It’s my least favourite of the OT. I do have fond memories of seeing it in 1983 (the only OT STAR WARS film I saw on original release).
I think the final chapter could’ve (and should’ve) been so much more. What sinks this for me, is the tired script and some of the performances.
The second Death Star is unoriginal, the Ewoks are a rubbish creation. The Emperor is a corny, cackling fool and Vader is weak and ineffectual.
I’ve never liked Luke’s black outfit, Chewbacca’s new hairdo - and Solo looks like he’s put on weight.
Jabba, is a fine creation. Looking and sounding impressive. Some of the courtiers at his palace, veer in the Jim Henson ‘Muppet territory’ in their designs.
The Rancor beast is fun. Wish the sequence in the pit was a little longer.
The Sarlaac beast looks bad. The new SE version isn’t much better.
I wish Boba Fett wasn’t in this. His character does nothing, and has no dialogue - apart from a death scream.
The ‘throne room’ scenes are decent, but can’t help thinking the official novelisation did a better job with the scenes. Don’t know if it was filmed or not, but the additional dialogue between the Emperor and Luke, about Yoda, should’ve made the final cut.
A disappointment, after the quality of the first two films. This is still much better than the prequels and sequels.