Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The Empire Strikes Back

Well, I just finished Star Wars Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back. I liked it better than the first in pretty much every respect. There's a lot more of the things I care about in a movie in this one, and it seems like most of the problems with the first were gone: the acting was just fine, the editing and effects were much better, and it was just overall higher quality. There's not really much for me to say here; there aren't that many movies that have been analyzed more then the Star Wars series. What surprised me the most is how little of the movie I had actually seen. I would guess that I saw about 75% of it for the first time tonight; I had seen the lightsaber battle at the end several times, but didn't remember the Jedi training with Yoda or the Hoth battle at all, for example. There's not much else I can say about it other than the fact that I can definitively say that buying the original trilogy was money well spent. Episode II is still my favorite, I think, but this is a close second, and doesn't have nearly as much filler material.


Derrick Stolee said...

i'm surprised that you didn't see the hoth battle. i'm sure you've heard of it since it's been the most common scenario in every star wars video game. even if you didn't play them yourself, i'm sure you've heard people complaining about having to spin around an AT-AT for the bajillionth time.

Travis said...

I was definitely familiar with the whole idea of tying up the AT-ATs' legs to knock them down, and I have seen this in games before, but I don't think I had actually seen it in the movie. If I had, I am sure that I had not seen anything prior to then.