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….
With the Raiders of the Lost Ark set hosting principal photography in mid-1980, the late 70's and early 80's were heady times with Hollywood pumping sets full of drugs and live snakes. There's actually so many serpents that Mark Hamill casually tosses one off to the side before grabbing a bowl. He changed his tune in a later scene when he was bit by one of the reptilian extras.
As for the character of Luke Skywalker, he's cursing his luck. When you go from farmboy to resistance celebrity in a period of 121 minutes, you don't have much patience for being stranded stranger's smelly bog cabin for the foreseeable future. And let's face it, the rootleaf stew on Dagobah isn't anything to foodblog home about...
...But if you do want to brag about it, go ahead and give this recipe a spin. StarWars.com offers this take on the soup that Luke Skywalker calls "(Grimace, changes subject)."
But where to find an immersion blender?
Luke goes on to pester his host about when they'll be leaving to meet the elusive Jedi Master, and the green man just goes off on a tangent to describe his memories of Anakin's power and promise. Luke just wonders how this stranger knows his father and we realize this whole scene exists to show that Skywalker is a moron.
Best Performance by a Human: Luke's tastebuds.
Best Performance by a Non-human: Yoda's dropping of subtle and not-so-subtle hints.
Best Line: Yoda's heavy statement about Luke's father - "powerful Jedi was he, powerful Jedi."
Rating: 10.3 out of 11 ingredients in Yoda's rootleaf stew.
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