Review and synopsis for Star Wars Ep V The Empire Strikes Back
When "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" was released in 1980, it was met with critical acclaim. The movie is often cited as one of the best sequels of all time and is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made.
"The Empire Strikes Back" picks up three years after the events of "A New Hope". The Rebel Alliance is on the run from the Galactic Empire and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has been sent to train with Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz) on the remote planet of Dagobah.
Meanwhile, the Empire is preparing to launch a massive attack against the Rebel base on the ice planet of Hoth. Luke returns just in time to help his friends escape the Imperial forces.
The movie features some of the most iconic moments in "Star Wars" history, including the Battle of Hoth, Luke's duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones), and the shocking revelation that Vader is Luke's father.
"The Empire Strikes Back" is a dark and thrilling movie that is widely considered to be the best of the "Star Wars" saga. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it as soon as possible.