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Star Wars leaves off in 1983, picks up in 2015 | Return of the Jedi

In the finale of the original trilogy, we see Luke’s training complete; he is now a Jedi Knight.

In the thrilling climax of the film, Luke must take on both Darth Vader and the Emperor as the last hope of the galaxy. All our heroes converge in a final battle in front of the second Death Star and the moon of Endor that it orbits.

While overall a solid film, the biggest problem I have with “Return of the Jedi” is that of the Ewoks. Essentially little furry teddy bears who inhabit the moon of Endor, the Ewoks join our heroes in the last battle against the Empire.

These little creatures feel like George Lucas’ first attempt at getting a quick buck as opposed to telling a story. Kids love the Ewoks, and they make for a great toy. From a storytelling perspective though, having the Ewoks come in and save the day doesn’t really work.

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Lucas could have just as easily had the Wookies inhabit Endor and help the rebels, a move that would have gone a lot better with Star Wars fans.

Still, “Return of the Jedi” is a good, not great, ending to a fantastic story.

This concludes the lead-up reviews of the Star Wars series—make sure you catch the new release, “The Force Awakens,” during the holiday break.

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