Return Of The Jedi is a good movie and a nice conclusion to the series. But it doesn't hold a candle to the first two. Kind of like with Back To The Future part 3.
Aint that sexist, what you are saying is a women can never desire a man? A women can never feel loneliness to the point where they are willing to murder someone to end that loneliness? That women don't like companionship just as much as a man does?
An like many other premise ultimately Jim decides to accept loneliness, to accept he will never see another human being in his life and offer her a way back to her life, a way see to see the future. Aurora could have had her revenge, she could have punished him but she choose not, we don't truly know if they spent their life in happiness, as friends, as lovers, or just as passengers on a ship living their lives, what we do know is that Jim took a liking to gardening and did a bit of wood carpentry. I would like to think that Aurora spent most of her time writing novels, stories and other bits.
I actually suspect if this was a horror movie many reviewers would have called it derivative and boring, if it was a action movie they would have said the same. I would love to have seen what the critics would write if the roles was reverse, Aurora was the one that was woken up by accident, she was the one that couldn't spend longer than a year alone, that she was the one that woke Jim, that he was the one that went to her room and started beating her up.
Why do I suspect the reviewers would have had sympathy with her, would have understood her view, would have attack Jim for beating her up and even accepted their reconciliation in the end.
You misunderstand, or weren't paying attention (shouldn't a movie reviewer pay attention?) to the reason Jim woke Aurora up. He read her writing and fell in love with her persona; this was explicitly stated. There are no icky implications. Watch it again...
I see your point. I love the first two. But Jedi will always remain my favorite. People laugh at me when I tell them that. It's just a matter of taste I guess. I especially love the final battle with Luke and Vader and the fact that it's a little more lite hearted than Empire Strikes Back. The Ewoks can be annoying but it's hard for me to hate them since I loved them so much as a kid. Have a good one!
Hi, Dan. I certainly enjoy RETURN OF THE JEDI and have seen it countless times. However, I personally don't feel it's as strong as the two films before it. The plotting is a bit more lazy (another Death Star?), Han Solo seems to have regressed as a character, and then there's the matter of those annoying Ewoks. Always the Ewoks. :)
Thanks for writing!
Hi Mr. Brunson, I was just wondering what your take is on Return Of The Jedi, as it wasn't mentioned in your review as IV and V were. It's my favorite of the series and doesn't seem to ever get the credit it deserves.
Its likely that those who criticize this movie are unable to sympathize or empathize with devastation resulting from abandonment and cruelty caused by someone they loved. For those who have experienced this kind of loss, the ending is a bittersweer triumph. Her epiphany is too little too late and it is clear that he has come out in the end with an awareness that she may have loved him but not enough. It is clear that he has moved on despite still loving her. She realizes the pain she caused and foolishly thinks she can go to him. He deserves more and she knows it. He knows it too. Thats what matters.
I don't agree movie not a 3 star movie it was one sided showed the cruel slave owners while the majority treated them fairly as valuable property. ownership and use of slaves was wrong as a whole to make movie one sided is also wrong
I have not read any mention, in any reviews of this movie, of the monumental way one can resonate with the main character as an alcoholic who has suffered blackouts. The humiliation of the disease itself, the danger of what happens during a blackout, and the manipulation of other people serve to render this movie as powerful a statement as I have seen in a long time, maybe ever.
Any Given Sunday was the last movie of his I liked.
I'm glad the reviewer was honest to point out that history was misconstrued to "bolster" the motives of Turner. The problem with all movements, protests, controversial social issues, is that both sides use "facts" to bolster their case while unwilling to listen to the counterpoints of the other side.
Great observations, Titus. Thanks for posting!
I realize I'm commenting on a lot of your reviews today but it makes me laugh that there were some people so outraged by the egalitarian quality of this movie. I doubt they really watched any of the others because let's be real: The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome are not movies filled with powerful men and helpless women. In Road Warrior, the women are the protectors and fighters and Thunderdome has Tina fucking Turner (real name) as one of the best leaders ever. She's not just some queen sitting in her castle commanding pawns; she's down there in the dust fighting with the rest of them. We should all convince George Miller to make a movie with Furiousa and Auntie Entity joining forces. Make my little Mad Max fangirl heart go all a-flutter!
Also, if those who oppose this movie bothered to watch it and then judge, they'd see it's a movie where everyone is robbed of their autonomy, the war boys included.
The reaction of the people who think that DC is being unfairly attacked is pure gold. I found myself scrolling through some cap-locked filled comments section where screams of "bias of an unprecedented nature" bounced around the echo chamber like wayward arrows. Good lord, folks. I love to get super passionate about things that have no real consequence as much as the next weirdo but calm down. I wonder how many of them would tell people of color protesting police brutality or women decrying rape culture that they're being oversensitive and need to grow a pair.
I think Jared Leto is overrated. And I knew this movie would be garbage
Thank you for this review - the movie was so disappointing.
it was a bore
"Comes close to the original" "the smartness of the script" What movie were you watching?
Heh, sounds like CG44 enjoys molesting women!
"By the end, it becomes apparent that this has basically been a dude-bro movie about a stunted man-boy with both a penchant for scatological situations and a firm belief that harassing uninterested women is his God-given right as an American male."
Where did you even come up with the last part? What? I'm guessing you are, in fact, the dude-bro and have never dealt with real depression or loneliness. Must be nice in that ivory tower.
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