The original opening along with interior Death Star scenes are among the finest of the franchise. And even Endor ambush has its moments but mostly feels like another movie that was made for TV and was forcibly mashed together with otherwise epic conclusion. Make-up effects and stop motion are at their peak along with fully developed protagonists, antiheroes and villains. Flawed classic.
For all its faults, I love it still. It may not have the depth of "The Empire Strikes Back," but it does rival "A New Hope" as a piece of quality fantasy entertainment. It may have the thinnest plot of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, but it still has plenty of emotion and excitement nonetheless. Many of the special effects are dated, but rarely to the point where it takes you out of the film.
A dumb ending to a dumb story. An onslaught of ugly, dull muppet things. Several overlong and forgettable action sequences. A story so thin it's barely a story. And a climax that goes for an emotional pay off it hasn't remotely begun to earn and wouldn't be that satisfying even if it had. Minus the nostalgia, there's very little here to recommend. It gets a C- PS - C3PO is still annoying as fuck.
Nur ein kleiner Moment, doch er vermag so viel zu erzählen über die Magie von Star Wars: Luke Skywalker kämpft gegen das schleimige Monster Jabba the Hutt, dass durch eine fallende Tür zerquetscht wird. Kurz erhaschen wir den Blick auf einen muskelbepackten Untergebenen Jabbas, der weint. Er trauert um seine Kreatur... mehr auf cinegeek.de
While Return of the Jedi fails to surpass its predecessor (which is a tough order, to be fair), it is a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion to the Star Wars story. Great film, great trilogy, which together kicked off (for better or worse) the Blockbuster era of Hollywood.
The only scenes that really standout for me involve Jabba, and Luke's confrontation with Lord Vader and the emperor. Everything from the dialogue between Lando and Nien Nunb to the sexualization of Princess Leia feels shallow, and many of the characters feel like they're a cross between the muppets and Steven Spielberg's Hook. Episode IV and V hold up incredibly well, but Return of the Jedi is laughably bad at times.
The weakest of the original trilogy. Visually there's too many muppets and bad CGI to not feel a little bit dated but its biggest flaw lays in its story. There is little development from the events of Episode V and the few bits of action present are boring. Not only does Luke's character get old quickly but I was also left with the wish to see more of Carrie Fisher's excellent performance as Princess Leia.
Star War Fact#6 THis is the Death Ball. This is what the whole problem is about. Everybody hates this thing and wants to blow it up because it is just too big and it blew up Earth. It is Star War's house. But you can blow it up by going into a secret ditch and shooting it in the blow hole.- Trvor Moore