'Empire Strikes Back' Honest Trailer: Best 'Star Wars' Movie Involved George Lucas the Least

Go back to a time when people didn't take imaginary characters quite so seriously.
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It's considered the greatest Star Wars movie ever, and that certainly makes Honest Trailers' job a little harder.

The Honest Trailer for Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes admittedly has trouble finding things to nitpick about the movie, with the narrator noting it's tough, before grasping at straws by pointing out that sometimes the characters pronounce Han differently.

"The movie Star Wars fans love the most, just so happens to be the one where George Lucas was involved the least," says the narrator as the credits point out the film was directed by Irvin Kershner with a screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan.

The trailer points out Empire Strikes Back is truly a different kind of sequel — one that doesn't just trade on nostalgia, but actually builds on what came before, with it introducing new worlds and iconic new characters like Yoda and Boba Fett. But perhaps the biggest difference is the way fandom has changed in the intervening years, with archival footage of news coverage and old interviews showing a world where people didn't take these imaginary characters quite so seriously. 

Honest Trailers previously tackled A New Hope and Force Awakens. For a very different type of honest reaction to Empire, check out a 7-year-old's review of the film after viewing it for the first time