Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi
Genre: Science fiction
Photography: Color
Running Time: 132 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: May 23, 1983
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Written by: George Lucas
Lawrence Kasdan
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Anthony Daniels
David Prowse
Kenny Baker
Peter Mayhew
Frank Oz
Previous film: The Empire Strikes Back
Next film: The Force Awakens

Return of the Jedi (later retitled Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand and is the third and final film of the original Star Wars trilogy.


Luke Skywalker battles his father Darth Vader and the horrible crime lord Jabba the Hutt to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo and Princess Leia reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, the Ewoks and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil Emperor Palpatine.

Why It Rocks

  1. The special effects are well improved and visually stunning for 80s standards.
  2. Great acting.
  3. Excellent cinematography.
  4. A very heartbreaking scene where Darth Vader dies.
  5. It has some of the most emotional scenes in Star Wars history.
  6. Iconic dialogue such as "It's a trap!"
  7. Great climax where Darth Vader redeems himself to save Luke from Emperor Palpatine.

Bad Qualities

  1. In 1997, George Lucas created special editions alongside with A New Hope, and The Empire Strikes Back with the infamous Jedi Rocks scene which included a very cringey song.


The film receives positive-to-acclaim reviews from critics and fans of Star Wars series. It has a 81% critical rating and a 94% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 58% critical rating and an 8.3/10 audience rating on Metacritic, a 4.0/5 on Letterboxd, and an 8.3/10 on IMDb.


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