In just a couple of short (or seemingly very long) days, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally going to be released in theaters. Since the buzz on the movie has been insanely positive so far, that has left many Star Wars fans feeling very eager to see the first ever stand-alone movie set in a galaxy far, far away. In the meantime, to help tide you over, you can check out the latest Honest Trailer, which is taking on the beloved Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, which has been voted the Greatest Movie of All Time.
Screen Junkies like to keep things timely, so they uploaded their latest Honest Trailer to YouTube just in time for the release of Star Wars: Rogue One. Typically, the Honest Trailers gang will take on a bad movie, but they will occasionally take on the task of trying to find something wrong with a great movie, like The Empire Strikes Back. As it turns out, even for them, this was a nearly impossible task They probably put it best when they say "You suck, perfect movie!"
Even though they may not have been able to find any major flaws, the biggest sins being that people occasionally say Han Solo's name different, they were able to make some valid, and very funny points about what most consider to be the greatest Star Wars movie ever made. Perhaps the most interesting point was that Empire Strikes Back is generally considered to be the best movie in the franchise, but it also happens to be the installment that George Lucas was least involved in. Though he served as an Executive Producer, it was Irvin Kershner who actually directed the movie. Coincidence? Maybe not.
Outside of that, they made some valid points in that Luke Skywalker isn't exactly the smartest guy in the world during the events of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. This Honest Trailer also takes a stab at the very awkward kiss between Luke and Leia, which after the reveal that they are related in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi becomes pretty weird. Many Star Wars fans really don't love the changes made to the movies in the special editions that were released in 1997, but as the Screen Junkies gang points out, they easily changed the least in Episode V, because the movie is damn near perfect as is.
It is usually a little more fun to watch an Honest Trailer when they take on a terrible, or at least divisive movie. But it is pretty fantastic to see Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back holds up after all of these years, even under one of the most intense forms of modern movie criticism that exists. Honest Trailers are not afraid to nitpick and comb through every detail of a movie to fuel their comedic fire, but Star Wars fans will be happy to know the Force is still strong with this one. Be sure to check out the new Honest Trailer for The Empire Strikes Back below.