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Let's just talk Return of the Jedi

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Kylo Solo, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Viper78

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    I love ROTJ, I have it third on my list behind TESB and ANH.
    I went to see this in the Cinema when I was 4 years old so it was the first Star Wars film I saw on the big screen as I'd seen ANH and TESB prior to this at home on Betamax video.

    What's not to like about this film, it's fantastic!

    The rescue of Han from Jabba, seeing Luke as a Jedi going head to head with Vader again and facing Palpatine. The BEST space battle in Star Wars, new ships and I loved the battle on Endor. I even loved the Ewoks, as a 4 year old seeing them for the first time was fun and I still enjoy watching this film.

    It was a great ending to the OT.
     
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    not my favorite, but certainly among the best 3 SW films. ;-) I adore those ewoks.
     
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    The main reason many have for dissing "Return of the Jedi", is the existence of the Ewoks. Accusations have been hurled for years that Lucas purposely geared the film toward young kids, instead of carrying on with the darker themes presented in "The Empire Strikes Back". Personally, I think those accusations are complete BS, and I like the Ewoks for the most part. If anything, their participation in the fight exemplifies the classic battle between nature and technology. My only beef with the film is the "Jedi Rocks" sequence, from the Special Edition. It stops the movie dead in its tracks, and the song makes no sense because its done entirely in an alien language with no subtitles.
     
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    Me too, but I'll always regret George, in the special edition, decided to design that stupid singing toad in the Cantina, rather than animate the Ewoks masks to make them more "living beings".
    That moment Wickett encounters Leia, and is being convinced by a little biscuit, he eats without moving a single lip has always bothered me (1:34 in the video below)
     
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    ROTJ is my favorite film of the classic trilogy because it's the culmination and climax of all the story elements that AHH and ESB set up. I would change nothing of the original movie. I loved the classic special effects that brought such a handcrafted art to the screen, and seeing this movie in its original release in 1983 was, and still is, the greatest moment of my life.
     
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    Ah, thanks for sharing. I didn't know all that. There's still a part of me that feels it would've made more sense to have a band of Wookies instead of the Ewoks. But for me, it's really just a nitpick in the grand scheme of things. ROTJ isn't just my favourite of the original trilogy, but my favourite Star Wars film period. (with ESB in second place)

    I've welcomed the new movies and TV shows, yet ROTJ is still a wonderful culmination of everything up to that point. From the rescue at Jabba's Palace to the final battle against the Empire's forces; just an incredible journey. Vader and Palpatine are both fantastic. I love the progression of Luke's character too; you can see how far he's come since ANH.

    And of course, Vader's redemption and death. Still one of the saddest movie scenes ever.
     
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    I always had trouble choosing my most favourite Star Wars movie because I just love all three OT ones but I think I RoTJ is the most special for me, mostly because it's the perfect ending to the perfect trilogy. Also the battle scenes of the Battle of Endor were nothing short of amazing, Palpatine had a lot of screen time and was extremely scary, conversations, interactions and banter between the characters were memorable and often hilarious, Sarlaac pit, Jabba's palace & carbonite-frozen Han, the throne room, Luke and Vader's duel; it's just so action packed and epic. Vader's redemption and the force-ghosts ending makes me tear up every time. I didn't mind the Ewoks either... I actually liked the idea of low-tech natives helping bring down a high-tech tyranny and they also provided some comic relief.
     
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