Self explanatory. ESB or ROTJ?
Kinda of a toss up for me. I think the actual dueling itself (the choreography and looking at it from an entertainment standpoint) in ESB is better, and plus it has the iconic “I am your father” reveal which is awesome and never gets old. But I think in terms of the story and context, ROTJ’s is better. The ROTJ duel is a battle for Anakin’s soul. It makes sense for the duel to not be as long as Luke doesn’t actually want to fight his father, and deep down, Vader doesn’t want to actually kill his son. The character stuff between Vader, Luke, and Sidious is excellent, A Jedi’s Fury is an amazing piece of music, Luke rejecting the dark side is great (I love how ROTS mirrored this battle with Anakin and Dooku), and Vader’s Redemption is my favorite scene in all of Star Wars. Scratch that, in all of cinema.
What are you guys’ thoughts?
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