The Empire Strikes Back is currently #28 on my flickchart list.
Do you remember when you first saw Star Wars? If you are a certain gender and a certain age, it was THE defining movie of your childhood. You were either Luke or Han when you played. You craved everything Star Wars.
Then The Empire Strikes Back came out and it added so many layers. You were blown away. “No....I am your father” rocked your little mind. Yoda letting the audience know “No. There is another” led to rampant speculation for a few years about where the story was going to go next.
This film is the reason I think one should watch the movies in release order...think of how...muted...this film becomes if you have seen the prequels first....