JamesClark's Rating of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

James' Review of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

3 years ago via Flixster
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Bac...(1980)

The struggle against The Empire continues and Darth Vader focuses his attention on Luke.

The best film in the series by a long-shot. The mood change between this and A New Hope is amazing, giving it a much more 'adult' feel. The opening sequence on Hoth, and the pure psychosis of Darth Vader as he tortures Han Solo without asking him any questions are just joys to behold. Unfortunately though (if you watch all the six films in order), the climatic fight sequence loses a little of it's impact compared to when it was originally viewed. My wife pointed out to me, that spending so many years in self-imposed exile has made Yoda go senile!!! I hadn't thought of this before, but if you compare him to his appearances in the first 'trilogy', his slightly comedic demeanour fits this idea perfectly. All in all, this entry in the Star Wars mythology has it all going for itself.