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I think the Luke vs. Vader Duel in Empire Strikes Back is UNBEATABLE

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by AllHailVader, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Abishai100

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    The Final Stand

    I agree that the Luke-Vader fight in Empire is first-rate in terms of film perfection, but the Luke-Vader fight in Jedi is much more symbolic, since Luke is now becoming a true savior.



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    Agree, unbeateable. But...

    Luke x Vader in ROTJ keeps a similiar atmosphere and the dialogues are good too.
    Ben x Vader in ANH is more a psicologic battle than phisical but has his charm.
    Rey x Kylo have everything and is now one of the most interesting duels of the saga.

    The duels of the prequels have no soul and just look cool in a visual way (some of them only).
     
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    I think Luke vs Vader in Jedi is the greatest of all time.
     
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    The only thing I found interesting about the duel in "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" was Vader's revelation as Anakin Skywalker. Otherwise, I don't see the big deal. The light saber duel in "THE FORCE AWAKENS" was a joke to me.
     
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    Vader toyed with Luke in TESB. If he had wanted to he could have destroyed him but he wanted him to rule the galaxy with him.

    But Luke for a few minutes impressed Vader
     
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    Yep he was, he had a good teacher in Kenobi.
     
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    Really? The revelation was the only interesting part of the duel? Wow. The duel is seen as one of the best in the saga. What the duel did very well was that you could see that Vader was toying with Luke, using only hand at the start. That told us a lot, showing that Luke wasn't ready. Another thing that really adds is that it isn't perfect. There were some swings that missed, some that hit, but overall, it looked like they were actually fighting, trying to catch eachother out and gain an advantage over the other.
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    When it comes to the force awakens duel, I think it outclassed every prequel duel. Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren are inexperienced in actual dueling, and you can see the rage in Kylo, his frustrations, and you can see that they're actually putting energy and effort into each blow. It actually looks like one of the most realistic duels so far.
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    Whereas in the prequel trilogy, it was more of a dance. It's almost like they were trying to hit their blades more than eachother.
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    That being said, my favourite battle has to be Luke VS Vader is Return of the Jedi. I mean, look at this:
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    But then again, we all have our own opinions. Just wanted to voice mine :)
     
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    Yes . . . wow! It was the only aspect of the duel that I personally found interesting.
     
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    I like the faster paced lightsaber battles in the prequels
     
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    I do prefer the Prequel Trilogy duels over the ones featured in the other movies. Mind you, the "ESB" duel is pretty solid. I was more impressed by it than the ones featured in "A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi". Yet . . . the actual duel failed to blow my mind. Just Vader's revelation once the duel ended.
     
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    I'd say that the duel in The Empire Strikes Back is better in terms of overall composition,choreography, and execution, but this particular sequence in Return Of The Jedi is far and away my favorite moment in any Star Wars duel. There's just so much raw emotion going on throughout that scene.
     
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    It's interesting to note the change in Vader's fight choreography between Empire and Jedi. In Empire, he's fighting with mostly one hand, very dismissive. It's not until Luke nicks him that he gets both hands on the lightsaber. But he fights with both hands on the lightsaber from the outset of the fight in Jedi.
     
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    Every time I play this movie I still get goosebumps of the inevitable encounter.
     
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