The Empire Strikes Back turns 40 this year.

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  1. Skekgar82

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    Hard to believe this masterpiece of cinema is 40 this year! not to mention one of the greatest sequels ever and one of those sequels that surpasses the first one.

    My parents actually saw this when it came out and i saw it on video at age 4 with the other 2 back in 86 and loved it.

    Not to mention one of the greatest well written scripts in Sci-fi and fantasy history and top notch performances, quality direction and thrills, action and drama all balanced nicely with some good humor.
     
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    Not to mention one of the biggest plot twists in movie history:

     
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    Huge part of my childhood and one of my all-time favorite movies, but I will not watch it again until the real version gets a legit official release. If that turns out being never, so be it. I am completely done with all the "Special Edition" variations. They can all ^#%$ my $^&#&@. I am never watching another non-original theatrical cut of an OT movie again.
     
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    Well you can buy on ebay bootleg blu-rays of the despecialized cuts of the classic trilogy which are remastered from fans from interpositives and all.
     
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    Like I said, I want official releases, not bootleg frankensteins. If and when Disney finally wises up, I'll be there. Until then, I'm done.
     
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    Definitely one of the greatest sequels in cinematic history. Higher tension and stakes, new allies/enemies, and an iconic twist that stands strong.
     
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    I can handle the additional CG of expanded sets, more ships, more polished FX, etc. - updates I'd consider good and made sense to do - but I've never been able to accept the original Boba voice being replaced with that prequel turd's, or my oddly favorite pissed off & concisely terse Vader line of "bring my shuttle" getting redubbed with all the new "alert my star destblah blah blah..." nonsense they added.
     
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    Temura Morrison as Boba was one of the few changes that was actually an improvement, because his voice is actually cool and subdued and fits the character, and the original Boba sounded like a drunk pirate.
     
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    Not to mention even though Boba was Jango’s son he TECHNICALLY was a clone so it fit having Temura reprise the role.
     
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    ESB is the first movie I remember seeing in the theatre, when I was 4. It must have been opening day too; I remember waiting in a line going around the building, and it was cloudy and drizzly. My dad was a little irritated when I asked to go to the bathroom during the Space Slug sequence :D 
     
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    Yeah we all know the rationale of it, thanks.

    Doesn't change the fact that his voice suddenly being a Kiwi wasn't jarring. That, and it just further acknowledged the existence of the utter shit prequels and the utter shit actors in them, so I found that to be a problem. Replacing the voice with that fool was every bit as bad as replacing Sebastian Shaw with that whiny little bell's palsy faced Hayden Christensen in Jedi as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    a plot twist so good, everyone knows it even before they've seen it.
     
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    Saw it in the theater. Still the best film of the saga.
     
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    My gosh, it feels like we were just celebrating the 30th anniversary. When I saw the headline, it took me a minute to realize that was a whole decade ago. I remember the hype back then. They had a bunch of new toys. I got myself a Dengar from Toys R Us.
     
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    First movie I ever saw in a theater. And that was an experience...

    I can't remember what theater in Omaha it was, but I'm sure it's long gone now.
    Even with the dim memories of the movie experience itself, though, I know that that was the beginning of my love for the franchise - that Christmas I got my first Kenner figures (the original versions of Threepio [no removable limbs] and Artoo [no periscope], and Yoda) and them spiffy yellow PJs with Vader, Fett and the droids on them.
     
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    I liked some of the things they changed in n ESB. I really liked opening up of Cloud City to where you see far more of it. Also Vader arriving on the Star Destroyer after the duel.