History Film / TheEmpireStrikesBack

21st Aug '16 7:47:49 PM CamelCase
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* BigBudgetBeefUp: The first movie had a modest budget of 8 million (which bloated to 11 million because of reshoots), some obviously rushed and less frequent effects shots (a side effect of ILM just getting set up and facing soul-crushing deadlines while trying to get the films effects shots to work) and a B-movie look to it all around. ''Empire'' had three times the budget of the original film, and the entire film, from the amazing and more frequent effects shots to the stunning setwork, is much more ambitious in presentation and scope than what was possible before.
18th Aug '16 2:26:28 PM bowserbros
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* LukeIAmYourFather: The TropeNamer, though said trope name is a slight [[BeamMeUpScotty misquote]] (as detailed in the "Trivia" tab).
13th Aug '16 10:34:03 PM Statzkeen
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** Unlike many examples of this trope, Obi-Wan actually literally can't interfere, rather than deciding to hold back for the sake of letting the hero learn a lesson or win on his own - as a ghost, he can't do anything to affect a lightsaber battle.
28th Jul '16 2:02:43 PM Ohio9
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* TheBadGuyWins: Played with. The Empire crushes the rebels at Hoth, forcing the good guys to flee, but this doesn't defeat the Rebellion. Additionally, the good guys then get trapped in an asteroid field and then barely escape with their lives. Darth Vader defeats Luke in a lightsabre duel, cutting off his hand but Luke's virtue proves too strong to turn, and Han Solo is captured by Boba Fett and then frozen in carbonite to be taken to Jabba the Hutt. Are you wondering why this film is called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Empire Strikes Back]]'', yet?

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* TheBadGuyWins: Played with. The Empire crushes the rebels at Hoth, forcing the good guys to flee, but this doesn't defeat they fail to achieve their primary objectives: Eliminating the Rebellion.rebel army and capturing Luke Skywalker. Additionally, the good guys then get trapped in an asteroid field and then barely escape with their lives. Darth Vader defeats Luke in a lightsabre duel, cutting off his hand but Luke's virtue proves too strong to turn, and Han Solo is captured by Boba Fett and then frozen in carbonite to be taken to Jabba the Hutt. Are you wondering why this film is called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Empire Strikes Back]]'', yet?
21st Jul '16 12:01:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Hanís plan to escape the Imperial fleet by attaching the ''Millennium Falcon'' to a star destroyer and waiting for the destroyer to release its garbage, which is standard Imperial procedure before going into light speed. The ''Falcon'' then floats away with the garbage. Boba Fett, however, [[GenreSavvy foresees this plan]] and [[SubvertedTrope follows them]].

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** Hanís plan to escape the Imperial fleet by attaching the ''Millennium Falcon'' to a star destroyer and waiting for the destroyer to release its garbage, which is standard Imperial procedure before going into light speed. The ''Falcon'' then floats away with the garbage. Boba Fett, however, [[GenreSavvy foresees this plan]] plan and [[SubvertedTrope follows them]].



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Even though Vader uses his leverage against Lando to keep Leia, Chewie, and the droids on Cloud City, he also has the sense to repair the hyperdrive of the ''Millennium Falcon'' but deactivate it, just in case they try to escape. As the hyperdrive is ''technically'' working perfectly, any hunt for problems will be a wild goose chase. Luckily for the rebels, R2 reactivates the hyperdrive just in time.
7th Jul '16 3:58:24 PM Khrunwahl02
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** Vader reveals to Luke that he is his father. Luke accuses Vader of lying, but Vader calmly responds "Search your feelings you know it to be true".

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** Vader reveals to Luke that he is his father. Luke accuses Vader of lying, but Vader calmly responds "Search your feelings you know it to be true".
7th Jul '16 3:27:39 PM Khrunwahl02
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* WeCanRuleTogether: Vader offers this to Luke.

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**Vader reveals to Luke that he is his father. Luke accuses Vader of lying, but Vader calmly responds "Search your feelings you know it to be true".
* WeCanRuleTogether: Vader offers this to Luke.Luke, up to the point he begs Luke to do so, arguing that a father and his son should rule the galaxy together, not fight each other to the death over it.
26th Jun '16 10:55:20 PM greywolfpsu
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* TurnsRed: Vader against Luke in the finale of their duel on Bespin, hacking and swinging much more aggressively than the beginning of the duel. His aggressiveness actually leaves himself open enough for Luke to score a hit on him, which he promptly pays for. Not that Vader was in any danger of being defeated, but he simply decided to finish Luke by overwhelming him with sheer force.
25th Jun '16 10:02:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheManBehindTheMan: While it's no surprise now, Palpatine's brief appearance was the first indication there was one for Vader.
17th Jun '16 2:13:01 PM Josef5678
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* MissingTrailerScene: In the [[https://youtu.be/JNwNXF9Y6kY?t=1m29s middle of the theatrical trailer]], C-3PO is seen tearing a sign off of a door, which did not appear in the final film. In the deleted scene, Threepio tears a warning sign off of a door which leads to a Wampa cave, which several stormtroopers open, then get attacked by the Wampa.
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