Commander Bane said:
Hear hear! I heartily agree with you here. ROTJ is very good.
The opening scene is just great.
The Jabba story is great.
The battle between the Rebels and the Empire at the second Death Star.
The triumph of the Ewoks and the Rebels. Lando shooting out of the Death Star with the famous Millenium Falcon.
The drama of the throne room scene where the Emperor is trying to make Luke angry, seduce him and is constantly patronising him. If you were Luke you would throttle him! But Luke had to go past this anger and conquer it. Especially when Vader said that his sister would turn to the dark side if he didn't. And finally Luke confronting the Emperor and getting electrocuted! And most important of all, Anakin Skywalker finally freeing himself from the one main villian from the entire Star Wars saga and throwing him over the hole to save his son! And also saving himself in the process as he turns back to the Light side.
As for what one other person said. The original and prequel trilogies is about Anakin Skywalker who is the chosen one but ends up going to the dark side. It then takes his son who then grows up and brings him finally back to the light. So its about Anakin and Luke Skywalker with a bit of Leia as well.
The Skywalker family. It is such a good story about the strength and unity of a family against evil.
Nope it's just a tawdry contractual obligation album rehashing the popular bits from the earlier films only faster and with less emotional resonance.
If it wasn't for Hamill and possibly McDiarmid it would be as loathed as the PT.
Are you suggesting that the story of the original trilogy would be good "as is", with only episodes 4 and 5? We may both think that it was the weakest in terms of character development and originality, but to suggest that it was superfluous or unnecessary in tying up the story is to misunderstand the story entirely.