The final film in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, and now the final film of all six films, including the “prequels,” caps off the trilogy in style. All of the relevant questions are answered: Is Darth Vader Luke Skywalker’s father? Who is “the other”? Who wins-the Empire or the Rebellion? Does Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader prevail in their final lightsaber battle?
This film is jam-packed with action, from the opening scenes in Jabba’s palace, to the finale in the Ewok village. There is an exciting, almost out-of-control space battle, the speeder bikes sequence in the forest, the battle at the Sarlaac Pit, and the lightsaber battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
Mark Hamill grows as an actor from the previous two films. He handles Yoda’s death with seemingly real emotion, even though Yoda is, as we know, a puppet operated by wizard Frank Oz. His appeal to Vader to turn back to the good side is compelling, and he also wields a mean lightsaber when Vader ticks him off! This film caps off the first triple crown in motion picture history. This film delivers and it is a worthy conclusion to the series.