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Star Wars: Episode VI - 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…
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.
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.
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…
I have always considered Return of the Jedi to be the lesser of the original trilogy, and that opinion doesn't change with my 950th (give or take a few hundred) viewing tonight. It just isn't as strong of a film as A New Hope or Empire, and I have previously given it a lower score as a result. Punishing this film and pretending I don't love it like I do isn't fair though. I have come to my senses.
Featuring incredible, exciting sequences and some of the most memorable moments of the saga, everything from the Speeder Bike scene roughly halfway through and on is nostalgic magic for me. As a child, the intensity of following the events on Endor,…
The 6th episode of the iconic space saga that became a watershed event for Hollywood industry in the late 70s & early 80s may not be as impressive as its predecessors, which had an engaging story to fall back on once the visuals become outdated which truly has, but corrects itself up to enough extent in the 2nd half of its runtime & also boasts few amazing sequences to at least bow out with its head held up. Well, not up to be precise but not down either.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi is the final chapter of the original Star Wars trilogy & continues the story from where it was left off in the previous film. It concerns…
While it may arguably be the weakest of the "original" trilogy, this chapter still delivers the goods. The cast fits comfortably in their roles, and the story hums along to its exciting conclusion.
This was the first time viewing for both my son and wife, and they finally achieved closure to the Luke/Leia/Vader saga. I think I may have them pumped for the upcoming new chapter, "The Force Awakens."
In the words of the immortal Chandler Bing, "Could we BE any more excited?"
Alle Episoden I - VI sind der Wahnsinn. Sehr gute Story und noch bessere Technik (Spezial Effekte, Aussehen der Raumschiffe, etc...).
No other films take me back to my childhood as completely and immediately as the classic "Star Wars" movies, and that is even true about "Return of the Jedi" despite the fact that it remains the one weak link in the original trilogy. It does, however, what it sets out to do by resolving conflicts, answering questions and tying up loose ends to finalize one of the great film series in the history of the movies.
The story seems a bit familiar, considering it concerns the rebels blowing up a second Death Star, but there are enough enhancements along the way that you never really feel like you're watching the same movie you saw in 1977. George Lucas' imagination is…
A great bookend to the original trilogy; Return of the Jedi has some of the same exciting and fun moments that made the first film such a smash hit.
The fight near the end between Luke and Vader and Luke confronting the emperor is a great set of scenes. the space battle occurring at the same time is also pretty great.
I think the one major problem with Return of the Jedi is that middle section of the film where they all on Endor; the film seems to drag and slow down here a bit which hurts the pacing of the film. On the plus side; the speeder bike chase scene is pretty cool. I also really liked the scene…
Has some silly parts, and the worst of the original trilogy, but still enjoyable.
Number of hands chopped off: only 1 :(
Frankly, it's a good thing Leia survives the fall from the scooter and doesn't accidentally drive into a tree or something, because apparently she's the only female in the whole damn galaxy. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "the hero always gets the girl".
really bizarre film tbh
the opening acting that takes place on tattooine is really gripping and it's really fun to watch. there's a lot of tension and it's got a few edge of your seat moments. pure action bliss
the jabba reveal is amazing too. the tone is really neat and it gives you a sense of disgust and depravity in jabba's palace. it's a really well crafted
however the film takes an abrupt nosedive afterwards and it feels really fragmented. it's almost verging on boring until luke and vader meet again on deathstar 2.0.
it's just bizarre
Harrison Ford plays "Han Solo" a guy frozen inside some sort of metal monolith. His friends come to break him out and kill a bunch of aliens. They head off to join the Rebellion again and try to blow up yet another "Death Star." The evil hooded cultist guy from the prequels shows up and wants "Skywalker" to join up. They all go down to a planet where they run into Teddy Bear People who try to eat them for dinner, but they convince them by lying to them to help them fight Stormtroopers. Luke turns himself in, and he fights his dad while the hooded cultist guy laughs at them. Billy Dee Williams leads an assault on this sequel-deathstar and Harrison Ford runs around with the Teddy Bears fighting stormtroopers. Not as good as the last one.
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