star wars (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back sets up a world of reversals to our assumptions. It’s not a small daffy alien, it’s a great spiritual guru. It’s not your old friend, he has betrayed you. It’s not a cave in an asteroid, it’s a space worm. It’s not your ultimate enemy, it’s your father. As Yoda puts it, Empire is about the process to “unlearn what you have learned”, because the truth might be on the other side of your assumptions.