018
Even better than the original in my opinion
January 13, 2018
Redefining how good a sequel could be, The Empire Strikes back took the original trilogy to a new level of emotional depth. Sporting a new set of enthralling characters such as Lando Calrissian, Yoda, and Boba Fett, along with arguably the greatest plot twist in cinema history, this movie is a very strong contender for the best movie of the saga. The acting and soundtrack remain just as good, if not better, than A New Hope, and although the visuals are outdated today they were revolutionary for their time. The genuine chemistry between Han Solo and Princess Leia is beyond anything that the prequels could have hoped to achieve, Luke's troubled path to becoming a Jedi remains far more involving than the sequels' attempt with Rey, and Darth Vader solidifies his stance as the most sinister movie villain of all time. The new locations like Hoth, Bespin, and Dagobah are all beautifully thought out, and the already-great story is propped up by dark themes and intense action. Not only is The Empire Strikes Back my personal favorite of the saga but one of the greatest films ever made.
January 13, 2018
What is to say about this movie other than it is a masterpiece that can never be topped. This movie even tops the original Star Wars, which is a feat obtained by only a handful. From beginning to end, the audience is presented with a story that is action packed, entertaining as fuck, much deeper than the previous movie, and is overall brilliant. Not to mention, John Williams score for this movie is even better than in "A New Hope." Astounding. Every bit of this movie is classic and memorable. The force is explored in greater depths with an old master that is wise and ends up making Luke look like a fool sometimes, Han and Leia's adventure is breathtakingly entertaining and their love is light years better than Anakin and Padme's in Attack of the Clones. Not to mention Lando Calrissian, the smooth talking traitor that eventually joins the Rebellion. Overall, if I was to list every single positive about this movie, I would be listing every single part of this movie. Not only is this probably the best Star Wars movie, but it is considered by many to be the best movie of all time.
January 13, 2018
Still the best Star Wars to date.
January 12, 2018
Its good, its great, its fantastic. Enough of this film has been said already. If you haven't seen this film yet then where have you been living, under bantha fodder?
January 12, 2018
Brilliant movie with the perfect story arch. Aside from a few time inconsistencies this movie embodies perfection in cinema. One of those movies that gets better each time you watch it
January 12, 2018
The best SW movie to date (2018).
January 11, 2018
Beautifully made, the villains actually feel like villains. Also Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson did not make it.
January 11, 2018
The best Star Wars film in the entire sarga
½ January 10, 2018
Widely considered the best Star Wars film in the saga, Episode V is a massively thrilling sci-fi adventure with a darker, more advance plot line that not only shows Darth Vader's major emergence, but Luke Skywalker's evolution in the Jedi Order.
½ January 10, 2018
Hey, it's Star Wars so it's... awesome
January 9, 2018
alien and star wars prove a sequel can be good! wow this is depending on if you are a purist....the best art ever made
January 9, 2018
My all time favourite movie. Enough said.
January 9, 2018
They don't make 'em like they used to!
Take heed Disney.
January 9, 2018
Star Wars will never get better than this ...
January 8, 2018
Best in the Series, Force Awakens and Last Jedi shouldn't have the name Star Wars attached to them.
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