Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Corrected entry: Why does Leia acquiece to Jabba's horny demands? Knowing her from the other movies, she would have been resisting him at all times. However, as it is seen in the Sail Barge, if Jabba only so much pulls her chain (and he obviously is not strong enough to toss her around with the chain), Leia runs from the window, up to his throne, and presses herself eagerly against him. Unless Jabba had been up to something with her before Luke showed up, this is a plot hole.

redbaron2000

Correction: Obviously because she is his prisoner, she would have been killed or tortured unless she obeyed him at all times. She's probably just biding her time awaiting rescue or the best time to escape, and keeping him in a false sense of security until then.

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Corrected entry: We know about Hayden Christensen replacing Sebastian Saw at the celebration, but still on the DVD, Saw is credited.

Correction: He's credited because he is still the actor in the "unmasking" scene on the Death Star.

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Corrected entry: In Jabba's dungeon, Han says to Chewbacca, "Chew... Chewie.", but his lips don't move. (00:20:40)

Correction: You can say the words "Chew. . . Chewie" without moving your lips. Try it.

Damian Torres
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Corrected entry: When Chewbacca goes to engage the hyperdrive, he does it by flipping overhead switches. Yet in the past the hyperdrive is engaged with a large lever in the center console. (Another mistake is Han squeezing 3 levers together to go to light speed, yet other times he pulls a single lever).

Correction: Ths ship that Chewie and Han send into lightspeed is not the Millenium Falcon, it is the stolen Imperial shuttlecraft. It is perfectly conceivable that different types of ship would have differently positioned switches and levers.

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Corrected entry: When Jabba pulls Leia from the window on the sail barge, the chain is attached to the back of the collar on her neck. However, when she runs to him and jumps onto his throne and presses her body against his, look carefully--the chain is attached to the front of the collar.

redbaron2000

Correction: The collar could rotate around her neck, putting the chain in different positions.

jaws65
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Corrected entry: When Luke is standing over the trap door in Jabba's palace, it appears to be at some distance from Jabba. After he falls in, the scene shows Jabba's platform from a different angle, and the trap door is almost directly in front of Jabba's platform.

Correction: Jabba's platform literally moved closer to the opening to give him a better view.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Luke and Vader activate their sabers and clash them, there is a shot of the Emperor laughing. During this shot, the two lightsaber blades can be seen going through each other.

Correction: This mistake is already listed. The blades do not go through each other. The mistake is that they are reversed, making it appear that Luke's saber is protecting the emperor, rather than attacking him.

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Corrected entry: When Luke is in the pit fighting the Rancor, he finds himself trapped in a tunnel with a locked door at one end and the approaching Rancor on the other. To save himself, he picks up a skull and throws it at a button on the far wall, which brings a heavy gate down on the Rancor, killing him. Why does Luke, who by this point has basically mastered the Force, pick up the skull? He could just move it with his mind.

rbryant73

Correction: But he does not need to use the Force for such little things. Besides, he does use it, to guide the skull accurately to the button.

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Corrected entry: Look at the ewok that first meets the Princess. You can see the actor's normal pink thumb sticking out of the costume while he is holding the helmet. (01:04:25)

Correction: Ewoks do not have fur on their palms or fingers / finger tips. Warrick Davis' thumb is not visible in any screen shots in the movie while he is playing Wicket. The "pinkish" palms/fingers and enlarged finger nails are indeed part of the Wicket costume - not the actors.

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Corrected entry: When the Ewoks start worshipping C3PO as a deity, Han Solo tells him to use his "divine influence," but C3PO refuses saying that it is against his programming to impersonate a deity. Later, though, Luke instructs C3PO to tell the Ewoks to threaten to his magical powers - impersonating a deity - which C3PO does, apparently no longer against his programming.

deatc

Correction: Deities aren't the only ones to possess magical powers - Jedi quite arguably do, for example. Threepio apparently can't claim to actually be divine, but simply magical appears to be allowable.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: After Luke defeats Vader, he stands over Vader with his lightsaber and the blade casts no shadow. Earlier shots during the fight showed shadows cast from the lightsaber blades.

Vader47000

Correction: Where a shadow falls depends entirely on where the light source the lightsaber blade blocks is in relation to the blade itself. There is no shadow because there is no light source on the opposite side of the blade to Vader strong enough to cast a shadow.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: This mistake actually spans between The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. When Han Solo is frozen in carbonite he is wearing an untucked, button down shirt. When Leia releases him from the carbonite in Jabba's Palace he is wearing a tucked in, double breasted shirt.

Correction: Han is wearing the same shirt as in Empire. The shirt is untucked on his left side. When he's released from the carbonite, the shot of him on the floor is from his right side (shirt tucked in). But when Leia helps him up, you can see the shirt is untucked on the other side. Here is the carbon freeze scene from Empire to establish the double breated shirt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2DKDWF5uUM.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: In the French version of the film, when Boussh (Leia disguised) takes Chewbacca to Jabba's palace, Jabba says something and the subtitles reads "Ou l'a eu enfin le puissant Chewbacca". Ou means where. It should be written on (we).

Dr Wilson

Correction: Subtitles for foreign releases are typically provided by an outside company, separate from the filmmakers, so shouldn't qualify as a true movie mistake. In fact, the French subtitles on the American DVD reads: "Nous avons enfin l'imposant Chewbacca."

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: Luke Skywalker has an AM/FM-cassette deck mounted in the cockpit of his X-Wing fighter. It can be seen as he's flying away from Tatooine after destroying Jabba's barge, in the shot just before he says "That's right, Artoo, we're going to the Dagobah system." (00:37:25)

Correction: The first appearance of the AM/FM Cassette Deck appears in The Empire Strikes Back and not Jedi. The scene occurs after Luke leaves the planet Hoth and sets coordinates to go to Dagobah.

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Corrected entry: Special Edition: In the first shot of the Bantha herd crossing the Tatooine desert, the second Bantha from the left has no head. Only the horns are there. (00:28:25)

Correction: If you look closely, the head is still there, you just can't see it because the Bantha's head is simply turned to its right. You can tell by the curve of the horn.

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Corrected entry: When the Rebel fleet is assembled, there are two Calamari cruisers being shown. (The really big ships). But later, when the fleet is going to jump to hyperspace, the small fighters move first and the big ships move after. But when the big ships move into hyperspace, the two Calamari cruisers are gone.

glapp

Correction: Perhaps (off-camera) they were part of another wave of ships to go to hyperspace.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie., When R2-D2 plays the message, the stage lights are reflected in Jabba's eyes.

Correction: Eyes reflecting light is natural. What about the reflection makes them stage lights instead of the various light sources seen in Jabba's palace?

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: When Han Solo is frozen in carbonite, he is wearing brown trousers, BUT when he is rescued in Jabba's palace, he is wearing blue trousers with a yellow stripe.

Correction: Han wears the blue trousers with yellow stripe all through the Cloud City scenes in The Empire Strikes Back. They may appear a different color in the carbon freeze scene because of the orange lighting, but they're the same pants -- you can see the stripe when the ugnaughts remove the wrist restraints just before he's lowered.

JC Fernandez
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Correction: Both are incorrect, Han wears brown trousers with the yellow strip all the way through Empire Strikes back and at the beginning of Return of the Jedi. https://thewookieegunner.com/2016/01/19/han-solo-costumes/.

Corrected entry: When Jabba pulls Leia from the window in the Sail Barge, watch her as she jumps onto his throne to press herself against him - her hand presses against his belly, sinking notably deep into his (rubber) gut.

redbaron2000

Correction: Jabba is a mess of fat. Your hand would sink deep into stuff like that. Besides, we don't know what his gut is made out of, so we can't say that a hand couldn't sink deep into his gut.

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Corrected entry: When R2D2 pushes C3PO outside Jabba's sail, the ropes that pulls the droid are visible.

Dr Wilson

Correction: There are ropes attatched to the sail barge, but no ropes pulling the droids can be seen.

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Continuity mistake: On the forest moon of Endor when Princess Leia first meets the Ewok, she takes her helmet off and is holding it in her hand (which frightens the Ewok) in the very next shot she is removing it again to show it to him.

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Question: After Anakin becomes Darth Vader, he seems ruthless, actually evil. "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!" Is just one quote. That being the case, this movie makes it seem like Anakin knows that he's evil and wishes he wasn't. Basically, my question is, why didn't Anakin turn on Palpatine sooner? Or simply leave the Sith?

Answer: Darth: "Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don't know the power of the dark side. I must obey my master." It's implied that the dark side is intoxicating, once you totally give in to the dark side it has a hold on you, and appeals to morality and rationalization are useless against your lust for its power. (On a symbolic level, the dark side is a metaphor for vice. Darth Vader is an addict and abusive parent. It's actually funny how many scenes still make sense if you replace "the dark side" with "the bottle" or similar).

TonyPH

If we bring the prequels into it, it's one of the criticisms of those films that they only make the question of how much Anakin is a "true believer" more confusing. But it stands to reason that at first Anakin may feel vindicated in his resentment toward the Jedi. Later on, Vader may not feel that as strongly, but by then his anger has turned toward himself for failing to save Padme. He may feel that a man as terrible as he does not deserve to be "rescued" from the dark side, leading to a feedback loop where he only gets further enamored with its power and does more evil things which causes him to hate himself even more, and so it goes.

TonyPH

Answer: Anakin was seduced by the emperor to think that the Jedi were evil. This was partly fueled by anger &fear, thinking Padme would die if Palpatine didn't help save her. After he turned to Darth Vader & joined the dark side, he eventually realised the true nature of the Emperor, but he was to weak to do anything about it. Darth Vader still wanted to rule the galaxy, but didn't want the emperor controlling everything. He just wanted to use Luke to help overthrow the emperor and take over the galaxy. It wasn't until he found out he had a daughter also, and saw Luke about to die by the hands of the emperor, that he realised that Luke was right & he needed to switch sides.

envisaged0ne
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