Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

Name: Star Wars: Episode 6 Return Of The Jedi
Year: 1983
Rating: G
Running Time (minutes): 134
Description: Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2-D2 and C-3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia – disguised as a bounty hunter – and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the Rebels. Will Darth Vader and the Dark Side overcome the Rebels and take over the universe?
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Now THIS was a good one! Where to start? Yoda’s death was very touching, as was the story in general, especially Vader’s final redemption. One of the things I also really liked was that this wasn’t just endless cat-and-mouse games, this time something was actually happening. C3-PO was as good as always. Han Solo was his sarcastic self again as well, and I’m glad Leia’s character was developed a bit more. The score was at times very beautiful and moving and it’s safe to say this will be my favourite film and score of the original trilogy.

Other than that, I just can’t help finding Luke an utterly ridiculous character, or maybe it’s Mark Hamill’s fault, I don’t know. When he kept repeating how Vader had some good in him, it was like claiming the South had won the American Civil War 200 years after the North won. Also, things throughout the original trilogy do not make sense at all if you haven’t watched the preqeuls. Why does Luke seem to be the only person who has the Force in him? Why is he unique? Why will everything be lost if he fails? Why are there only so few Jedi left? Leia is still there, so what’s the big deal? Can’t understand why people liked these films so much before the prequels came along.


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