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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

May 2nd, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

With May the fourth coming up I felt it was time to finally review a Star Wars film. For any reviewer it’s hard to tackle the series, they have been discussed to death by the fans and there is mountains of documentaries and books covering them. But my followers were desperate for me to cover one and I felt Return of The Jedi would be ideal.

The film actually has a slightly lower rating than Star Wars Episode III, which I find to be truly shocking. To me and many of my friends Jedi was considered the best in the series when we were kids but over time most of us warm to Empire Strikes Back. I suppose what drives most of us mad is the Ewoks which causes many debates among fans. Some love them but most hate the fur balls.

Before I get ahead of myself and start ranting it’s best to sit and down and relax and visit that classic movie from 1983 so click on the video below and… May the Force be with you!

Oliver’s review:

Original trailer:


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I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.