Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
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Yoda: When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not.

Darth Vader: Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don't know the power of the dark side.

Luke Skywalker: Never. I'll never turn to the dark side. You failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.

The Emperor: If you cannot be turned, then you will be destroyed.

Darth Vader: If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny!

The Emperor: If you will not be turned, then you will be destroyed!

Han Solo: I'm sure Luke wasn't on that thing when it blew.
Leia: He wasn't. I can feel it.
Han Solo: You love him. Don't you?
Leia: Yes.
Han Solo: All right, I understand. Fine. When he comes back, I won't get in the way.
Leia: Oh, Han. It's not like that at all. He's my brother.

Han Solo: I have a bad feeling about this.

Luke Skywalker: You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Your father was seduced by the dark side of the force: he ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader; when that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true...from a certain point of view.

Darth Vader: You cannot hide forever, Luke.
Luke Skywalker: I will not fight you.
Darth Vader: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way to save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for...sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side, then perhaps she will.
Luke Skywalker: [ignites lightsaber] NEVER!

Han Solo: I think my eyes are getting better - instead of a big dark blur I see a big light blur.

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Continuity mistake: When Lando says "Go on, you pirate" his entire outfit is reversed - his shoulder holster strap goes the other way, and his rank insignia changes side too. (00:50:00)

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Trivia: When Oola the dancing girl (with those two things growing out of the back of her head) is trying to get away from Jabba, she briefly falls out of the top of her costume. It isn't as visible in the letterbox version, but quite visible in the regular version.

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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

Vader was not just using Luke to kill the Emperor. He actually did want to rule the galaxy as father and son - if Luke would turn to the Dark Side, that is.

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