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Movies The Empire Strikes Back is the greatest sci fi movie of all time

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  1. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    Just watched it for what I’m guessing is close to the hundredth time over the past thirty years.

    the Combat scene on Hoth
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    Han out flying the tie fighters in the asteroid field
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    the best light Sabre battle in all the Star Wars films
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    the classical music score throughout that I’m sure made me smarter as a wee lad

    and the most iconic line in any movie sci fi or other wise in “I am your father”....(chills typing that)
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    So what sci fi movie realistically tops Empire strikes back?
     
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  2. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Interstellar smokes it
     
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  3. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    It's not even regarded as Sci Fi by many Sci Fi fans and the director himself lol .. Fun movie but not even close to reaching Blade Runner levels.

    EDIT: Also the famous line is a common Mandela Effect so a lot of people get it wrong cos he says “No, I am your father." not "Luke, I am your father"
     
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  4. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    lol good one
     
  5. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    lol good one
     
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  6. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    It's not.. "George Lucas himself declared that "Star Wars isn't a science-fiction film, it's a fantasy film and a space opera" in 2015."
     
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  7. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    @Madmick

    bro...help me school these youngins.

    I’m thinking a lot of you guys are going to disagree with me for arguments sake all the PhD level geeks in the berry surely I’m not the only one that knows ESB is the greatest ever...

    and the first person that Mentions Avatar gets their geek credentials suspended
     
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    Y’all can hate on me all you want. I always felt Star Wars was overrated and drawn out much more than it needs to be for the story and content it delivers. Its frustrating for me to try and watch. Is it entertaining? Of course. Was it good for its time? Yeah. But it hasn’t aged well, I feels Star Wars fails like many other series from not having any real satisfying conclusion.
     
  9. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Perhaps the greatest Space Opera ever <Moves>
     
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    Nah dawg, the conclusion was great!
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    Greatest SW movie, yes. Not best ever. Standalone films that are great don't have the benefit of the significant story that is created around a film in a trilogy or any series.
     
  12. deucesarewild Purple Belt

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    It might. If you can explain the multidimensional ending with the book shelf.
     
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  13. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    I disagree with GL’s characterization of the Star Wars movies as a “space opera”

    I mean... there’s literally no operatic moments in any of the films now we all know there’s classical music but no opera singing

    and I’d consider Lord of the Rings in the fantasy genre..not Star Wars. though of course there’s some fantasy elements with the force in all. but still way more sci fi than fantasy

    so to reiterate George is wrong
     
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    Terminator 2, the Matrix and Predator all take a dump on this movie, which is still the best Star Wars movie there is.
     
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  15. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    its not
     
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    Oh yes the matrix was very good. Great answer
     
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    Well fuck me, now I’m convinced
     
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    I'm fishing for an explanation for the ending of Interstellar, thank you. Obviously, TESB is flagship sci fi film.
     
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  19. Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    most will disagree with those three in comparison to Empire strikes back for rewatch ability,nostalgia, action, emotion there’s none better
     
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    No, seriously, explain that part of the movie, please.
     
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