Written by Richie Pepio
During the 124 days before the release of The Last Jedi, I’m reviewing all 124 minutes of the theatrical version of The Empire Strikes Back. Join me and together we will watch Star Wars….
Luke gets his Hamlet moment. Visited by the ghost of his father figure, Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke is beckoned further on his mission to ultimately avenge his father. Unfortunately, the only way to avenge his father is by killing his father. Look, Shakespeare didn't write this, it's not his fault. But it's still Hamlet-esque. They don’t call it a “space opera” for nothing.
Obi Wan’s ghost dissipates when Han rides right through him. The smuggler dismounts and rushes to Luke’s aid when his Tauntaun immediately collapses from exhaustion.
This moment gets high marks for taking the space fantasy to a new level and pairing it with a healthy dose of reality.
Best Performance by a Human: Oscar nominee Alec Guinness’ single line, for which he was probably paid a million every utterance of “Dagobah” and then wrote diary entries later with the text "today I said 'Dagobah' again [eye roll]."
Best Performance by a Non-human: Dying Tauntaun (RIP)
Best Line: “Luke… you will go to the Dagobah system. There you will learn from Yoda, the Jedi Master who trained me.”
Rating: 50,000 out of 50,250 light-years that Dagobah is from galaxy’s core.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Minute 15:00 where we see what Star Wars rice looks like.
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