Darth Vader

He may be the bloodthirsty, black-clad lapdog of the universe’s most feared dictator, but old Darth Vader shows his cuddly side in the end when he reverts to plain old Anakin Skywalker. Faced with the thought of losing his only son just when they were starting to get to know each other, Anakin grabs his master and dumps him down a big hole. He sacrifices his life and inadvertently saves the galaxy in the process.

Read the Time Out review of 'Return of the Jedi'

The ten most extreme movie dads

Think your dad's a bit OTT? Just be thankful he's not one of these guys

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The arrival in cinemas of ‘World War Z’ (June 21) – not to mention Father’s Day (June 16) – got us thinking about memorable movie dads. In ‘World War Z’, Brad Pitt is fatherhood incarnate, tackling a zombie uprising while defending his family. But what about those dads whose path isn’t quite so righteous? The guys who try their best under difficult circumstances, however extreme and wrongheaded their behaviour might seem. They deserve to be celebrated too! So here goes…

Read our review of 'World War Z'

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World War Z
World War Z

The film is adapted from Max Brooks’s novel, and Pitt stars as a UN investigator on a global mission to find patient zero in a zombie epidemic. That eye-popping budget buys some mindblowing scenes, but $200 million should have stretched to a third act that doesn’t look like something you’d watch on BBC4 in the wee hours. And by the end, the pulse of ‘World War Z’ is pretty weak.

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