Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Poster

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.


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11 May 1999 | ladysolo
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| A touching end
I'm sick of people whining about Ewoks! True, they're not the best thing that ever happened to Star Wars, but they DID happen, so deal with it! Besides, they ARE cute, and I don't care if they're marketable. Yubb Nubb!

This movie always leaves me in tears. It's perfect. The end could not be better. I'm excited for The Phantom Menace because it will suddenly throw the focus of the whole story from Luke to Anakin. I love how he is revealed at the end - it would be too unresolved any other way. So those of you who are complaining that Vader's helmet was removed, take a moment to think about it. It's very effective. Vader, the man who hid behind a mask for 20 years, is finally revealed as a sick-looking man. He is not entirely machine - he's vulnerable.

I don't know how the casting director happened to pick such good actors in A New Hope. They all do so well. They are believable characters. Hamill does an excellent job with his dramatic character development. Fisher does a fine job being a female role model (I mean, come on! She killed Jabba even when so many others had failed!). Harrison Ford - need I say more?

The music is once again brilliant. It's so very touching and significant when you can pick out character themes at different parts of the movie. The best climax is when Luke shouts "NOOO!" and jumps out to fight his father in the Final Battle. John Williams is nothing short of a genius! What an amazing man!

Already, the movie has so much more meaning for me because of Episode I. I can't wait to finally see it in the theatres (CAN I WAIT???) and then watch the original trilogy yet again.

Bravo!

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Trivia

Originally, the color of Luke's new light-saber was blue, the same as the one he lost in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Luke can even be seen wielding a blue light-saber in early movie trailers. However, when a scene of Luke assembling and activating his new light-saber, (still blue), was cut, George Lucas thought the audience might not understand that Luke's new light-saber was not the same one he lost on Cloud City. To avoid confusion, Lucas decided to change the color from blue to green, making it clear that Luke was using a new light-saber. (As part of the Expanded Universe, Legends, Luke's original light-saber, used by his father and given to him by Obi-wan, was recovered (along with his severed hand) from Cloud City and was later wielded by a Luke clone. Luke later recaptured this light-saber and presented it to Mara Jade, his love.) (The cover art for this movie shows Luke wielding a blue light-saber though.)


Quotes

Shuttle captain: Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.


Goofs

When Chewie is presented to Jabba in Jabba's palace, C-3PO has slime from Jabba on his chest, face and shoulder. The slime on his chest increases between shots, and shortly after all the slime disappears. (Slime still on C-3PO on Special Edition version.)


Crazy Credits

To compensate for the longer credits, later versions of the film like the special edition and DVD release extend the piece of musical score that plays over the credits.


Alternate Versions

In the original version, when Han is hanging over the edge of the skiff, trying to save Lando, he is hanging on apparently by just his toes. For the special edition, ropes were added to support his weight.


Soundtracks

Jedi Rocks
(1997 Special Edition) (uncredited)
Composed and Arranged by
Jerry Hey
Remix Engineer Thomas Vicari
Produced by Nick Redman

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Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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