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