Movie Plot – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983): first, they have to save Han Solo from Jabba The Hutt. Second, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to defeat the Empire. Therefore they have to destroy the death star, and Luke has to face Darth Vader.
Director: Richard Marquand
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, James Earl Jones
The final chapter: Return of the Jedi (1983)
I always have a hard time choosing my favorite Star Wars film. For me, it’s between Return of the Jedi (1983) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980.) For many people, this is a no brainer, as many consider the second movie to be the best one.
So why do I love it so much? I always like it when a franchise or TV show ends in a good way. In this case, the Return of the Jedi (1983) was a great final chapter.
For instance, there were many moments I enjoyed. I’m always excited to see the planet Endor, as I love the Ewoks. It’s like they’re exploring a new planet with its inhabitants. Not to mention how cute they are when they’re fighting. I know many hate them, but I can’t help it. To be honest, I’ve seen this film as a kid, so that’s probably why I like them.
Likewise, the confrontation with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Darth Vader is amazing. The lightsaber fight is splendid and impressive to watch. It’s not only cool because of the action, but also due to the internal conflict. Why? Because Luke wants to get his father back to the good side.
And that brings us to the best part when Darth Vader decides to save Luke Skywalker. The part where he throws the emperor to his death. Also, I did not know this, but in the original scene, Darth Vader doesn’t shout out the word “no.” So, I looked it up, and I have to say it’s way better when he doesn’t say it.
The Jabba the Hut Chapter
I know, I know, I first started with the final act of the film, and now I’m talking about the opening act. But, hey, the last part is my favorite.
The opening chapter of the rescue mission is also a blast. We get to see Jabba The Hut for the first time, and he is hard to look at. I’m always annoyed when I see all the filth around his mouth, ughhhh. But, that doesn’t take away that George Lucas created a great character.
The plan is to rescue Han Solo as he’s trapped in carbonite. When they’re in disguise to save their friend, everything seems to fail. Luke has to fight a big monster to find him later on trapped and in cuffs.
Once they’re all trapped, Jabba transporst them to a new area where they can get devoured by a sand beast. Despite his evil plan, they manage to free themselves by fighting back. Whereas that brings us to my biggest letdown of the Star Wars franchise, and that is the death of Bobba Fett.
I wanted to see more of him. Not only does he die but also in the dumbest way. His jet-pack gets accidentally hit, which causes him to set him off to his death. They could have at least given us an awesome fight with him. What a shame … Well, I heard he’s still alive in the comics, but I don’t read those. So, I consider him to be dead.
I will always consider The Return of the Jedi (1983) as the last Star Wars film
Yes, I know that officially it isn’t the last Star Wars film. As a matter of fact, there are still new movies that are going to be released.
I try to see this trilogy as its own. Why? Because if I had to add the new films to it, it would ruin the magic of the first three. And, I don’t hate the new ones, I loved the Force Awakens.
The Last Jedi ruined Luke Skywalker by making him salty, and that’s not the way I want to remember him. Therefore I regard The Return Of the Jedi (1983) as his last film and his true representation of the character. Even Mark Hamill, the man himself doesn’t like the new take on his character. There are enough videos on the internet to know this, click here for an example.
The Return of the Jedi (1983) is one of my favorite Star Wars films. What a great ending to an epic trilogy. May the force be with you!