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

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01/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Return Of The Jedi" by Yojimbo

What were the rebel alliance thinking? To any military strategist with half a brain, the obvious way to defeat the Empire's finest shock stormtroopers is to deploy a tribe of furry midgets armed with sticks...it's so simple when you think about it! Well we all know what went wrong with this one, and it's probably where the rot started to set in. The most annoying thing is that the original concept was to have a tribe of tree dwelling Wookiees cracking stormtrooper skulls...how cool would that have been?! Despite the obvious drawback of those fuzzy annoyances, it's still proper Star Wars, with the characters we love in their last ditch battle against the Empire. The attack on the Death Star is beautifully choreographed and thrilling, and Luke's final showdown with Vader was everything we h...

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09/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Pathos of Star Wars

The final chapter in George Lucas' grand space opera succeeds at eliciting pathos for the tragic figure of Darth Vader while still providing the audience with a thoroughly flagitious villain in the form of Emperor Palpatine (played with hammy relish by Ian McDiarmid). It also gives us a very assured performance from lead Mark Hamill and a truly spectacular and cathartic climax. A post-production edit that replaces the ghostly image of Sebastion Shaw with that of Hayden Christenson, however, has proven for many almost as pernicious an alteration as the 'Greedo Scene' from 'A New Hope'; but, unlike that former atrocity of political correctness, this change actually improves the film by giving the viewer a sense of continuity between the two trilogies (not to mention giving Christenson the o...

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3/4 

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04/26/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Great Ending, Ewoks and All

I consider this the weakest link of the original trilogy, but even the least of the three is still one of the best sci-fi films and a great way to wrap the series.

I will say that Jedi starts off with the best opening: Jabba the Hutt, a whole slew of aliens, slave Leia,Luke vs. Rancor, Sarlacc, Boba Fett - it's one visual treat after another and it keeps things interesting. It dials down the action for a little while, getting into the meat of the story, but it picks up again.

Though Empire may have the biggest twist, Jedi has the bigger emotions. Yoda dies, Luke confirms that Leia is his sister and becomes a full-fledged Jedi, Han and Leia work things out, Anakin is redeemed, the Emperor dies - and everyone celebrates! If nothing else, it ends pretty much as perfectly as it can: wit...

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4/4 

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10/07/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

My fav Star Wars movie..

Of all "Star Wars" movies this is my favorite. Lighter and faster than its predecessor, it contains marvelous action scenes, excellent plot, a lot of humor and in the same time drama. It is the conclusion - at least for now - of the long running scifi saga and it has everything in it. Luke finally becomes a very cool and charismatic character, like his teacher Obi-Wan. Han and Leia are again likable and the Ewoks are hilarious. Darth Vader, the ultimate villain in the series finally reveals his better side and to look his personal dilemma, hidden behind his vile looking skull mask is fascinating. but fans of bad guys, do not worry. Hell has a new face as Emperor Palpatine, the true arch demon of the series and it is a great new face. The emperor is cunning, evil, dangerous and almost terr...

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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A fantastic Science-Fiction adventure

I believe that this is the first movie review I have posted where I have nothing major to say about the flaws in a movie. The only thing wrong in this movie is that some of the alien dialog is not subtitled, but I believe that was intentional.

The entire cast is fantastic and are very believable in their roles. None of the cast, including the minor cast members, feel uncomfortable with their dialog.

The visual special effects is fantastic. After 20 years, the visual effects are still incredible and believable. They are still some of the best in motion picture history.

The make-up is incredible. There are rarely any aliens that look like people in costumes. Those that don't work well are noticeable, but they are mainly in the background and you won't notice them if you are not ...

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4/4 

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07/30/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Star Wars and Muppets

Jedi was a great film that at the time left a few people wondering, whats the deal with so many muppets? Unfortunately because Lucas loved the work that Frank Oz did with Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back, he decided that there should be more characters that are puppeteered, so we have many more characters especially in Jabba's Palace that appear in this movie.
Picking up a number of weeks or months after Empire ended we begin the story with the most famous droids in the galaxy (C-3PO & R2D2) navigating the deserts of Tattooine as they had in the first movie, this time in search of Jabba's Palace where Han Solo is still encased in carbonite as one of Jabba's many treasured prizes.
The movie shows the transformation of many of the classic characters that we have known to care for since ...

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3/4 

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