Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Okay, so Jedi gets a bad rap. Screw that noise. Here’s why I say that… yeah, the Ewoks are cute teddy bears instead of pissed off Wookies… sure, Han Solo is a shadow of his TESB self… but the triangle of Luke, Vader and The Emperor is some of the best stuff in any of the Star Wars films.
The Emperor in this film is a calm threat, not the cackling wicked witch of the west that he was made out to be in Revenge of the Sith. The fact that Palpatine was so incredibly sure of himself, so unthreatened by Luke, made him terrifying. Plus his make-up was a million times better.
The emotional climax of the Vader/Luke dynamic is perfect to me and if for no other reason than that success I will always defend Return of the Jedi.
Today’s pic comes from the Jabba’s Palace sequence as the original, pre-Special Edition CGI Sy Snootles is set up to sing for the big slug. Notice the great Phil Tippett off to the left there not looking all that happy. Enjoy!
You don’t want tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic to cross your path!