should Luke have gotten closer to the dark side? would his ultimate rejection of it had had more meaning if we had more than Luke wearing black, force choking a Gamerron, and getting angry after Vader threatens Leia? Luke's character arc is the best in the series, but should it have been made stronger?
The was clearly the moment he was on the edge of the dark side. I dont know you could've missed it
Luke really doesn't have Vader's personality, and they don't want him to seek the dark side for lust for power.
The whole gambit is that Luke will be pissed and give in to his rage to kill Vader and Palpatine because it's the only way to save his friends. That's why Luke only loses his shit after he fucks up and Vader senses him thinking about Leia.
>The whole gambit is that Luke will be pissed and give in to his rage to kill Vader and Palpatine because it's the only way to save his friends.
So simply killing them would have been him turning to the dark side?
Even Obi-Wan tells him he has to.
I think the idea is that it will awaken some dark side desire in him, that upon feeling its power Luke will follow his father.
or something idk. Sheev is smarter in the prequels desu senpai
I think my biggest gripe with Rotj is them not expanding on this aspect, I would have loved to see more of him struggling between dark and light side.
Instead we got fucking teddybears and han solo waiting in front of a door for 40 minutes
it would have elevated ROTJ to the best in the series, maybe better than ESB
Luke only gets angry when reacting in defense of his friends and draws on the dark side in those instances. Having him wrestle with that aspect of his personality
much like his father, true potteryand ultimately reject it in order to save his father's soul through forgiveness is my favorite part of ROTJ but it could have been made much stronger.
yeah they rushed it and put filler too much.
luke's sequences save this already sub par movie.
ultimately, it's why I say TFA may be better than it, yeah it's a 2015 movie with all its related problems, but it doesnt have glaring mistakes like jedi. still, in my heart the OT stands alone
eh TFA doesn't have a similar memorable sequence like Luke getting angry in the throne room and going after Vader. William's score is great in that scene.
for the completion of Luke's character arc, ROTJ > TFA
from my point of view
but I'll admit that's mostly out because I like Luke's character. if I didn't have an attachment to Luke, and was just viewing them as standalone movies, I might agree with you