THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Film Review


THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Director: Irvin Kershner

Screenplay: Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan

Story: George Lucas

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

Rating: PG

Running Time: 2 hours 4 minutes

Release Date: May 21, 1980

***** out of *****

Photo: Lucasfilm

Young Luke Skywalker (MARK HAMILL) learns the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Yoda (FRANK OZ) in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

After their victory against the Empire, the Rebel Alliance finds some solace on the ice planet Hoth. When the base is discovered, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) engages in a battle with Imperial Walkers while Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) attempt to escape in the Millennium Falcon. Later, Luke heads to the planet Dagobah to find the Jedi Master Yoda and Han, Leia, Chewie and 3PO head to Bespin to meet with Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and find refuge from the pursuing Imperial forces.

THE FOLLOWING RETRO FILM REVIEW IS PART 5 OF THE 9-PART RETROSPECTIVE SERIES "THE COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS."

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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