5 Reasons Why The Empire Strikes Back Is The Best Star Wars Movie

Hello everyone and happy Monday. I know things have been bad and are a little crazy right now, but we at the blog are committed to keeping you entertained. With that in mind, I would like to present my reasons for Episode 5 being the best Star Wars movie out of all of them, following up my post last week. So, without further ado:

5. The Tone- The tone of this film is much darker than the previous one. Our heroes are put through test after test, and they ultimately fail the majority of them. I think that does a fantastic job of connecting us to them and making us care about them even more.

4. The Duel- I know people like the flashy choreography of the prequel and sequel trilogies, but this is still the best lightsaber duel of all time for me. Luke looks like he is trying to go all out and kill Vader, and the personal tone of the duel is something that perhaps only Return of the Jedi can match.

3. The Story- Tying somewhat in with number five, the story is fantastic. The heroes are separated, yet each one is drawn inevitably together for the final scenes of the movie. It makes for great theater and gives us as the viewer multiple stories to take in.

2. The Twist- As in the greatest twist in cinema history. This twist had a lasting impact on the saga, and it turned Darth Vader into something much more. Until now, he had been the mechanical villain hell bent on destroying our heroes. But after this, we all wondered how someone supposedly so heroic as Anakin Skywalker fell so far. This movie is by far the most important one in the development of Darth Vader.

1. Improvements- It’s hard for a sequel to match it’s predecessor, but this film went above that. It took everything that was great about Star Wars and improved on it. The saga has been trying to get to these heights ever since, and that just shows you that Episode 5 is the best.

That’s it for this week. Please, everyone, stay safe and healthy. It’s a tough time for the country, but if you need a few minutes away, we will continue to be here for entertainment. Thank you for reading, and I’ll talk to you next week.

Here is last week’s post detailing why Episode 4 is the best Star Wars movie:

5 Reasons That Episode 4 Is The Best Star Wars Movie

For the Express Yourself Freely Empire Strikes back official movie review, click on the link below

Star Wars: The Empire strikes Back (1980) Movie review

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