Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Return of the Jedi isn’t the best Star Wars film. That will always be Empire. But it’s certainly the most watchable (and one I watched the most). See Jedi is pure popcorn fodder – full of space battles, plot twists, ground wars and lightsaber fights. The cast here are super comfortable, clearly loving their roles (well maybe not Guinness) and proxy director Marquand delivers high action from the start. In this current version Lucas’ changes remain mostly in and around Jabba’s palace and still stand out like a sore thumb. Like most of his additions they just feel so unneeded. Other changes are okay but I think we all could do with out Hayden Christensen anywhere near this trilogy. In short – despite Lucas’ best efforts to ruin his films, Jedi remains a perfect send off for the original trilogy. Fun, action packed and full of Ewoks. Yes I went there… I love the Ewoks. Thank god then in the end it was a trap!
Best Bit: Attack of the Death star
Worth A Rewatch: Yes
If You Liked this Try: Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back