Star Wars The Last Jedi and Empire Similarities

Rian Johnson has explained the structural parallels between his upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi, and Irvin Kershner’s Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. The Star Wars sequel trilogy officially launched with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens two years ago, and although the movie was critically acclaimed and had broken virtually every box office record, it was criticized for relying heavily on concepts and plot points from George Lucas’ original 1977 Star Wars film (later subtitled A New Hope).

Abrams addressed the fan criticism as well as the parallels ...

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