Monday Movie: Return of the Jedi

Return of Jedi has always been my favourite Star Wars film, mostly because of the stonking great space battle, and because Lando gets to be a hero. But then let's not forget Luke's attempts to redeem Darth Vader, the impossibly tear-jerking spectacle of dead Ewoks, and - yes, I'll admit that it figures as well - a certain golden bikini.

The best cut, in my opinion, is the only one that I don't actually own on DVD - the first Special Edition, after Lucas made the ending properly epic, but before Hayden Christensen's dull-eyed ghost was slipped in.

1 comment:

Geosomin said...

Loved this film...all 3 of the Star Wars films really filled my childhood up to the brim with wonder.
I'm partial to the original ending where the ewoks sing and celebrate at the end...I didn't like when it was changed. I admit I liked the idea of all the worlds celebrating in the newer ending, but to me, it just seemed right that depite the freedom everywhere in the universe, it was the ewoks and a few brave rebels celebrating their vicotory...and cuz I'm a big softie :)

Some things imprint in your mind