Monday, June 13, 2011
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A long time ago, after the brilliant movie Kramer vs. Kramer...
It had been about three years since one heck of a story began when A New Hope came out. So it went without saying that people were very excited for the next film as it was coming out. but enough of that kind of intro, time to review the best out of the whole darn saga y'all.
Plot: Well I believe it's been about a couple of years or so since Luke blew up the death star. But the empire attacked Yavin 4 again and that didn't go so well so they started hiding in Hoth. But the empire has found them and so during the best star wars battles there is, leia, han, chewie and threepio head of to escape for the empire while Luke and R2 go to Dagobah system where the spirit of Obi-Wan told Luke to go where he can find Yoda and finish his training.
Well one thing is for sure, they sure knew how to take a few ideas and expand it. And I think that what a lot of people really like about this film aside from the dead obvious (which would be the big twist in the end). I mean you have the AT-ATs, the super star destroyer, all this new info about the force...it's crazy. Oh and of coarse, again, there's the big twist. I'm always going to remember that one documentary about the making of the original trilogy where James Earl Jones says that when he first said that line he just said "I am doing the voice of a liar." It's just a really good twist.
Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker: Now in all honesty, as a kid, I didn't care too much for how they made Luke in this film concerning how they showed that he's still not a Jedi and is kinda a 'Hero-in-training' rather than being 'the ultimate hero just because the blew up the Death Star.' But luckily, for the sake of my sanity and care for this movie, I got past it. He's still a good character, and when it came to that twist, Hamill acted out Luke's reaction to it all just perfectly.
Harrison Ford/Han Solo: what can I say? He was Han and it was awesome.
Carrie Fischer/Leia Organa: Another thing from I was a kid that I enjoy being over with more than the things with Luke, is being over that this film starts a relationship with Leia and Han instead of Leia and Luke. as for why...I think we all know. But anyways, she was just as fun of a character as last time and her part during the scene where Han was being frozen in carbonite was well done.
Music:Well it was done by John Williams. Plus this is the film where they first played Darth Vader's theme so there you go.
Effects: pretty good.
Action: awesome. Battle of Hoth was sweet and the Lightsaber duels were better.
Editing: pretty good.
And that si my review for The Empire Strikes Back. It wasn't as we expected it when we all first watched however long ago that was for all of us, but it turned out to be much better.