Discussion in 'Literature Review Forum' started by Errant_Venture, Feb 7, 2004.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn.
It was a dark time for the Rebel Alliance. . . Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, had been delivered into the hands of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Determined to rescue him, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian launched a hazardous mission against Jabba's Tatooine stronghold.
The Rebel commanders gathered all the warships of the Rebel fleet into a single giant armada. And Darth Vader and the Emperor, who had ordered construction to begin on a new and even more powerful Death Star, were making plans to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all.
What I really loved about this novel, when I read it over 15 years ago, was when Palpatine mentions Yoda to Luke.
That really threw me, as obviously the prequels did not exist at the time, and I wondered, how the hell would Palpatine know about Yoda!
I gave it an 8.
I like the little touches, like Leia comparing an ewok to a stuffed toy wookie.
Or a dying Anakin remembering his wife.
Though I'm think it's too much of a big deal being made out of the Lave Duel, but I might be proved wrong in Ep. III.
I give it an 8.
I'm gonna have to reread the OT novelizations one of these days.
One of the bests.
I love the novels of the OT.
I loved it until the end when Vader was 'redeemed'. Barley any emotion, any thoughts going through Vader's head about the Emperor. It alll just suddenly happened. The Death Star attack seemed a bit rushed but it was forgivable.
Emotion is the only problem. One of the last scenes with Jerjerrod as he dies has more emotion than Vader and the Emperor's last scenes. He could of done a much better job. It didn'y touch me like the film did.
Maybe I'm just not a movie novelization person, with the exception of ROTS.
I actually think ROTJ is by far the best of the six novilizations. Kahn throws in all these little touches that actually add layers to the film, such as things said in the throne room and during the Jabba's palace scenes. I especially like a little line he throws in about what it is like to be frozen in carbonite.
I'd give it 10 out of 10 for being the best novilization of our beloved films.
Give an 8. The Only thing I didn't like in the Novel was that Ben says Owen Lars was his brother but since it came out before PT I understand.
Gave it a 10. All of the OT novelizations are wonderful. With little extras that are worth reading even if you've seen the movies a thousand times!
I love all of the OT novels: 10
9, a very good adaption.
Like some others said, it is devoid of emotions during what should be very emotional scenes. I loved how Obi-Wan told Luke about the lava duel and how Vader "clawed his way out." Very fitting after RotS.
I remember not being very impressed with it. In particular, I thought spelling R2's dialogue was rather pointless and amateurish---it's something I would've tried to do when I was 10 years old, not now. But then I haven't read the novelizations in about 8-10 years, maybe longer.
It was pretty accurate to the movie, which was good for reading in the car before the advent of in car dvd players. Therefore I gave it the same rating I gave the movie.
It was fine, but I didn't think it does as much justice to the films the way some of the other novelizations have.