Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Reviews
The film introduces famous characters and iconic sequences, and tells a story more mature than the original. Whereas "A New Hope" plays out similar to that of a fairy tale, "The Empire Strikes Back" sheds light to some darker truths: that the heroes don't always come out on top and fighting for what's right can have consequences.
The film also expands upon the original film, introducing new worlds as well as expanding upon the Empire itself, making it appear more threatening than the first film. The film also solidified Darth Vader as one of the most iconic villains in film history.
Years later, "The Empire Strikes Back" remains a masterpiece and a huge factor into Star Wars' popularity.