Rayzor’s Reviews: Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

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This year we are going to finally see the follow up to the original trilogy with Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens.  I am pretty excited and over the past couple of weeks, I have watched and now I am reviewing the Star Wars saga.  Star Wars is my favorite thing of everything.

This came out my third birthday and from what my mom had told me, I was there with her.  It is hard to imagine seeing any Star Wars film for the first time after growing up with them.  I feel lucky and but at the same time, I wish I could go in from Episode I and see them all in order all over again.

Return of the Jedi was different for me growing up.  I was really not focused on the Ewoks like a lot of people, still.  It was more of the introduction of the Emperor.  Even as a small child, I guess I was drawn to the Dark Side, Darth Vader is so cool and then we get a guy who shoots lightening out of his fingers.  Palpatine, always gave me the creeps and as I got older, I realized how amazing is character is.  To me Revenge of the Sith really helps show how awesome Palpatine is, manipulating both sides into basically working for his “greater good”.  He may be one of the best written villains of all time.

ROTJ - Palpy

The rest of the movie is great and to some their favorite and in my experience, people chose either Empire or Jedi.  The thing about Jedi that I loved, was the final battle with the Ewoks on Endor and the space battle, other than Revenge of the Sith’s opening sequence, Jedi has a great space battle.  The ground battle is pretty amazing also, with the Ewoks force and the Rebels together fighting to take down the evil Empire, by the way, I love the AT-ST or the chicken walkers.  The film is great and it is hard to place it in the series if I had to rank it among the six films.

Of course, I have to go back to when I saw the films in the theater, mostly because I was 3 when Return of the Jedi was released.  So, the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi, to me was the most changed.  First, Jabba’s Palace and the musical number was changed and extended for what reason?  One of the good things, we saw more Boba Fett, it was not much, but we saw his suave side.  I will say the Blu Ray releases were harder to watch, mostly because of the Vader “No!” at the end.  I still loved the film and the song at the beginning and the end, Ewok celebration did not affect the film too much, the story is still there and hell, it is Star Wars.

1997 Review

ROTJ - Ewok CelebrationI do this, because 1997 was the first time I was able to see the Star Wars films in the theater.  This one was very different in the beginning.  Most of it seems to take place during everything on Tatooine and Jabba’s Palace.  But sitting and watching a ridicuous musical scene in Jabba’s Palace didn’t phase me as it did others.  There also were added scenes with Boba Fett acting like a pimp.

The rest of the movie remained the film I remember from when I was a kid.  It was terrific to see Return of the Jedi on the big screen was as amazing as seeing the other two films.  The space battle, the ground battle and of course the light saber duel.  It was if I saw the movie for the first time.

I remember leaving the theater happy and wanting more Star Wars.  I was always sad growing up, we only had three Star Wars movies.  But now, the seventh film is coming…tomorrrow!  I hope you enjoyed a look back at the Star Wars saga.  My next post about Star wars will be a review on the Force Awakens.

I am in debate, most do no like the Star Wars prequels.  I have an idea of a remake of the trilogy.  The debate, should I post it here on my webpage?

Enjoy the Force Awakens.

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