The third and final chapter in the wondrous STAR WARS saga is RETURN OF THE JEDI. Luke (Mark Hamill) must save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from the clutches of the monstrous Jabba the Hut, and bring down the newly reconstructed--and even more powerful--Death Star. With Solo imprisoned, Luke accompanies his faithful droids R2D2 (Kenny Baker) and C3PO (Anthony Daniels) in a rescue bid, with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) also lending a hand. After they valiantly disentangle their friends from Jabba's clutches, Luke returns to his Jedi Knight training with Yoda. Meanwhile, the Rebel Troops amass in an attempt to see off the impending threat from Darth Vader (played by David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones) and his new Death Star, with the operation being lead by Han Solo. But Luke must face Vader himself if he is to become a true Jedi Knight, and as he enters into a spirited battle with his light saber-wielding enemy, some surprising revelations await the young warrior.
Return of the Jedi originally came out in 1983, and marks the end of the original Star Wars trilogy. At the time of its release it was critically acclaimed and well accepted. At least more so than The Empire Strikes Back when it first came. Nowadays it is often considered the weakest of the original trilogy. Although people will always be debating what the best Star Wars movie is. Return of the Jedi, despite some of its problems has some of the most emotional moments … more
Want some cheese to go with that whine? It's really hard to guage Star Wars fans sometimes. Some fans are diehards and will love ANYTHING that comes out the pipe like Attack of the Clones or the Special Editions. Some are so tempermental that they get a bug up their behind about ANYTHING even from Empire Strikes Back. One thing is certain though and thats universally Return of the Jedi is seen as the bottom of the original three films. Even seeing … more
Pros: Includes every aspect about Star Wars we love Cons: Sometimes looks like George Lucas was too ambitious for its own good The Bottom Line: One more Star Wars movie to review... Theres a reason Return of the Jedi was snubbed for any Oscar nominations back in 1983: From a purely technical standpoint, this is one of the worst movies Ive ever seen. The performances just arent as good as they were previously, … more