Return of the Jedi has a special place in my heart because for so many years I watched this movie wishing the story could continue onward after that Ewok party but until Disney bought Star Wars that was only a dream. Now when I watch this film I get so happy because I know the story that transpired after that, I know the story of these characters thirty years in the future, and that is so amazing! So today I’m going to share with you the five scenes from Return of the Jedi that have blown my mind and made me like the movie as much as I have. Enjoy!
1. Enters Emperor Palpatine
This was the first time Emperor Palpatine ever appeared in Star Wars (besides the hologram message in The Empire Strikes Back) and between the Imperial Royal Guards and the incredibly creepy dark side music this is a perfect scene.
2. Yoda’s Death
This scene is one of my favorites in Return of the Jedi because it has so many riveting elements. Luke confronting Yoda about Darth Vader being his father, Yoda telling him about Palpatine, and of course, Yoda hinting the fact that he wasn’t the only Skywalker left in the galaxy. This scene has a lot of fascinating moments and it’s undoubtedly one of Yoda’s greatest scenes.
3. The Ewok Encounter
This is one of my favorite scenes in Return of the Jedi simply because it’s so funny. Ewoks are already hilarious looking and then seeing Han interact with the life-size, spear wielding teddy bears is the icing on the absurdly funny cake. And C-3PO makes this scene even funnier. This is one of the funniest parts in Star Wars.
4. The Showdown
The showdown between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in this movie is so EPIC! Luke was trying so hard to resist the pull of the dark side but when Darth Vader brought up Leia he went off. There’s something so perfect about this showdown, maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s just the tenseness of the situation, but it’s impeccable. And then after he decides not to be tempted by the dark side and stands his ground against Palpatine that makes this scene all the more better.
5. The Redemption of Darth Vader
Darth Vader is one of my favorite characters in Star Wars and even though he was super evil throughout the original trilogy the ending to his story was one of the greatest finales to a villain in cinema history. Darth Vader became a hero, he was able to see his son with eyes undimmed by darkness, and he died knowing that he had redeemed himself. This scene has brought to me to happy tears more than a few times and it’s definitely the perfect scenario of this movie.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day. May the Force Be With You.