Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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Action - Adventure - Sci-Fi | 124 minutes
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Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the Rebels abandon their new base in an assault with the Imperial AT-AT walkers on the ice world of Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the droid C-3PO escape in the Millennium Falcon, but are later captured by Darth Vader on Bespin. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and the droid R2-D2 follows Obi-Wan Kenobi's posthumous command, and receives Jedi training from Master Yoda on the swamp world of Dagobah. Will Skywalker manage to rescue his friends from the Dark Lord?

The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as-grass hero from the first film, now a seasoned space warrior. Luke's Star Wars cohorts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are likewise more experienced in the ways and means of battling the insidious Empire, as represented by the brooding Darth Vader (body of David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones). And, of course, "The Force," personified by the ghost of Luke's mentor Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness), is with them all. Retreating from Vader's minions, Luke ends up, at first, on the Ice Planet H...
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oth, and then the tropical Dagobah. Here he makes the acquaintance of the gnomish Yoda (voice of Frank Oz), whose all-encompassing wisdom comes in handy during the serial-like perils of the rest of the film. Before the film's open-ended climax, we are introduced to the apparently duplicitous Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and are let in on a secret that profoundly affects both Luke and his arch-enemy, Vader. Many viewers consider this award-winning film the best of the Star Wars movies, and its special-effects bonanza was pure gold at the box office.
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Luke Skywalker and his loyal band team up to do battle with Empire's forces who decide to enact revenge. Yet, Luke is empowered by the Jedi master Yoda in learning to master the Force, something he will need when he meets Darth Vader in a startling confrontation.

Darth Vader zet zich in om de rebellie tegen Het Keizerrijk de kop in te drukken. De rebellen hebben een basis op de ijsplaneet Hoth. Wanneer keizerlijke troepen arriveren om de rebellen te vernietigen vluchten Han Solo en Princess Leia naar Cloud City, waar ze gevangen worden genomen door Vader. Luke Skywalker reist af naar de planeet Dagobah, waar hij door de Jedi-meester Yoda in de Force getraind wordt.

Critic Consensus :Dark, sinister, but ultimately even more involving than A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back defies viewer expectations and takes the series to heightened emotional levels.

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Lucasfilm Is Suing A Brewery Over This Cleverly Named Beer Flavor

Don't mess with Lucasfilm. Your cheeky puns of brews and hoppery will not appease its Dark Side. Which is to say that Lucasfilm is suing a New York based brewery for copyright infringement. THR reports Syracuse.s Empire Brewing Co. has been issued a a notice of opposition from Lucasfilm because of the name of one their bock lagers, "Strikes Bock." Yup. Empire's Strikes Bock. Formerly a draft, Empire's Strikes Bock was moving ahead to trademarking the name for bottling and distribution outside of their flagship bar, and that's when they caught the notice of Lucasfilm. The Disney subsidiary insists that the name is too similar to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back . The opposition notice insists that this would cause customer confusion. Customer confusion is a term we've seen sited in lawsuits before, but normally in the instances of mockbusters. For instance, Disney sued in the
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