Film: Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Opened: May 25, 1983

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Alec Guinness, Denis Lawson, Kenneth Colley, Michael Pennington & Warwick Davis

Though not as strong as its predecessors, Return of the Jedi brings the original trilogy of Star Wars films to a sentimental ending, which questions the nature of good and evil.

The Galactic Empire Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) enacts plans to build a second Death Star that would destroy the Rebel Alliance. With the aid of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), the Rebels launch an attack. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) wants to bring his father Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones) back to the Force’s light side.

Unfortunately, this film is often criticized for its lighter tone and introduction of characters that would appeal more a younger fanbase. But putting the Ewoks aside, Return of the Jedi allows for a final epic battle and gives closure to the beloved characters.

Final say: The Force is still strong. ★★★★☆

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