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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…
Still making my way through showing Star Wars to my friends. I could tell the convuluted opening plan by the heroes was confusing them, but the action and cute teddy bear monsters helped carry the rest. As for me, I still get a little irked at some of the mediocre cinematography and overall weaker direction than the last two, but I still can't fault the movie one bit for how much I love it.
We're watching Phantom Menace next. I have no clue how my friends are going to react to that one.
@ Oakland Paramount
Finished off the original series on VHS with the family. Even if the kids lost interest.
I love the ending ewok song so much.
These movies are so much about fathers and sons.
Empire: See it my way son, join me!
No way. I'm not like you.
Return: Dad, check out this way of living! It's awesome. You should try it!
I did once son. But I can't go back.
I know this one is not the best 'film' and has some of the silliest things in it. But in Return we have the fulfillment of the promise. The realization of destiny. It is reassuring. The hope of episode IV is realized In the return toward balance. Even if the balance doesn't last long.
Now on to episode VII with the family!
i support Hayden Christensen's force ghost at the end of episode vi
Sorry, but no. Just no. Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back have improved by miles upon this rewatch, so naturally I was expecting the same out of this, but no... Sorry, this to me is a bad film with some solid ideas.
I'll always love how Anakin brings balance to the force but he had to take this detour in to darkness in order to do that. I like the beginning and I like the final duel between Vader and Luke but the film seems to have neglected substance for stupidity and to be more child friendly.
Seriously, the whole film caters more towards children than it actually caters to telling and wrapping up the story. I never minded the…
A full half-hour is spent rescuing Han Solo and servicing fans before the story starts. The main purpose of the next half-hour is to introduce some teddy-bears as our heroes' superfluous allies in the final battle with the Empire. The next time I watch this film, I'm just going to start at the 1:15:00 mark when C3P0 is telling the Ewoks the story of the first two movies. Remember the first two movies? Those were good, weren't they!
The last hour recaptures some of the magic though. Luke struggles to find the courage to confront his father knowing he'll have to kill him if he can't pull him back from the Dark Side. A beautiful and iconic battle between Vader…
I am known to my family and friends as a die-hard "Star Wars" fan. Indeed, I was at the ripe age of 6 when the first film was released in 1977. While its sequel, "The Empire Strikes Back," was much darker and serious compared to the original, it was the finale of the third film that makes it my favorite.
I can remember sitting in the theater as a 12 year-old, thinking that I was going to witness the death of Luke Skywalker. What eventually happened was completely unexpected and tears of joy-inducing! I walked out of that theater feeling so good about the world, and the ongoing struggle with evil powers--it gave me hope that good could have victory over evil!
While I enjoyed various aspects of the Prequel Trilogy of the late-90s and early 2000s, "Return of the Jedi" remains my favorite "Star Wars" film!
Probably the worst one for Luke as a character but the best one for ewoks and my sexual awakening as a child, aka women and bondage
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
역시 한국에서는 재때 개봉을 못하고 3-4년 후에야 보게 된.
땅과 하늘에서 펼쳐지는 전투.
다시 살아난 핸 솔로.
몇 년 사이에 확 늙은 루크.
우주 SF에 조금 안 어울리는 털복숭이 종족.
(초기 삼부작중 좀 떨어지는 느낌은 있지만 그래도 - 조아)
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