Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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…
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…
The third & final instalment of the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi may not be as impressive as its revolutionary predecessors which at least had an interesting storyline at its core to fall back on once its visual encapsulation deteriorated in quality, as is the case at present, but it still manages to cross the finish line before running out of fuel and is an acceptable conclusion to the saga set in a galaxy far far away.
Set one year after the events of the previous episode, Return of the Jedi finds Luke Skywalker & his friends teaming up to free Han Solo from Jabba's captivity following which they learn of another Death Star…
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 didn't like it.
Return of the Jedi is the veteran of the original trilogy. It's polished and crisp. The only knock I really have on it is the duplication of some story plots, such as another Death Star battle where the Rebels are on the brink of annihilation. With that being said, it's only a minor knock as it's done bigger and better while showcasing some of our beloved minor characters, Wedge and Lando, kicking ass like we know they can.
Some of the highlights of the story were finally getting to see the Emperor, Vader and his own internal conflict, the Rebel fleet in full force, Jabba the Hutt, and Luke as a powerful Jedi.
The story also book ends the trilogy very well. While there are a few questions still left, the story answers most questions and closes the definitive chapter of the Rebel Alliance vs the Empire.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Honestly, I don't particularly care for any of the original trilogy films. I just think they're poorly done. Is Darth Vader's "redemption" earned? In my opinion: heck no. It just seems so random and out of place and like it really doesn't belong. I just don't get it. I don't like it. It's fun to watch which is why I give it 3 stars but it's just not good as a movie.
I love the second half of Return of the Jedi. I find the Ewoks super adorable. The final fight between Luke and Vader, with Palpatine's interruption, is one of the most epic and enjoyable of the series. The emotional weight is excellent, and when Luke finally turns Vader back to the light, causing him to kill the Emperor and effectively save the galaxy from the undoing he helped caused, it's extremely satisfying and emotional.
The big battle with the second Death Star is great, too. It gets just enough screen time, especially considering it's the only space battle in the trilogy that doesn't feature at least one of the "big three" characters. Lando is a great supporting character who gets…
Personal favourite from the whole franchises! Luke is still my fav
I got to see the iconic Carrie Fisher in her bikini scene. I don't get teenage boys.
Best film of the original Star Wars trilogy imo. I know - sacrilegious statement that is! (B)
A satisfying end to the original Star Wars trilogy. Starring Mark Hamill.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!