In this epic final conflict between good and evil, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, Father and Son battle for their very souls! This is by far the best scene in the entire six film Star Wars Saga! Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi.
“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.” ~ Darth Vader
This scene is the culmination of three films worth of Skywalker family drama coming to a head as Emperor Palatine pits Darth Vader against Luke Skywalker… father against son!
Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi is not may favorite film in the series… but this scenes is. The images of Darth Vader moving between the between the dark columns is an epic slice of classic cinematography. And the visual choreography of the final lightsaber battle, as Luke forces Vader back is visually stunning. Though there are more energetic lightsaber battles in the Prequels and the New films, this one has an emotional depth that’s hard to match. The musical score by John Williams is one of his bests, when Luke and Vader finally come to blows, the music soars, bringing all of the emotional turmoil between father and son to an incredible crescendo.