• Pete Fletzer

REVIEW: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

Star Wars fans have a long history of hungering for detailed background information about the saga's most obscure creatures and characters. From as far back as the “Tales From…” series of books in the 1990s, which provided a collection of backstories for the denizens of the famous cantina and the populace of Jabba's palace, die-hards have demonstrated a desire to fill in the wide-open spaces of the Star Wars films. From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back continues the tradition as an anthology of forty short stories featuring seemingly minor events and characters that may have appeared on screen for only a few moments (if at all!) to tell the story of the film from their perspective. This is the same recipe as 2017's From a Certain Point of View, featuring stories related to A New Hope, and, like its predecessor, it is a lot of fun for every level of fan - from the deeply entrenched Star Wars scholar to the casual movie-goer.

The 550-page tome adds color to every aspect of the film: from the marquis characters and key plot points (The evil Emperor Palpatine, the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett)