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Post #1390882

Author
cryloh
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Opinion: Return Of The Jedi is Very Underrated. Do You Agree?
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Date created
4-Dec-2020, 3:36 PM
Last modified
4-Dec-2020, 3:39 PM
Edited by
cryloh
Reason for edit
I felt like I phrased my reasoning for Luke and Vader’s conflict incorrectly, and adjusted the phrase “brilliantly presented” to “brilliantly concluded”.

I certainly have a lot of nostalgia for that film, considering that it was the first Star Wars film I ever saw as far as I recall. However, I’d still say it’s a vast downgrade from Star Wars and Empire. Besides Luke and Vader’s conflict (which is brilliantly concluded), the plot is definitely less intriguing, and that’s partly due to the film’s jarring second act which feels very pointless. I think trying to avoid the maturity that Empire brought was a mistake in the long run – it would have made the trilogy resonate with me a lot more in terms of its impact if it did. I’d say even the acting and the dialogue can be a bit rough at times. Don’t get me wrong, I really like Return of the Jedi, despite these glaring issues. The best way to describe Jedi is that it’s a very flawed, but ultimately powerful conclusion to the trilogy.