The Empire Strikes Back

  • Ranking Every Star Wars Opening Shot

    Everyone knows the now iconic opening to the Star Wars movies, with John Williams’ incredible score accompanying three paragraphs of crawling text designed to set up the following couple of hours of space-set action and adventure. Watching the films constantly since a young age, these crawls are seared into...
  • Star Wars Original Trilogy isn’t as Good as You Remember

    Hear me moan, To prep myself for The Force Awakens I revisited A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi – and they’re not as good as I remember. It’s difficult not to blame the prequels because they have, without a doubt, created plot-holes and...
  • Worst Things About The Star Wars Original Trilogy

    It’s easy to say that the original trilogy is flawless. The films are monoliths of popular culture, inspiring current legends of cinema like Christopher Nolan to begin making films. They propelled the art of visual effects forwards into previously unimaginable directions and most of all made multiple generations fall...