Classic Trailer Tuesday: Return of the Jedi (1983)

CLASSIC TRAILER TUESDAY: RETURN OF THE JEDI

Has it really been 30 years since Return of the Jedi was in the cinemas? Well no, the special edition was there in 1997, and perhaps the 3D conversion will see the light of day at some point. The current final chapter in the Star Wars saga couldn’t quite live up to its predecessor and for many, the introduction of Ewoks and the return of the Death Star showed that perhaps the franchise was running out of ideas. Well, George sure showed them with the prequels.

While it had appeared as though this was the last appearance of these iconic characters, it looks as though Luke, Leia and Han are all set to return in JJ Abrams Episode VII, although it’s unlikely they’ll be the leads. There was something slightly sad about seeing Indiana Jones still wearing the same clothes 30 years later, so maybe it would be better just to leave these characters in the past, forever young, victorious and smiling in the glow of a burning corpse.