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Return of the Jedi
The Empire Falls...
As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.
Luke has severe daddy issues. Han is frozen with nowhere to go. Leia is more mature. Chewie is still the motherfucker. Yoda is old as fuck. Lando is as smooth as a 6-pack of Colt 45. The droids are still droiding along. Vader still breathes heavy. All of these characters play a pivotal role in the final chapter of the only Star Wars trilogy that matters unless JJ & Disney don't fuck shit up and Episode 7 is the motherfucker. SPACESHIP! Shrek's uncle. R2's stubbornness. Fuck you 1998 Godzilla! Jabba the Hutt is the real king beast. 3PO's linguistic skills. Groovy jazzy funky house band. Boba's lighting-quick reflexes. Defrost Han. Concubine Leia. Wookie hug. Gladiator games. Plank walk. Green lightsabers are…
This review is for the super duper latest special edition Blu-ray thing
Dear Mr. Lucas,
Stop treating your Star Wars franchise like it's a scab that needs to be picked at.
You are painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Viewed Despecialized Edition
Fuck it, this deserves five stars. While The Empire Strikes Back was the equivalent of an open wound, Return of the Jedi is reminiscent of an eulogy or a half-remembered memory. Our beloved characters settle their problems and everything comes together, culminating in an operatic and masterful conclusion to the STAR WARS trilogy.
The opening sequence at Jabba's palace is STAR WARS in miniature, utilizing real sets, striking puppets, grimy atmosphere, crazy creatures, and epic action into an opening half-hour that is absolutely riveting. The iconic moments are endless, with every scene on Endor being on another scale of awesomeness, particularly with the Speeder-Bike chase. And yet, the film never loses the emotional connection between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. It's simply a beautiful ode to the enduring bonds of father/son relationships, and by the end, I'm always in a state of bittersweet weeping.
"Luke.... help me take this mask off"
Must. Stop. Crying.
I've decided to stop watching wrestling for a couple of hours and finally put Jeff out of his misery.
I haven't seen the 'one with the Ewoks in' all that much and one thing I noticed this time round is the director - Richard Marquand. I'd genuinely never taken notice of who directed this before, but what a strange choice for director. Not much experience to speak of, certainly nothing like Return Of The Jedi in his career before this, and a fairly unremarkable career after this. Interesting. Or at least I think it is anyway.
Anyway, Return Of The Jedi is absolutely cracking. It's far better than I remember it being. Is it flawed? Well, yes. But…
In spite of some pacing pitfalls and some silly elements that would foreshadow major problems in the prequels; Return of the Jedi is a rousing and gorgeous adventure that is as exciting as it is emotionally involving. While the final battle may seem like a retread of the first film, It's more about the concluding character arcs and their respective relationships that make this installment so lush and beautifully conclusive.
And yes, I love the Ewoks. Don't judge me.
"I feel the conflict within you."
You can feel the film losing touch with the humanity of its tale, from all the gimmicky new aliens populating more frequent and more central roles, to the admittedly virtuoso but nonetheless impersonal parallel editing between the multi-level conflict involved in taking down the latest Death Star. If Empire was great because of the height of Luke's inner conflict (training to become a Jedi vs. taking the easy way out in order to help his friends), Return is all easy ways out, relishing in death and destruction at the expense of dramatic or thematic consequence from start to finish. Luke hasn't become a Jedi, he's joined the Sith.
Where the previous film was all…
Great conclusion to the original trilogy.
Box office $ 572.6 million
The first Star Wars movie was the best although it's easy to become interested in the characters and want to know what happens next. The sequel, "The Empire Strikes Back" was well liked although it gave "evil" the upper hand. And now this movie,"The Return of the Jedi" is corny but with a positive, hopeful ending. Where they really went wrong is when they changed the ending. When first released, the end showed the "ghosts" of Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Anakin Skywalker. They were portrayed as seen in the film. After the prequels were released, they changed the actor from Sebastian Shaw to Hayden Christiansen. Bad move. So if they did this, why didn't…
It just doesn't hit the mark the way the previous two did for me. There are some serious pacing pitfalls, and silly elements (like the gimmicky new aliens) that make it feel like it's pandering to the audience in a really condescending way. It doesn't feel as in touch with the humanity of its tale. It relishes in violence, death, and destruction the way the previous instalments never did and ends up forsaking dramatic or thematic consequence. Before, we saw the consequences of violence (Ben's death, Luke's hand) but here, we're expected to simply revel in watching things blow up and then party with the Ewoks. And that Hayden Christensen force ghost on the DVD release... :/
Regardless, this is…
The oddest of the three films, its starts pretty dark and scar with jabba and ends with teddy bears dancing. Its really two films in one.
I think its my favorite of the three as the whole jabba sequence is great and Luke's final showdown is the best part in the trilogy
watched with sadie and dad
Die finale Raumschlacht rockt noch immer alles im "Star Wars"-Universum weg!
Luke's Wandel ist so cool subtil, Han's Verdacht gegenüber Luke und Leia ist unterhaltsam und Leia kickt Hintern ohne Ende.
Aufpassen Rey, von dieser Frau kannst du noch was lernen!
Even as a much more uneven episode than its two predecessors, Return of the Jedi does manage to triumph in the end thanks to its powerful components strongly outshining the negatives. As usual in this series the film has an in medias res-opening, this time in Jabba’s palace and right away we’re served tons of fascinating creatures together with plenty of action, turns and emotions.
In fact, the first meeting between Han and Leia in the film is one of the most emotionally powerful moments in the entire series and it really shows how much these actors have grown, it’s only a shame that the film wastes Leia by putting her in…
Pretty lame and by the numbers tbh. It has like 3 great scenes and a bunch of terrible ones. It honest to god looks like no one wanted to be here. Lucas is full of shit and it's tragic as hell because you once knew he was capable of genius.
over the years I have come to enjoy Jedi more and more and the prequels only served to elevate episode 6 to greater heights. a fun if slightly more kid friendly end to a great trilogy.
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