At the end of ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’, the rebel alliance successfully destroyed the evil Empire’s greatest asset – The Death Star – Thanks to the help of Luke Skywalker. But the tragic truth of it all that we learn from ‘Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ is that the good guys may have won the battle but not the war. ‘Episode V’ takes place three years after ‘Episode IV’, the Rebel Alliance is being pursued by Darth Vader and his most elite forces of the Empire.
“Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” continues to draw from many mythological stories, figures, and worldly religions much like the previous chapter. ‘A New Hope’ exceeded all cinematic expectations one can imagine and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ does the same and even more, it proves itself as an extraordinary sequel in the vein of “The Godfather: Part II”, “Rocky II”, “Jaws 2”, and “Dawn of the Dead”.http://explosive.today.com/2009/02/17/star-wars-episode-v-the-empire-strikes-back-1980/