[Movies] Joss Whedon Discuses What He Dislikes About Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.26.2013
What sin did the film commit?
- During a recent interview, Joss Whedon was asked about films and sequels. He noted that The Godfather: Part II and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back are shining examples of great sequels. But he also had a criticism of Empire…
"Empire committed the cardinal sin of not actually ending. Which at the time I was appalled by and I still think it was a terrible idea. Well, it's not an ending. It's a Come Back Next Week, or in three years. And that upsets me. I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn't end I'll go to a French movie. That's a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself, it can't just build off the first one or play variations."