Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams,
Frank Oz, Alec Guinness
1980, 124 Minutes, Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Description:The middle film in George Lucas's enormously
popular Star Wars science fiction trilogy. The rebellion led by Princess Leia
(Carrie Fisher) suffers before the superior forces of the Empire, young hero
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) faces his first defeats as he attempts to harness
the Force under the tutelage of Jedi master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz), and cocky
Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is betrayed by former ally Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee
familiar music and opening titles have rolled across the screen,
we are in familiar territory. This is Star Wars country
and this film is a worthy, if not at times better, sequel to its
Things go terribly wrong for the Rebel
Alliance as the evil Empire has its revenge for the destruction
of the Death Star chronicled in the previous movie. This makes
the film rather unpredictable (and thus truly exciting!) since
one never really knows what is going to happen next.
As far as
sequels go, this one make sense: barely a rehash of old ideas, it
follows naturally on the previous film and fits in perfectly.
film is superior to Star Wars. It is doubtful whether something
as visually exciting as the chase through the asteroid field will ever
see celluloid again. The duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader at
the end of the film makes their final duel in Return of the Jedi
seem lame and is everything that the duel between Darth Vader and Obi Wan
Kenobi in the first film should have been.
What can I say? If you
haven't already seen it, then what's wrong with you?