Why is it so good? The storytelling of this movie and its impact on the course of film history is undeniable. One line of dialogue at once turned the entire series, as well as the world of cinema, on its head. But it's not just that scene that makes the movie great. The whole film is wonderful from top to bottom. It has a perfect blend of humor, action, drama and wonder that keeps the audience hooked (minus the crazies like my sister Laurie or my mom.) AND it's Star Wars at its Star Warsiest. It's here where some of the biggest things associated with the saga are introduced. Aside from Luke's lineage, you've got the Imperial March theme (as well as many other great themes too), the introduction of Yoda AND the Emperor...oh and Han and Leia's love story was at its best too.
So with all its greatness Empire Strikes Back was a pretty tough act to follow wasn't it? Sure was, and that's likely why Return of the Jedi is probably the most criticized of its trilogy. Watching it again I can see the criticisms... Neither Leia or Han have too much to do character wise; (even if they are plenty involved in the action..) they don't get a ton of added development or depth (and Han is accused of becoming a softie...but then again, at this point why wouldn't he?). And then there's the ewoks and how these little bears took down the empire. Yeah it's kind of silly at times....but it's a silliness I can totally get behind...and even adore. I'm not gonna lie. during this viewing I was in stitches over much of the scenes that took place on the moon of Endor....so honestly none of that ever bothered me and still doesn't... even if I can understand why it would bother others. But it has a magic about it that can appeal to people of all ages. The more I think of it, the more excited I am to show them to my future children someday. And I've already begun to teach my nieces and nephews the ways of the force :)
I asked him to rule the galaxy with me as Aunt and Nephew, apparently it didn't really have the same ring to it.
Aw well...the blu ray special features (that I haven't begun to look at yet) will have to do for now. That and Star Wars Robot Chicken. If you're a star wars fan you HAVE to check them out. They seriously have the funniest insights that only someone realllly acquainted with the series could really get. I'll put a few of them down below for your viewing pleasure. Oh yeah and I watched Spaceballs too. Teehee. Honestly though, the reach of Star Wars in pop culture is never ending...it pops up all the time in anything and everything. From Arrested Development to Community, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Lost and countless others the love for Star Wars never seems to leave the consciousness. It meant too much to too many people and its impact will forever live on! So that concludes my adventures in this galaxy for now.... until the next rewatch that is! I guess I could always watch Hardware Wars, Thumbwars or George Lucas in Love or the Family Guy entries. Any other suggestions? I promise I won't blog about them.. haha!
Vader has an unexpected guest...
Luke's droid doesn't work out
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