#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.
Plot: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
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_**Fun, imaginative, iconic space adventure with a kick-axx cast**_
“Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) was the anticipated follow-up to the initial mega-hit blockbuster from 1977. It’s an epic, but simplistic space fantasy about an evil empire and the noble souls who dare to fight it. The main cast features Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and the voice work of James Earl Jones (Darth Vader), Frank Oz (Yoda) and Clive Revill (Emperor).
This is an amusing, inventive, iconic space adventure with a stellar cast. While I prefer the adult-oriented space science-fiction of Star Trek, I can’t deny that this space fantasy grants you an entertaining two hours with lots of sci-fi action, space ships, a snowy planet, asteroid caves and mysterious swamps. I also appreciate the mind-powers angle. It doesn’t hurt that Fisher is in her prime and easy on the eyes, not to mention Ford and Williams are at their charismatic best. Even the more obscure Hamill shines in his boyish youth. Then there’s RD-D2, C-3PO and Chewbacca.
The film runs 2 hours, 7 minutes.
A masterpiece of cinema. The film transcends the franchise, seamlessly combining elements of myth, science fiction, fantasy, war film, romance, bildungsroman, epic and tragedy in a way that its sequels have been unable to replicate. It is a move without a moment of fluff. Cut anything and the film would suffer. Story, character, effects, cinematography, music, screenplay, acting, editing and action are all superb. One of the most artistically poignant films ever made. And because its style cannot be replicated, it will continue to appreciate with age.
This was a time when George Lucas still had integrity, as evidenced in this 1980 Rolling Stone interview (he has since contradicted much of what he espouses in both word and deed): https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/the-empire-strikes-back-and-so-does-george-lucas-19800612
Here’s a blog article shows Empire’s cinematic chiasmus, or narrative symmetry: https://dejareviewer.com/2014/05/20/cinematic-chiasmus-the-empire-strikes-back-is-a-perfectly-symmetrical-film/
My favorite version is the Team Negative1 Renegade Grindhouse Edition, an unrestored 35mm scan complete with damage and dust. The Despecialized version is okay too. All official releases are desecrations.
People may say that Star Wars is dead, but The Empire Strikes Back is deathless.
The best film in the original trilogy.
The Empire Strikes Back is the best film in the original Star Wars trilogy. It has all the great qualities that the original Star Wars has: great effects (at the time of its release), appealing characters, and lots of spellbinding action. It also has eliminated some of the problems that plagued the first: the storyline is tighter, and goes much deeper into character development. The performances are terrific, especially by Harrison Ford as Han Solo, and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. George Lucas has also remembered to include a spellbinding battle sequence with the snowspeeder sequence near the beginning of the film. The conclusion, with a lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, is truly one of the most suspenseful and dramatic scenes in the entire series. This is a truly wondrous film, and serves as a constant reminder that just because a movie is expensive and a blockbuster doesn’t mean that it has to be shallow and two dimensional. This film will undoubtedly entertain viewers of all ages from start to finish.
The best of the original trilogy
Empire Strikes Back is by far the best of the original trilogy. I’m sure there were plot twists before 1980, but this movie has to go down in history as the best and biggest plot twist ever with just 3 words: “I’m your father”.
Everything about this movie is better than A New Hope (and A New Hope was a 9/10 for me) including: the lightsaber battle, the special effects (which still hold up to an extent to this day), Yoda, a deeper dive into the universe through character and creature introductions, and of course more of Darth Vader. The lines quoted by Yoda throughout his sequenes are some of the best known movie quotes of all time as well. John Williams continues to deliver with his score and character themes too. This movie is just a classic and absolutely my favorite movie out of all 9.
Final grade: Absolutely a 10/10
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min), 2 hr 7 min (127 min) (special edition)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Irvin Kershner
Writer Leigh Brackett (screenplay by), Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by), George Lucas (story by)
Actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Country USA, UK
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 20 nominations.
Production Company Lucasfilm Ltd.
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), Dolby Digital EX (DVD), DTS-ES (6.1 channels) (Blu-ray), Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1 (theatrical ratio), 2.39 : 1 (4K)
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision PSR R-200, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex X, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (color), Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle (WA), USA (also dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic), VistaVision (special effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)