Star Wars Week 2017: Return of the Jedi (1983)
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.