Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, the best Star Wars movie. I was too young to see it in the theater. I’m jealous of those who weren’t and went into cold. People who did have told me about the audible gasps and inconsolable fans outside the theater at the end. I hope I can give that experience to my son in a few years.
Two days ago was the 5th and 11th anniversaries of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars:Episode I The Phantom Menace, respectively. The former concluded a wonderful 8 run of Star Wars movies in the theaters. Sith is probably my second favorite, flawed as it was in parts, of the series. It should have been broken into 2 parts, but was still quite enjoyable.
Three years ago I wrote about the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars, so I won’t rehash it any more here. I will however post the Vincent Canby review of The Empire Strikes Back in The Times. Oh and The Darth Side, an excellent fan fiction of Darth Vader’s diary, is still up.