My Favorite 50 Movies – #6

22 03 2008

Title: Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – 1980

Starring: Mark Hamill; Harrison Ford; Carrie Fisher; Alec Guinness; Billy Dee Williams; James Earl Jones, as the voice of Darth Vader; Frank Oz, as the voice of Yoda

Director: Irvin Kershner

Plot: The Rebel Alliance has scored one victory by destroying the feared Death Star, but the Empire has tracked them down and will use any means necessary to quell their seemingly useless rebellion. The continuing saga of the five-star posse of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, R2-D2 and C-3P0.

Why it belongs on this list:

  • George Lucas as producer and writer
  • Did you see the list of names above?!
  • The Battle on Hoth
  • Imperial AT-AT walkers – my favorite Star Wars land vehicle
  • Han Solo in carbonite
  • Great quotes:
  • “No, I am your father.”
  • “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder.” Ooohh, burn!
  • “Do, or do not. There is no try.”
  • The first confrontation between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader
  • Won Academy Award for Special Achievement in Visual Effects

Watch this clip: A fan-made trailer of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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3 responses

22 03 2008
abrammajor

how about when princess leia says “I love you” and Han Solo says “I Know”

22 03 2008
Jon Brady

Great one, Abram! Too many to name. Too many to name…

23 03 2008
beethovenwasemo

Or Leia’s ear piercing cry of “Luke, it’s a trap!” She says it like she loves him. It makes it all the more vomitous when she discovers the truth……

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