I’m a diehard Star Wars fan, as you already know. I have watched every movie at least five times and the first six films at least three hundred times combined (at least.) The Empire Strikes Back is considered the best of the Skywalker Saga and Star Wars stories and after seeing it in theaters for the first time yesterday I understand why.
The movie, once it gets rolling, is nonstop! I was blown away as I sat in my local theater taking in a film that, in 1980, was truly a masterpiece. Even now, after seeing so many movies, this film stands out as a marvel, a true achievement of movie making that has passed the test of time.
The Millennium Falcon’s rumbling motor shook my soul, the Hoth battle left me speechless on the big screen, Yoda’s wisdom was chill-inducing, and yeah, that’s why Boba Fett was an instant fan-favorite. I already thought he was cool but he’s even cooler in the movie theaters where we get to hear his ship, Slave I, commanding our eardrums as it flies twice in the film.
All in all, it’s an experience I will never forget and I probably will be watching it again in my local theater sometime later next week before it leaves the theater. What a ride!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.