11 The Empire Strikes Back Best Moments

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is by far our favorite Star Wars movie.

There are so many things about the Star Wars sequel that it just sends it into another galaxy of joy for us as Star Wars fans.

Here are the 11 Empire Strikes Back moments that make it the best Star Wars movie in the series.

 

1. Luke Fights Darth Vader (Before He's Ready)

Luke Fights Darth Vader (Before He's Ready)
Who would have thought after the first Star Wars that we'd get that highly anticipated battle between Luke and Vader in the second movie?! But boy, as Yoda predicted, Luke was not ready. Then again... what Vader said might have had something to do with that result!

2. I'm Your Father!

I'm Your Father!
After battling each other, Darth Vader tells Luke, "I'm your father!" That will get in your head... and it rocked our world!! One of those movie twists that we did not see coming and one of the reasons Empire is our fave Star Wars movie!

3. Leia Says I Love You, Han Says I Know

Leia Says I Love You, Han Says I Know
This one really gets people, but it's classic Han Solo. Han is set to be taken away forever, and Leia reveals her love. It's quite a romantic moment, until Han says, "I know!" What?!

4. Han Solo is Frozen in Carbonite

Han Solo is Frozen in Carbonite
Han Solo, after telling Leia "I know" to her "I love you"... is frozen in carbonite. Which is also shocking, as he's our favorite hero and he's now gone. Or is he? Enter Return of the Jedi's opening scene!

5. Introducing Yoda

Introducing Yoda
There are movie characters, and then there is Yoda. The way he speaks. His wisdom. The Luke mentorship... and it all began with his introduction in The Empire Strikes Back!

6. Cloud City

Cloud City
What a cool place! Can we go there? Please?! Sure, things don't work out so well for our heroes there, but for a while... it seemed like heaven.

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Quotes

Emperor: Search your feelings, Lord Vader. You will know it to be true. He will destroy us.
Darth Vader: He's just a boy. Obi-Wan can no longer help him.

C-3PO: Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite. He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing process, that is.
Darth Vader: Well, Calrissian, did he survive?
Lando: Yes, he's alive, and in perfect hibernation.
Darth Vader: He's all yours, bounty hunter.