news culture Ahead of Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, TMC wraps up original Star Wars trilogy
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series arrives this Friday on Disney+. While waiting for D-Day, TMC gives you an appointment on Monday evening to see or review Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Grab your lightsabers and enjoy the ending to the original trilogy imagined by master George Lucas!
Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, written and produced by George Lucas in 1983, is the third film in the saga in order of release. It closes the original trilogy. Sith Emperor Palpatine commissioned his loyal disciple Darth Vader to construct a second Death Star, larger and more terrifying than the first. The Rebellion must therefore gather its forces to destroy this new threat before it becomes operational. Before attacking the Imperial troops, Leia, Luke, Chewbacca, etc. find themselves on Tatooine in order to save their friend Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, from the clutches of the infamous Jabba The Hutt.
The conclusion of a trilogy
The place of the last part of a trilogy is far from being the easiest to achieve. It’s also not easy to follow in the footsteps of an episode as masterful as The Empire Strikes Back. Despite positive reception, Return of the Jedi is widely considered the least successful film in the original trilogy. After the dark side of episode V, this opus is this time very clearly aimed at a family audience, and that is perhaps what bothered some of them. If the fight between Luke and Darth Vader has won over fans, the battle between the Empire’s Stormtroopers and the little fluffy Ewoks is far from unanimous.
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi airs May 23 on TMC at 9:15 p.m., followed by Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back at 11:40 p.m.