Caution; SPOILER ALERT. I will be talking about some of the scenes from the movie; “The Empire Strikes Back” proceed with that in mind.
Star Wars is a sensation. With the up and coming movie, I only deemed it necessary to talk about this franchise. More specifically about one I believe to be the most popular. I am of course talking about “The Empire Strikes Back.” With some of the most iconic scenes and an introduction to one of the most famous characters, this movie is by far an epidemic of ideas. It is like an anchor to the Star Wars universe being that it is a great introduction to those starting out and a great reminder to the super fans. So of course why don’t we dive into this universe by starting strong.
This movie introduces to us the iconic father, son conflict. In the Star Wars universe it is a norm to know about Darth Vader and his contribution to the dark side, being the main “bad guy” in a lot of the movies. However, it is first introduced to us, in “The Empire Strikes Back”, that Darth Vader is actually Luke Skywalker’s father. This brings along the memorable scene when Darth Vader invites Luke to the dark side and tells him about his heritage. Despite what most people say, it is a common misconception that the line said is “Luke, I am your father” when all he actually says is “No, I am your father.” Needless to say, one shouldn’t let that anticipation take away from the scene.
Though the scene itself has quite a bit of action, the dialogue that is said helps elevate the importance of what’s going on, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Despite learning of this new connection with Darth Vader, Luke still decides to risk his life falling off the ship than going to the dark side. This internal conflict is clearly shown and represented later on when we see Luke muttering “Why didn’t you tell me?” Over and over once away from the man newly recognized as his father. Luke is saying this to Ben, who became like a father figure to him and was a mentor in learning about the force, the rebels, and the universe in general.
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