Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS RETURN OF THE JEDI THE PERFECT WAY TO END THE STAR WARS TRILOGY?
In this ending to the original Star Wars trilogy, there’s eager action and a decent pace. It’s definitely a great way to end the trilogy, great for kid and adult fans.
After a rescue mission to save Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels hatch a plan to destroy the second Death Star while Luke Skywalker tries to bring Darth Vader back to the light side.
Director: Richard Marquand
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Release Date (Australia): 27 October 1983
Runtime: 131 minutes/2h 11m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Thematic material includes science fiction themes, threat and depictions of fantasy creatures.
The film features scenes in which fantasy creatures and people are shot and killed.
PG (for sci-fi action violence)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Although there could’ve been more enthusiasm to the dialogue, Return of the Jedi is an eager, entertaining and touching end to the original Star Wars trilogy. The brilliant 80s action with the wonders of special effects form an unforgettable cinema experience themselves for fans of sci-fi action. But there’s also a very different touch provided by this instalment that the previous movies couldn’t do as significantly.
Especially the ending, in each of the versions and without giving spoilers, is magically touching. Other than its dramatic aspect, there’s still the fun robots and alien-like creatures. The robots and aliens probably make the film more appealing. They’re well-designed and executed perfectly.
Although fans will stumble and think a few times about it, Return of the Jedi is much more entertaining and engaging than A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It manages to do so with unexpectedly very compelling action, alongside charming ideas. Overall, this Star Wars film simply and effectively beats its predecessors in epic style.
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