A dark and seminal sci-fi. Legendary battle scenes and a strong story. Pure entertainment!
Deeper and darker than the first, Ep. V takes a space opera into the high echelons of film
The darkest and most serious part - and therefore the best! Legendary soundtrack!
Most sequels reek. This most definitely does not do that.
By far the best of the original space opera trilogy. Science fiction at its best.
This along with the rest of the series will remain a timeless classic.
Everyone favourite, Mine too! I am your father - just brilliant.
The incredible scope of this sequel builds on the successful foundation of a New Hope.
Immense with its power. Made my childhood but its only now i realise how epic it is.
Good luck finding a movie that is better than this...
The best Star Wars film, an awesome second chapter in the real trilogy.
Taylor Reginald Wright
The second Star Wars film is bigger, darker and more mature. A very powerful experience.
Entertaining film making at its best! Classic!
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (originally released as The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. The screenplay, based on a story by George Lucas, was written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. Of the six main Star Wars films, it was the second to be released and the fifth in terms of internal chronology.
The film is set three years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader chases a small band of Luke's friends—Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and others—across the galaxy, Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. But when Vader captures Luke's friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Vader and save his comrades.
Following a difficult production, The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980,...