As I’ve expressed here on the blog before, May and June of 1983 represent the summer of my geek discontent. The blockbuster movies of that summer -- from Superman III to Twilight Zone: The Movie -- proved very disappointing.
|Star Wars: Remember this?|
|The Empire Strikes Back: Remember this?|
|Return of the Jedi: "I've always known" (you were my brother...)|
If Luke and Leia are denied the space to act as real human beings might act in a situation like theirs, Ben Kenobi and Yoda are handled even more shabbily in Return of the Jedi.
|I've got a bad feeling about this. Haven't we been here before?|
Now, allow me to harness my light saber and note that there are several elements of Return of the Jedi that I do appreciate. They almost all concern Luke Skywalker and his quest to find the good remaining in his father, Darth Vader. I find this portion of the film extremely rewarding, and enjoy the scenes between Vader and Luke.