Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Review

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 6.42.57 PMTHIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

     Even though I agree Return of the Jedi is the lesser film of the original trilogy, I still consider it to be a great and really fun movie. From the beginning there are glimmer of it being less-worthy as with C3-PO’s over-explaining or the green-screen  out in the dunes of Tatooine, but thanks to its transcending energy and once again wonderful writing paired with incredible moments that elevate the film such as Jedi Luke and the final confrontation, this film stands on its won and even though a lesser film than the rest of the films in its trilogy, it is still awesome. Just to get the bothersome aspects of the film I’ll list them: first off, the Han and Lando relationship, I mean Lando had previously tortured and given Han to Darth Vader, but after being released Han is all of sudden great pals with Lando once again. Second, the Stormtrooper’s armor, just no, that armor is definitely resistant to Ewok hugs and arrows as much as I love those savage beasts of cuteness. Then, the effects as I previously mentioned the fact that Jabba is a elite gang member and no one in his layer of criminals has killed the slow-sluggish creature. Anyways, Return of the Jedi is still awesome, from the beginning we’re treated with something we’ve never seen before, Luke Skywalker as a Jedi wielding a green lightsaber [drop mic]. Which is accompanied by Leia choking a giant slug criminal mastermind to death in this grand action set-piece that takes place in the middle of the desert and Bobba Fett is killed off (or is he) in the saddest way possible  (not actually sad, just really diminishing to the awesome character that the dude was [or still is]). This is of course followed by the tragic death of Yoda, which is handled really nicely as Yoda says his simple farewells and vanishes into oblivion. Then we get into the meaty part of the movie and one of the most controversial things for any Star Wars fan, Endor and the Ewoks. Personally, I love the Ewoks, they’re savage beasts that happen to inhabit the bodies of cuddly mammals, which makes them both deadly and cute. And even though I have some problems previously mentioned about The Battle of Endor, its much better than any battle in the prequels and it is certainly one of the most fun battles put on screen which makes it perfectly juxtapose the dramatic elements behind the battle above them and the confrontation between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor. Speaking about the culmination of the trilogy, that is the best part of the film, the final confrontation where Luke lashes out his anger upon his father but realizes the evil behind his actions and instead begins to help his father and forgive him, delivering yet with another powerful scene in cinema history as Darth Vader betrays his master in order to see his son live on. Return of the Jedi is not a bad movie, but certainly not a magnificent film either, its a great fun finale to great trilogy, and an 87 out of 100.

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