I’ll never join you!
Luke Skywalker has finally made his way to Cloud City. What’s waiting for him, greatest moments in modern film, arguably the best moment in Star Wars: the clash between Luke and Darth Vader in the bowels of Cloud City. And Galaxy of Adventures, Disney’s growing collection of fantastic little Star Wars animated shorts, is tackling it nearly in full.
It’s beautiful, with fluid fighting and a lot of visual drama. It has one small gap, though: the reveal that Vader is Luke’s father is missing. I guess to… avoid spoilers? If this is the first glimpse some kids have of Star Wars, I guess it makes sense to avoid giving away all the secrets. But I’m going to be honest: I really would have liked to see that moment in animation, too. The whole sequence, while dramatic, just feels lacking without it.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is full of iconic moments just dying to be rendered in the animated aesthetic of Titmouse’s Galaxy of Adventures shorts. But Luke venturing to Dagobah to learn the ways of the Force definitely ranks up there near the top — and Gizmodo’s got an...Read more
This short is the fourth in a series focused on The Empire Strikes Back in commemoration of its 40th anniversary. There are also shorts on the Battle of Hoth, Luke’s journey to Dagobah, and Han and Leia going to Cloud City. Predictably, they’re all excellent.