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….
Empire's 62nd Minute is a crash course in the Force. Although Obi Wan was full of proverbs and calendar quotes throughout A New Hope, Yoda seems to divulge more Light Side teachings in these two minutes of screen-time. Even during his 30 seconds spent bobbing around on Luke's back, Yoda drops the following thought-bombs:
"Yes... a Jedi's strength flows through the Force."
"Anger, fear, and aggression. The Dark Side of the Force are they."
"If once you start down the dark path, consume you it will... as it did Obi Wan's apprentice."
Luke asks - "is the Dark Side stronger?" "No. Quicker, easier, more seductive."
"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."
”Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”
For all his wisdom, he also displays some contradictions. Yoda wants Luke to learn the ways of the Light Side but he demands the kid to clear his mind of questions. It's these kinds of mixed messages that could really confuse young students.
In the following deleted footage, Yoda tries to get Luke to chop a tin stick in half. It looks awkward and makes it seem like the wisest Jedi Master in the galaxy is making up these lesson plans on the fly. After 800 years of teaching and 20 years spent waiting for Luke to visit him on Dagobah, you’d at least expect him to give Luke a holocron lecture on kyber crystals or something.
Best Performance by a Human: Luke hopping, skipping and jumping with a tiny Deepak Choprah on his back.
Best Performance by a Non-human: The puppet-carrying backpack - similar to the Outward Hound PoochPouch - $22.41 on Chewie.com.
Best Line: Yoda's summary of the Jedi Code - "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."
Rating: 13.2 out of the at least 14 books written by Deepak Choprah.
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