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The Empire Strikes Back (1997 edition)

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


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Viewing Date:
February 1997
IMDB Name:
Empire Strikes Back, The (1980)
Irvin Kershner
action, drama, sci-fi
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I was really surprised, while watching The Empire Strikes Back to realize that I had never seen it! I suddenly understand where character like Lando Calrissian come from, and why Luke is missing a hand! Whenever it is that I get around to seeing Return of the Jedi again, I'm sure I'll enjoy it more.

On it's own, this is still a great movie. The special effects, for the large scale scenes like the perspective of the catwalk that Vader and Luke fight on, are very nicely done. The Tauntauns, however, looked terrible. At best, they looked like amateur claymation.

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