Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi ★★★½

-- watched this today and remarked to my friends that it was funny to see how grimy the original trilogy. there's plenty of violence in both the prequels and the sequels, but its very hard to imagine either having a scene where a sex slave in a metal bikini strangles a mob boss with a length of chain on his pleasure yacht. this shift was probably overdetermined; you can imagine a host of reasons why things changed

-- I had two more points on this but I erased them because 1) I'm too tired to write them out coherently 2) I am embarrassed by the incomprehensible amount of time I've spent thinking about star wars.