Top 10 Star Wars Quotes (and what makes them great)31.07.08 # Top Ten # 39 Comments
4. “Lando’s not a system he’s a man!”
Film: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Who: Han Solo to Princess Leia Organa
What makes it great?
Leia, Han, and the gang are looking for a safe system to escape the Empire. Leia and Han are also quietly fighting for leadership. As Leia constantly tries to prove she has the intellectual upper hand, Han smarmily, but all the more loveably, counters her points. And this is the quintessential “Quiet down dear” line, as she mistakes Lando Calrissian for a star system. It’s Star Wars does battle of the sexes/couple bickering on a long drive. The humour in the new trilogy is blunt and unsophisticated, but this serves to remind us that Star Wars once did subtle.