OK, for those who care in the Star Wars universe, we know that there are 3 episodes left in the series… but even if we never see it, this was a fitting end. Sure, with the pre-quels in place, everything seems to fit just that much better, and make a little bit more sense of the smallest details.
Yes the updated or ‘Special Edition’ supplied a better ending and gave us a new ‘ghost’ version of Anakin, but either way, the Ewoks are still fuzzy and will never be as annoying as Jar-Jar Binks. Maybe the final battle could have been worked a bit better in special effects evolution, more Episode III than Adventures of Robin Hood, but it still works. And it still leaves us to wonder, just what happens next.
Very close to epic, but the Ewoks just don’t carry us there. Bring them some popcorn, though, and no bathroom breaks.