Fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate, as The Unenthusiastic Critic searches her feelings about 1983's Return of the Jedi.*
The very second movie Michael and Nakea ever watched for The Unenthusiastic Critic—back when it was a blog series—was Star Wars.* Now—on Return of the Jedi's 35th anniversary—she's reluctantly heading back to a galaxy far, far away for the final chapter of George Lucas's original trilogy.
0:00: Prologue: Carrie Fisher at Chicago Wizard World Comic Con, 2016
1:07: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion of Return of the Jedi (and Star Wars movies in general)
28:45: Original Trailer for Return of the Jedi
30:09: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion of Return of the Jedi
1:17:41: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
* Don't @ Michael about how the films are called Star Wars: Episode Whatever. He saw them in theaters, and he remembers what they were called.
—Film discussed: Original Theatrical version of Return of the Jedi (dir. Richard Marquand, Lucasfilm, 1983)
— Reviews discussed: Roger Ebert; Vincent Canby; Pauline Kael
—Article referenced: "Did ‘Star Wars’ become a toy story? Producer Gary Kurtz looks back," Geoff Boucher, LA Times
—Carrie Fisher's quote is from her appearance at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con.
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