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Return Of The Jedi - a General Random Thoughts thread

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Now that there is a dedicated ‘Original Trilogy Discussion’ forum on the site, and the General Star Wars Random Thoughts thread is in the ‘The Expanded Universe & General Star Wars Discussion’ section, some of us on here thought it may be a neat idea to have new ‘General Random Thoughts’ threads focusing on each of the three Original Trilogy films.

Plus another thread for ‘General Random Original Trilogy Thoughts’.

In other words… a few threads for some light discussion of these much loved, iconic and ground-breaking films.
 

And so:-

Star Wars (1977) - a General Random Thoughts thread

The Empire Strikes Back - a General Random Thoughts thread

Return Of The Jedi - a General Random Thoughts thread

The Original Trilogy - a General Random Thoughts thread
 

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This post below by NevererGreat, made in response to the above image, pretty much sums up Return Of The Jedi for me…

 

NeverarGreat said:

That moment you realize that the worst OT film has more awesome stuff in it than most other film franchises.

 

Flawed, yet sill massively enjoyable - and with many great moments 😃
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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^ NeverarGreat or Return Of The Jedi? 😉

 

 

For me the dedication to detail from the craftsmen involved (crafts-people?) gives the film a lift, a lift probably beyond its reach, and gives the whole movie that epic feeling.

Some of techniques and execution even hold up today, and given this was done in a time before CGI (which is something we take for granted in these modern times in film & tv) it is still great to watch and experience - even for what must now be the 268th time 😃

Those Making Of & Behind the Scenes videos for it really illustrate the point. Fair play to ZkinandBonez for compiling his excellent YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc thread on the Original Trilogy films - and his other similarly related video threads too.

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads, of course!

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The germ of all the flaws of all the Star Wars films that would follow can be observed in ROTJ. It’s also my favorite of them all.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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Just noticed something… Jabba turns down a chance to do the right thing but Vader ends up being redeemed.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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It’s an angle I hadn’t considered from Luke’s perspective. Does he go to Vader more apprehensive because he couldn’t even persuade Jabba to relent? Or does he feel serene, since the Force will provide victory regardless of his own persuasiveness?

What a grand and intoxicating innocence. How could you be so naive? There is no escape. Come, lay down your weapons. It is not too late for my mercy.
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Given that Luke outright gives the droids to Jabba, I’m pretty sure he’s expecting Jabba to want to do things the hard way.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”