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How would you rate 'Return of the Jedi' (10 being highest)

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 19, 2001.


How would you rate 'Return of the Jedi' (10 being highest)

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. 10

  2. 9

  3. 8

  4. 7

  5. 6

  6. 5

  7. 4

  8. 3

  9. 2

  10. 1

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  1. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

    Aug 2, 1999
    Nat - unlocking.
  2. dr_evazan22

    dr_evazan22 Jedi Youngling

    Apr 20, 2001
    Jedi could have scored higher if the effects were better. Of the original trilogy it should have had the best effects because it was produced last (therefore, better technology should've been around to be used). Instead, it has the WORST effects! In the SE videos (for Empire), they talk about (black) matte lines on the white snow. But in Jabba's dungeon everything is very dark colors and there are terrible matte lines. Then theres the rancor! When some of the shots were composited together, it looked disgraceful! I was very surprised to see that bad effects weren't corrected in the SE's (TIE fighters when Falcon is escaping DS, the Falcon chase scenes in ESB).
  3. Coolguy4522

    Coolguy4522 Jedi Youngling star 4

    Dec 21, 2000
    I voted for 1 in every one of thies poles.
  4. mutley

    mutley Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 13, 1998
    ROTJ remains my least favourite so I scored it a 3 although 3.5 would be better. The movie could have, and should have been so much better.
    To rushed, same plotline(DS2), teddy bears etc I waited 6 years for a 5 min rundown on the questions everyone wanted answered.
  5. The Jedi Apprentice

    The Jedi Apprentice Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 29, 1999
    What're you talkin' about? Jedi is the best!
  6. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 11, 1999
  7. mutley

    mutley Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 13, 1998
    Each to their own--my opinion not yours that is what a census is all about. :)
  8. howlrunner22

    howlrunner22 Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 24, 1998
    It was nice when I was like 5, but then I grew up. Now this entire franchise stinks of American cultural imperialism.

  9. Connemara

    Connemara Jedi Knight star 6

    Nov 18, 2000
    RU kidding? I hope you're kidding! :p

    I voted a 10. What can I say, RotJ was like, one of my favorite movies of all time.
  10. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jan 12, 2000
    10. Its the best
  11. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 18, 2000
    A strong 9. It's my favorite to watch.
  12. FurryDuck

    FurryDuck Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 2, 2001
    10. It's my favorite SW movie.

    JEDIBYKNIGHT Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 17, 2001
    I gave it a 9 (as much as for ESB). The one who said that the special effects should have been the best of the trilogy is deeply WRONG :

    Yes, it is true that the Rancor was the worst effect of the Star Wars saga. But how can you say that because it was the latest to be made, it should have gotten the best effects ? Do you think sometimes ? Have you been to cinema lately ?
    I mean, some movies made in the past five years don't have the special effects quality of ROTJ !! The effects of ROTJ, Rancor apart, are very cool ! And maybe they were even trying out new techniques. That's why you can't say that the effects are poorer in ROTJ. The techniques used in ESB were fully mastered. In ROTJ, they were still trying out.
    And compare the FX to the ones in ANH. I like ROTJ's better. Why ?
    Well, I am not saying that the FX in ANH are bad, no. They're good. But they're flat. Sadly flat. Check out the space battle at the end of ROTJ. Best of the saga. Or even the asteroid chase scene in ESB. That rocks.

    No, really, ROTJ deserves that 9.
  14. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 13, 2000
    9, since Luke didn't join the Dark Side. It is his DES-TINY!
  15. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

    Oct 28, 2001
    7. I like the idea of the ewoks, I just don't like how they were done. No complaints about anything else though... 'cept Luke using the Dark Side on those two Gammorreans!
  16. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

    Jun 26, 2001
    This is still a great movie. I give it a strong 8.8.
  17. peregrine

    peregrine Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 18, 2000
  18. Kwenn

    Kwenn Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 30, 2001
    8. Same as ANH, but ESB and TPM are better.
  19. That_Wascally_Droid

    That_Wascally_Droid Jedi Knight star 6

    Jul 29, 2001
    10 just cause it's my fav :p
    But see TPM is my second fav and I gave it an 8, and ESB is my third fav and I gave it a 9 so go figure :p
    I just think a lot of people are missing a lot of things with this installment. But I think a lot of things.
    Or do I?
    Something to think about.
  20. hanshootsfirst

    hanshootsfirst Jedi Youngling star 2

    Nov 20, 2001
    A very solid 7. Compared to the other SW movies, that is. It's a great movie, but ANH and ESB are just so damn classy.
  21. Darth_Syphilis

    Darth_Syphilis Jedi Master star 3

    Aug 8, 2001
    For me this would get a 9...would have been 10 had it not been for those pesky Ewoks

    - Syph -
  22. teri

    teri Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 13, 1999
    I'd have to say 7.5 because it was really not a very big plot + with those... teddy bears instead of the... intended wookies.
    Most upsetting
  23. wishnud

    wishnud Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 21, 2001
    10 - fore my favorite SW movie!
  24. JediGaladriel

    JediGaladriel Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 3, 1999
    I loved this movie thematically and would have given it a ten, but I gave it a nine because the scene between Luke and Leia at the Ewok village -- which should have been really good -- made me cringe even at thirteen, and has not improved with age. Also because Leia was generally wasted in favor of Han.

    However, I think it was structurally wonderful. As I said, the theme was terrific. The effects, with the exception of the Rancor, were very good for their time. The space battle had some really great dogfighting -- it captured the confusion of a real battle well. Palpatine was great. And the unmasking of Vader/Anakin is the essence of the whole saga.
  25. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

    Jan 23, 2002
    Return of The Jedi is 10 all the way. It's my #1 fave after AOTC. ;)
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