After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader. Written by
To create the Wampas roar, sound effects artist Randy Thom recorded the noises made by an elephant in the Oakland Zoo. Sound designer Ben Burtt and the film sound team then recorded the cries of a sea lion at Marineland of the Pacific Public oceanarium and mixed that on top of the elephant recording to produce the final effect. See more »
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Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?
Loud and clear, kid. What's up?
Well, I finished my circle. I don't pick up any life readings.
There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser. Sensors are placed. I'm going back.
Right. I'll see you shortly. There's a meteorite that hit the ground near here. I want to check it out. It won't take long.
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Opening crawl: "It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space..." See more »
It's NOT the darkest of the trilogy - it's the most mature
`It avoids having the standard shoot-'em-up ending,' says a friend of mine,
`by not having an ending.' I suppose this is what most people think, but
all the same the film manages to form a satisfying whole; or at least, a
whole that satisfies me. I'm therefore inclined to think it DOES have an
ending. Obviously, I can't discuss this without giving things away to
few who don't know what happens. If you're one of those few, then believe
me: your ignorance is precious enough to be worth guarding until you see
film. Stop reading now.
After the surprise attack on the rebel base, Luke Skywalker splits with
Leia, et al. Han's party gets away first (is it just me, or is the shot of
Luke watching the Falcon flying off while he stands stranded on the ground,
a poignant one?), but thereafter they face one narrow escape after another,
while Luke slinks off quietly and safely to train with
The training scenes are many and Yoda talks a great deal of rubbish. But
somehow it doesn't matter. The film is ambivalent in its attitude towards
Yoda, anyway. Our sympathy clearly lies with the entirely non-spiritual
concerns of Han, Leia and the adolescent Luke. The main story concerns the
understanding that builds between Han and Leia. In the end they are honest
with one another; and if Han's being frozen and shipped back to Tatooine is
the price to pay for this, well, it's the price to pay. It was very
important NOT to end with the dashing rescue that opens `Return of the
Jedi', which would be dramatically beside the point. Instead we end with
the promise that the rescue will some day occur. That's
As for Luke: he abandons Yoda to rescue Han and Leia, and achieves NOTHING
WHATEVER. This was my favourite touch. All five Jedis - Luke, Obi-Wan,
Yoda, Vader, and the Emperor - find that their conflicting instincts are
entirely wrong. The film is really about the temporary triumph of human
impulses over the mystical Force. Luke's human idealism is vindicated, but
his supernatural powers, just this once, are not.
When George Lucas gave his Star Wars trilogy a fresh coat of varnish in
he felt he had to justify the expense by making needless changes. You'll
notice he made precious few changes to episode V. There just wasn't room.
He added a few extra shots of the ice monster, which of course weakened
one scene; but even with those changes in place the Special Edition is
virtually identical to the original edition. Since Lucas was so keen on
making changes wherever he could this is obviously a tribute to the
tightness of the story and the direction. It's also a tribute to the
perfection of the original special effects, more innovative than the
in the first Star Wars movie and better than the effects in any subsequent
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