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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Sequels are usually a case of diminishing returns, but this conclusion to the original
trilogy is still essential viewing. Director Richard Marquand jumps straight in where
The Empire Strikes Back
finished off with a stunning sequence involving the monstrous Jabba the Hutt, and the pace rarely falters from then on, even if the plot is a bit stop-start at times. Mark Hamill still looks more like an enthusiastic schoolboy than an intergalactic hero, yet his climactic scenes with Darth Vader work a treat, and, while adults will probably cringe at the cutesy Ewoks, their presence makes this a particular favourite with younger viewers.
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Cast & Crew
Billy Dee Williams
Voice of Darth Vader
James Earl Jones
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
Kenny Baker (2)
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