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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…
I don't care how stupid it is compared to the first two I love it all the same and I'll always love it no matter how flawed it is shut up I'm not blinded by nostalgia you're drunk
last of the original three
hell fuckin YEAH I CRIED
I only technically rewatched this movie, but I watched different related videos with enough gusto to count it as a full movie in my eyes. Upon starting the mind exercise of, "Yo, how would the original six Star Wars movies be if they got all re-edited into two movies styled after the first two Godfathers?", I proceeded to watch a bunch of fan-edits, all the deleted scenes of the original trilogy, and etc. to try and figure out how to re-order Episodes IV, V, and VI to make a coherent but completely different experience. It's actually pretty darn interesting how it could play out, though I am currently stuck on how to make a satisfying ending to Part 2 that feels like a real movie and not a chopped-together edit.
Anyway, this edit in particular did a really good job of editing movies together and ordering the scenes differently, so take a look: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgRc_BcNi7s&ab_channel=GriffinLaw
Luke Skywalker in black. Sign me up!
FYI, This is my favorite Star Wars movie and Wedge Antilles is my son.
Viewing: The Despecialized Edition
The release of The Empire Strikes Back proved that Star Wars was not just a lucky accident the first time around, being just as successful as the first one. Like the sequel, Lucas financed the third film himself and chose a different director. However, of the whole trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back was the film Lucas had the least involvement with. He also regards it as “the worst one.” So, even though Richard Marquand was credited as director, Lucas had a big influence on the end result of Return of the Jedi.
And this is exactly why I do not like this movie as much.
Return of the Jedi retains many of the same themes of…
3 / 5
So much joy in my heart right now.
Voy a sacar lo obvio del camino, Return of the Jedi es una película imperfecta, como todas las otras (yes Empire, you too). Getting specific, es probablemente la más "desprolija" de la trilogía original. Si bien el tono (ya todas tienen uno distinto) es consistente, los altos y bajos de calidad son un poco bruscos y, en general, se nota que hubo menos laburo detrás de este final chapter.
To begin with, este electocardeograma de calidad también es de producción. Ya desde el principio vemos que hay una buena cantidad de tomas v.i.l.l.e.r.a.s, incluso peor que las que pudiera haber en IV. Fuera de joda, parece un retroceso en costumes,…
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