The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 26):
55. “Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi” (1983)
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.
Mark Hamill—Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford—Han Solo
Carrie Fisher—Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams—Lando Calrissian
James Earl Jones—(Voice of) Darth Vader
Frank Zo—(Voice of) Yoda
Alec Guinness—Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi
David Prowes--Darth Vader
Facts about the this movie:
*Opening Weekend: $30,490,619 (USA) (30 May 1983) (1 Screen)
*Gross: $475,106,177 (*1997)
*Steven Spielberg was George Lucas’s first choice to direct, but Spielberg had to decline because he is a member of the Directors’ Guild. Lucas dropped his membership over a disagreement about “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.”
*The Dancer that Jaba Drops into the Racor pit loses her top as she falls in.
*Biggest Grossing film of 1983.
*Grossed $250 Million in 1983.
*First film to gross over $20 million in its opening weekend.
*The fake title they used for “Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi” was “Blue Harvest” which was inspired by the Dashiell Hammette story “Red Harvest”.
Why I Picked this movie #55:
2. Good story
3. Awesome Action
4. Good acting
5. Good dialog.
6. Princess Leia’s slave costume, Need I say more, OK.
7. Great twist.
8. Great end to the whole saga
9. The Ewoks add something different to the moive.
10. Simple but deep.
11. It still holds from my childhood.
First time seeing it:
I saw it at the theater for the first time the weekend it opened wide. One of many movies I saw with my mother.