Saturday, December 19, 2015

1980 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK


If you can get through the first 30 minutes of this film with all the Millennium Falcon won't fly jokes
with Han Solo and Chewbacca hamming it up, this is a pretty decent sequel.

Geoege Lucas gave up direction on this film turning it over to a decent director of actors named Irvin Kershner.  But for the most part this was a Lucas production with his hand prints all over it especially in the special effects sequences which are still very good.



There may be a touch of what Andrew Sarris calls "strained seriousness"  running through this film but it certainly plays better then what the future held for the series.

124 minutes.


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