Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

by missizziemcguinness


‘I am your father’

The second film of the original trilogy continues on from the first film as Luke travels to Dagobah to search for Master Yoda (Frank Oz). With Master Yoda’s help, the dark side brings him to the ultimate duel with Darth Vader. Meanwhile, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) start to fall in love and they have to escape the millennium Falcon along with Chewbacca when they face attack.

My friend and many other people say that this movie is the best one because it has so many iconic scenes in it and they introduce many main characters, such as Yoda. One of my friends also said that they made most of it up on the spot. Although I found it somewhat sudden that Han and Leia’s relationship escalated from ignoring and insulting each other to being all over each other, it turned out to be rather heart warming and the film was left on a cliffhanger with alot of things to clear up, which will hopefully be cleared up in Episode VI.

This one was good because it was the source to most of the famous Star Wars scenes e.g ‘No, I am your father’ scene, the Darth Vader and the Luke Skywalker light saber duel but Leia became less and less independent in this one to the point where she was screaming and being soppy to everyone but she was still very kick ass. For instance, there was a bit where she was positioned at a higher level than one of the other male characters, meaning more authority and power.  Likewise, you begin to love Han Solo because of his heroic nature despite his previous arrogant behaviour.

Cool film but it takes longer to get into then you get stuck in the action then it ends on a cliffhanger. I hope my star wars phase stays around for a long time.