Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Movie Review By Ryan Balkwill (SPOILER ALERT)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Directors: Irvin Kershner

Produced: Gary Kurtz

Screenplay by: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan

Story By: George Lucas

Casts: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz, David Prowse & James Earl Jones.

Plot: After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. – IMDB

Yes I thought that the plot interesting because it’s a darker film than the first which had to introduce the characters, with the good guys on the run and the bad guys winning.

Did you like the film or not and why? I enjoyed this film but found the Jedi training scenes with Luke less interesting and the betrayal of Han by Lando was upsetting but he redeems himself in the end.

I love the bit where in the end when Darth Vader says to Luke “I am your father” (the big reveal). I loved it because it was so shocking and unbelievable. The effects are done excellently and as a runner up best bit, the hoth system battle in the snow.

The Characters are Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) A Jedi in training, who is powerfully connected with the Force. Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) A leader of the Rebel Alliance, the former Princess of the destroyed planet Alderaan.  Han Solo (Harrison Ford) A smuggler and Captain of Millennium Falcon. C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) A humanoid protocol droid in the Rebel Alliance. R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) An astromech droid in the Rebel Alliance and long-time friend to C-3PO. He also portrays a GONK power droid in the background. Darth Vader (David Prowse) and (Voiced by James Earl Jones) A warrior of the dark side of the force and the Emperor’s second-in command. & Yoda (Frank Oz) The wise, centuries-old Grand Master of the Jedi, who is Luke’s self-exiled Jedi Master living on Dagobah.

Yes I do recommend it. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes.

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