Star Wars episode V (5), The Empire strikes back, is the second original movie in the popular Star Wars series. This movie made about 349 million in the box office and its budget was about 18 million.
The movie begins on the icy planet of Hoth, with the imperials shooting drop pods with probe droids to scan for the rebel base. Luke is scouting the icy plateau and gets attacked and knocked out by a Wampa, a yeti like creature and gets dragged back to his cave. He is hung by the ceiling and cuts himself loose with his lightsaber and cuts off the wampa’s arm and escapes into a snow storm. The imperials begin the ground assault with massive AT-AT walkers assaulting the rebel base. The rebels trip the massive walkers with their A-wings tow cables while Princess Leia and the rest of the base evacuate.
After he escapes, Luke flies to Dagobah to seek out Jedi Master Yoda. Luke finds Yoda and begins his Jedi training. Luke trains hard and has a vision of the future. He travels to Bespin to help Leia, Han, Chewbacca, and C3PO who have been captured by the bounty hunter Boba Fett and the empire. Han is frozen in carbonite and given to the bounty hunter as a reward to bring to Jabba the Hutt.
Luke arrives on Bespin and searches for the 3 others. Leia,Lando, Chewie, C3PO and R2 escape to the millennium falcon whilst Luke duels Darth Vader and in the process gets his hand sliced off by Darth Vader. Luke jumps down an exit from the city and uses the force to call Leia to pick him up.
The group fixes the hyperdrive and jumps to hyperspace and escapes the Super Star Destroyer and makes it to the rebel fleet, Luke gets a bionic hand and Chewwie and Lando set off to find Han and Jabba the Hutt.
Overall this movie was mostly for adding more background for Luke gaining more power through the force and learning its ways and leading up to the next movie, Episode VI, which is the final movie in the original trilogy before the prequels and sequels. There is less action than the first movie but it lays some groundwork for characters like Lando Calirisian and Boba Fett. The incredible models used for the space fights and vehicles and the stop motion used with clay for the space worm section make it a incredible mash of film types combined into a great movie.