Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40 Years Today

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40 Years Today

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40 Years Today
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On May 21, 1980, the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was released in theaters in the United States, the second in the franchise’s launch order and which subsequently became the so-called “Episode V”.

The film originally drew mixed reviews, but today it is widely recognized not only as one of the best films in the Star Wars saga, but in the entire history of cinema.

He is also one of the most important names linked to world pop culture, for bringing striking scenes like Darth Vader revealing that he is Luke’s father and the famous “I love you / I know”, exchanged between Han Solo and Leia.

The film also has as its main theme the song The Imperial March, composed by John Williams exclusively to be the theme of Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. The soundtrack is still widely used today in several other films, series and television programs as a reference, but also adopted to mark rivalries between characters and sports teams, for example.

Remember the official synopsis of the film:

For the first time in digital format, discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, the forces of the Empire continue to search for the Rebels. After a defeat by the Rebellion on the frozen planet Hoth, Luke travels to the planet Dagobah to train with the Jedi Meter Yoda, who has lived in secret since the fall of the Republic.

Want to review? Enjoy: the film is available in Brazil through the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

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