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Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi
Legends Era: Rebellion
In-Universe Date: 4y ABY
Rated: PG
Release Date: December 5, 1983
Running Time: 132 min.
Director(s): Richard Marquand
Writer: George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan
Users Watched: 41
Users Rated: 19
 
 
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Character Appearances
Major Characters
  C-3PO
  C-3PO last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. C-3PO next appears in Canon EU in Bloodline.

C-3PO last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Chewbacca
  Chewbacca last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Chewbacca next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath.

Chewbacca last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Darth Vader
  Darth Vader last appeared in the Canon EU in Battlefront: Twilight Company. Darth Vader next appears in Canon EU in Lost Stars.

Darth Vader last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Han Solo
  Han Solo last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Han Solo next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath.

Han Solo last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Jabba the Hutt
  Jabba the Hutt last appeared in the Canon EU in Star Wars (2015) #15.

Jabba the Hutt last appeared in the Legends Universe in A New Hope.
 
 
  Lando Calrissian (Gold Leader)
  Lando Calrissian (Gold Leader) last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Lando Calrissian (Gold Leader) last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Leia Organa
  Leia Organa last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Leia Organa next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath: Life Debt.

Leia Organa last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Luke Skywalker
  Luke Skywalker last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker next appears in Canon EU in The Weapon of the Jedi.

Luke Skywalker last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Emperor Palpatine
  Emperor Palpatine last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Emperor Palpatine next appears in Canon EU in Lost Stars.

Emperor Palpatine last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  R2-D2
  R2-D2 last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. R2-D2 next appears in Canon EU in The Weapon of the Jedi.

R2-D2 last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Yoda
  Yoda last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Yoda last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
 
Minor Characters
  Admiral Ackbar
  Admiral Ackbar last appeared in the Canon EU in Star Wars (2015) #23. Admiral Ackbar next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath.

Admiral Ackbar last appeared in the Legends Universe in Colony Crisis.
 
 
  Bib Fortuna
  Bib Fortuna last appeared in the Canon EU in Star Wars (2015) #4.

Bib Fortuna last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Clone Wars: The Valsedian Operation.
 
 
  Boba Fett
  Boba Fett last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Boba Fett last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Chief Chirpa
  This is the first appearance by Chief Chirpa in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Chief Chirpa's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Chief Chirpa's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Crix Madine
  This is the first appearance by Crix Madine in the Star Wars Canon EU. Crix Madine next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath: Life Debt.

This is Crix Madine's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  EV-9D9
  This is the first appearance by EV-9D9 in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is EV-9D9's only Canon EU appearance.

This is EV-9D9's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Mon Mothma
  Mon Mothma last appeared in the Canon EU in Star Wars (2015) #23. Mon Mothma next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath.

Mon Mothma last appeared in the Legends Universe in Reversal of Fortune.
 
 
  Nien Nunb (Gold Squad)
  Nien Nunb (Gold Squad) last appeared in the Canon EU in Battlefront: Twilight Company. Nien Nunb (Gold Squad) next appears in Canon EU in Bloodline.

This is Nien Nunb (Gold Squad)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Obi-Wan Kenobi
  Obi-Wan Kenobi last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Obi-Wan Kenobi last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Tiaan Jerjerrod
  Tiaan Jerjerrod last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Tiaan Jerjerrod last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Wedge Antilles (Red Leader)
  Wedge Antilles (Red Leader) last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Wedge Antilles (Red Leader) next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath.

Wedge Antilles (Red Leader) last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Wicket W. Warrick
  This is the first appearance by Wicket W. Warrick in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Wicket W. Warrick's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Wicket W. Warrick's only Legends appearance.
 
 
 
Other Characters
  Airen Cracken (Gold Squad)
  Airen Cracken (Gold Squad) last appeared in the Canon EU in Han Solo #3. Airen Cracken (Gold Squad) next appears in Canon EU in Moving Target.

This is Airen Cracken (Gold Squad)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Ak-rev (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Ak-rev (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Ak-rev (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Ak-rev (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Amanaman
  This is the first appearance by Amanaman in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Amanaman's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Amanaman's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Arvel Crynyd (Green Leader)
  This is the first appearance by Arvel Crynyd (Green Leader) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Arvel Crynyd (Green Leader)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Arvel Crynyd (Green Leader)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Barada
  This is the first appearance by Barada in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Barada's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Barada's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Barquin D'an (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Barquin D'an (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Barquin D'an (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Barquin D'an (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Blanaid
  This is the first appearance by Blanaid in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Blanaid's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Blanaid's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Blount (Gold Squad)
  This is the first appearance by Blount (Gold Squad) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Blount (Gold Squad)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Blount (Gold Squad)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Bossk
  Bossk last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Bossk last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Dengar
  Dengar last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Dengar last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Doda Bodonawieedo (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Doda Bodonawieedo (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Doda Bodonawieedo (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Doda Bodonawieedo (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Droopy McCool
  Droopy McCool last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Vader #1.

This is Droopy McCool's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Dyer
  This is the first appearance by Dyer in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Dyer's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Dyer's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Ephant Mon
  This is the first appearance by Ephant Mon in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Ephant Mon's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Ephant Mon's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Firmus Piett
  Firmus Piett last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back. Firmus Piett next appears in Canon EU in Lost Stars.

Firmus Piett last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
  Gherant
  This is the first appearance by Gherant in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Gherant's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Gherant's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Giran
  This is the first appearance by Giran in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Giran's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Giran's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Greeata Jendowanian
  Greeata Jendowanian last appeared in the Canon EU in Revenge of the Sith.

Greeata Jendowanian last appeared in the Legends Universe in Revenge of the Sith.
 
 
  Grizz Frix (Red Five)
  This is the first appearance by Grizz Frix (Red Five) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Grizz Frix (Red Five)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Grizz Frix (Red Five)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Hermi Odle
  This is the first appearance by Hermi Odle in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Hermi Odle's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Hermi Odle's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Hewex
  This is the first appearance by Hewex in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Hewex's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Hewex's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Horton Salm (Gray Leader)
  This is the first appearance by Horton Salm (Gray Leader) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Horton Salm (Gray Leader)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Horton Salm (Gray Leader)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Igar
  This is the first appearance by Igar in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Igar's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Igar's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Jake Farrell (Green Squad)
  This is the first appearance by Jake Farrell (Green Squad) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Jake Farrell (Green Squad)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Jake Farrell (Green Squad)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Janus Greejatus
  Janus Greejatus last appeared in the Canon EU in Catalyst.

This is Janus Greejatus's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Joh Yowza (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Joh Yowza (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Joh Yowza (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Joh Yowza (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Jubnuk
  This is the first appearance by Jubnuk in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Jubnuk's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Jubnuk's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  J'Quille
  J'Quille last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Vader #1.

This is J'Quille's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Keir Santage (Red Seven)
  This is the first appearance by Keir Santage (Red Seven) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Keir Santage (Red Seven)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Keir Santage (Red Seven)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Kithaba
  This is the first appearance by Kithaba in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Kithaba's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Kithaba's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Klaatu
  This is the first appearance by Klaatu in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Klaatu's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Klaatu's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Kren Blista-Vanee
  Kren Blista-Vanee last appeared in the Canon EU in Tarkin.

This is Kren Blista-Vanee's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Leektar
  This is the first appearance by Leektar in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Leektar's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Leektar's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Logray
  This is the first appearance by Logray in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Logray's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Logray's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Lyn Me (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Lyn Me (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Lyn Me (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Lyn Me (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Malakili
  This is the first appearance by Malakili in the Star Wars Canon EU. Malakili next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath: Life Debt.

This is Malakili's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Max Rebo
  Max Rebo last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Vader #1.

This is Max Rebo's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Newland
  This is the first appearance by Newland in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Newland's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Newland's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Norra Wexley (Gold Nine)
  This is the first appearance by Norra Wexley (Gold Nine) in the Star Wars Canon EU. Norra Wexley (Gold Nine) next appears in Canon EU in Aftermath.

This is Norra Wexley (Gold Nine)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Oola
  Oola last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Vader #1.

This is Oola's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Orrimaarko
  This is the first appearance by Orrimaarko in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Orrimaarko's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Orrimaarko's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Pagetti Rook
  Pagetti Rook last appeared in the Canon EU in Star Wars (2015) #20.

This is Pagetti Rook's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Paploo
  This is the first appearance by Paploo in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Paploo's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Paploo's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Pote Snitkin
  This is the first appearance by Pote Snitkin in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Pote Snitkin's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Pote Snitkin's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Rappertunie (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Rappertunie (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Rappertunie (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Rappertunie (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Ree-Yees
  This is the first appearance by Ree-Yees in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Ree-Yees's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Ree-Yees's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Romba
  This is the first appearance by Romba in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Romba's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Romba's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Rystáll Sant (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Rystáll Sant (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Rystáll Sant (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Rystáll Sant (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Saelt-Marae
  This is the first appearance by Saelt-Marae in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Saelt-Marae's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Saelt-Marae's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Salacious B. Crumb
  Salacious B. Crumb last appeared in the Canon EU in Star Wars (2015) #4.

This is Salacious B. Crumb's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Shara Bey (Green Four)
  This is the first appearance by Shara Bey (Green Four) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Shara Bey (Green Four)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Shara Bey (Green Four)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Sila Kott (Red Three)
  This is the first appearance by Sila Kott (Red Three) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Sila Kott (Red Three)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Sila Kott (Red Three)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Sim Aloo
  This is the first appearance by Sim Aloo in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Sim Aloo's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Sim Aloo's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Sy Snootles
  Sy Snootles last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Vader #1.

Sy Snootles last appeared in the Legends Universe in Friends and Enemies.
 
 
  Teebo
  This is the first appearance by Teebo in the Star Wars Canon EU. Teebo next appears in Canon EU in The Force Awakens.

This is Teebo's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Telsij (Gray Two)
  This is the first appearance by Telsij (Gray Two) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Telsij (Gray Two)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Telsij (Gray Two)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Ten Numb (Blue Five)
  This is the first appearance by Ten Numb (Blue Five) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Ten Numb (Blue Five)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Ten Numb (Blue Five)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Tessek
  Tessek last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Vader #1.

This is Tessek's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Tokkat
  This is the first appearance by Tokkat in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Tokkat's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Tokkat's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Umpass-stay (post-1997)
  This is the first appearance by Umpass-stay (post-1997) in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Umpass-stay (post-1997)'s only Canon EU appearance.

This is Umpass-stay (post-1997)'s only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Vedain
  This is the first appearance by Vedain in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Vedain's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Vedain's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Velken Tezeri
  This is the first appearance by Velken Tezeri in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Velken Tezeri's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Velken Tezeri's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Vizam
  This is the first appearance by Vizam in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Vizam's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Vizam's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Wam Lufba
  This is the first appearance by Wam Lufba in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Wam Lufba's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Wam Lufba's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Widdle
  This is the first appearance by Widdle in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Widdle's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Widdle's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Wunka
  This is the first appearance by Wunka in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Wunka's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Wunka's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Yarna d'al' Gargan
  This is the first appearance by Yarna d'al' Gargan in the Star Wars Canon EU. This is Yarna d'al' Gargan's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Yarna d'al' Gargan's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Yoxgit
  Yoxgit last appeared in the Canon EU in The Empire Strikes Back.

Yoxgit last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
 
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  raistlin903 Says:    
  2017-02-02 18:38:26  
  First half of Return is awesome... Ewoks defeating the Empire, not so much....  
 
 

  bharbeke Says:    
  2017-02-04 08:03:42  
  The space battle over Endor is amazing, even now in 2017. The final showdown with Vader, Luke, and the Emperor is my favorite part of Star Wars.  
 
 

  thatsagoodone11 Says:    
  2017-07-27 18:37:50  
  Although I do concede that Empire is the best Star Wars movie from a subjective point of view, my favorite is Jedi. As a kid, I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that there were three separate battles happening simultaneously in the film's conclusion. The editing in this segment of the movie, along with the wrap up at the end of the trilogy, stands out to me the most. There is excellent closure on all of the characters and I just feel complete when watching all three films together. As is the case with the other two movies, the music is phenomenal (albeit with the lack of a memorable new theme), the acting is above par, and the visuals are superb. Each location creates a wonderful sense of adventure as well. George Lucas captured the minds of the film-goers in the late '70s and it all wrapped up nicely when it was all said and done.

The digital updating done to the original trilogy mostly doesn't bother me. I wish Lucas would have rather left them alone, but the changes that were made are usually minor. I feel this way about the first two movies, but for this one - oh boy. The added song in Jabba's lair does not fit the tone nor does it look good. Swapping Sebastian Shaw for Hayden Christensen just makes no sense. Why don't we see Ewan McGregor? Obi-Wan's force ghost stays the same age and Vader's gets to be young?

Say what you will about the Ewoks (I agree that it is highly unrealistic for these little creatures to defeat the Empire), the ground battle sequences are strong and are also among the only ground battles in the original trilogy. Most of the battles have been in the air to this point, so this is the first time we see Storm Troopers, you know, trooping. The ultimate scene that involved Luke and Vader on the soon-to-be-destroyed Death Star gives me chills every single time I watch this movie.

5/5
 
 
 

 
 
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