When 900 years old YOU reach, look as good you will not.
Gen-Xers, at least the nerdy ones, have yet another reason to feel older than their parents: The Empire Strikes Back turned 30 today. Ars Technica has a nice, article commemorating it.
The second film in the original trilogy puts all the characters in the worst situations possible, and it ends without resolving much. Han Solo is gone, but there is a rescue mission being planned. Luke is left to deal with the fact that everything he thought he knew has been a clever falsehood meant to guard him from his past. Then we get credits. Even standing alone, before we’re introduced to Ewoks and a giant space slug that’s also a gangster, this is an amazing film.