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HKFanatic's rating of the film Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

This has catapulted to my top 5 blu-ray viewing experiences. "Empire" set the template for the perfect sequel and yet it's a wonder why so few movies follow it. It's darker in look and tone; it greatly expands the first film's mythology; and although the stakes are actually lower - the Rebellion isn't in danger as much as our band of heroes is - we care more because we've become so invested in these characters.