Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Flick Pick: Return Of The Jedi

Return Of The Jedi
(20th Cent. Fox, 1983)

The one that brought all the threads together and tied them up neatly and satisfyingly, at long last, this is still probably the weakest of the original trio, since by now all the groundwork has been laid, and it depends on action set-pieces with minimal character or story development. It's less a roller-coaster ride than a parachute drop, with everything rather predictably coming down to what happens in last bit. We do get to see Luke surpass his father, and Han spends almost no time at all flying a spaceship, while Lucas continues his personal trend of always including a new annoying character in each successive film, in this trip, Ewoks. But at least they're fun to watch, which sums up the rest of the movie as well.

1 comment:

Weetabix said...

"He saw Jedi 17 times, eh."

One of my pals in college was a little Indian guy from Canada who looked exactly like an ewok.