365 films in 2016: film 54 (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1980)

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 22.13.26Continuing on from yesterday’s film I carried on with the Star Wars trilogy with The Empire Strikes Back, seeing as I blew my Star Wars load yesterday with A New Hope I don’t have too much to say about this movie, once again The Empire Strikes Back is a sci-fi spectacle and is just as genre defining as the last film in the series, although I don’t love it as much as everyone loves this film, it’s good, but it’s no A New Hope.

To me The Empire Strikes Back is missing something the first movie has, A New Hope was so charming and rough around the edges that it felt unique and stood out so much, The Empire Strikes Back is so streamlined and high budget that it kind of loses a little of that charm, it’s still an incredible film obviously and writing wise it’s terrific but it doesn’t have that little charm A New Hope had, The Empire Strikes Back is a fantastic piece of sci-fi and has spawned a million different tropes and copies, but to me it’s no A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back is an 8/10.

In 2016 i will be watching 365 films (yes, i know there are 366 days this year) and writing about how I felt about them, I decided to do this just because over the last year or so i’ve Sort of pulled away from film and I wanna start to enjoy watching movies again. This will normally be just notes I made or thoughts I have about the film.


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