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Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: March 25th, 2017, 8:32 am
by thepepgal
Last of the OT. Longest battle which starts around half way until the end. My fav.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: May 25th, 2018, 2:12 pm
by Momin327
Happy 35th anniversary to ROTJ.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: May 25th, 2018, 2:45 pm
by Master Magnus
Momin327 wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Happy 35th anniversary to ROTJ.
:w00t: Not the best of the SW movies, but still darn good.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: June 20th, 2018, 9:00 am
by borgmatrix
Master Magnus wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 2:45 pm
:w00t: Not the best of the SW movies, but still darn good.
And it certainly come across much better compared to TFA and TLJ.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: June 20th, 2018, 10:41 am
by Master Magnus
borgmatrix wrote:
June 20th, 2018, 9:00 am
Master Magnus wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 2:45 pm
:w00t: Not the best of the SW movies, but still darn good.
And it certainly come across much better compared to TFA and TLJ.
Oh yes, it's miles ahead of those movies.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:08 am
by borgmatrix
Caught a bit of ROTJ over the weekend, the scene on Endor where Vader and Luke are talking. Luke I think had his back turned and Vader ignited Luke's saber. I thought of the scene in ROTS where Palpatine has his back turned, asking "are you going to kill me?", when Anakin ignited his own saber. Not sure if this was an intentional parallel or not, but its interesting to watch the OT and see scenes that remind of a PT scene, ones I hadn't thought of or noticed before. I feel like there were others as I've caught bits and pieces of the OT over the last few weeks on TV, but others aren't coming to mind.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:52 am
by Master Magnus
borgmatrix wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:08 am
Caught a bit of ROTJ over the weekend, the scene on Endor where Vader and Luke are talking. Luke I think had his back turned and Vader ignited Luke's saber. I thought of the scene in ROTS where Palpatine has his back turned, asking "are you going to kill me?", when Anakin ignited his own saber. Not sure if this was an intentional parallel or not, but its interesting to watch the OT and see scenes that remind of a PT scene, ones I hadn't thought of or noticed before. I feel like there were others as I've caught bits and pieces of the OT over the last few weeks on TV, but others aren't coming to mind.
Yes, the parallel is intentional. George Lucas wanted the movies within the trilogies, the stanzas if you will, to rhyme. There are plenty of examples of the visual and storytelling "rhyming" between the OT and the PT (how shots are built, how characters are framed and moved etc.). JJ Abrams managed to rhyme to some degree, but the rhyming between the OT and the ST got shot out of the water with TLJ (that movie rhymes better with Spaceballs).

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: January 29th, 2019, 9:17 am
by borgmatrix
Master Magnus wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:52 am
JJ Abrams managed to rhyme to some degree, but the rhyming between the OT and the ST got shot out of the water with TLJ (that movie rhymes better with Spaceballs).
And as we've discussed in other threads, Abrams/Kasdan took it too far in TFA, too note-for-note and too intrinsic to the backbone of their script...which ended up not even feeling like theirs, but cribbed/appropriated from ANH.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: January 29th, 2019, 1:54 pm
by Master Magnus
borgmatrix wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 9:17 am
Master Magnus wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:52 am
JJ Abrams managed to rhyme to some degree, but the rhyming between the OT and the ST got shot out of the water with TLJ (that movie rhymes better with Spaceballs).
And as we've discussed in other threads, Abrams/Kasdan took it too far in TFA, too note-for-note and too intrinsic to the backbone of their script...which ended up not even feeling like theirs, but cribbed/appropriated from ANH.
Yes, that's absolutely true. TFA also broke the rhyming by having a non-Skywalker destroy Starkiller Base (Droid Control Ship - Anakin, Death Star I - Luke, Starkiller Base - Poe).

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: January 29th, 2019, 3:47 pm
by thepepgal
Master Magnus wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Yes, that's absolutely true. TFA also broke the rhyming by having a non-Skywalker destroy Starkiller Base (Droid Control Ship - Anakin, Death Star I - Luke, Starkiller Base - Poe).
ROTJ broke this rhyming DS 2 by Lando and Wedge.

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Posted: January 30th, 2019, 1:16 am
by Master Magnus
thepepgal wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Master Magnus wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Yes, that's absolutely true. TFA also broke the rhyming by having a non-Skywalker destroy Starkiller Base (Droid Control Ship - Anakin, Death Star I - Luke, Starkiller Base - Poe).
ROTJ broke this rhyming DS 2 by Lando and Wedge.
No, it really didn't as it was the rhyming between the trilogies, not between the movies, that was referred to. :)