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Desson Howe - Weekend section, "The experience is still highly entertaining."

Rita Kempley - Style section, " 'Jedi' has ... characters we care about."


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'Return of the Jedi'

Scene from this movie The forces of evil, led by Darth Vader and the Emperor, are at it again -- creating a second Death Star. Freelance space traveler Han Solo is still frozen in carbonite and now on display at the fortress -- hangout of Jabba the Hutt. So, Luke Skywalker, whoís on the verge of becoming a true Jedi knight, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO and R2-D2 take off for the planet of Tatooine to save Han.

This episode leads to a bigger confrontation between the heroic rebels and Vaderís army. While Lando and the rebels conduct an aerial attack on the Death Star, Han, Luke, Leia et al land on the forested planet of Endor -- source of the Death Starís protective force field, and residence of those helpful, fuzzy Ewoks. Luke confronts Darth Vader, again, and meets the Emperor. -- Desson Howe
Rated PG



Director: Richard Marquand
Cast: Mark Hamill; Harrison Ford; Carrie Fisher; Billy Dee Williams; Anthony Daniels; David Prowse; Peter Mayhew; Kenny Baker; Frank Oz; Alec Guinness; James Earl Jones (voice)
Running Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
Filmographies: Mark Hamill; Harrison Ford; Carrie Fisher; Billy Dee Williams; Anthony Daniels; Peter Mayhew; David Prowse; Alec Guinness; Kenny Baker; Frank Oz; James Earl Jones