George Lucas Knew The Star War Prequel Trilogy Couldn't Meet The Fans' Expectations

George Lucas Knew The Star War Prequel Trilogy Couldn't Meet The Fans' Expectations
Richard Marquand's sci-fi blockbuster "Return of the Jedi" was released in theaters on May 25, 1983. It was the third or fourth film in its series, and was a clear sign that Hollywood had officially evolved away from the intense, heady, adult dramas that were in vogue throughout the 1970s. After "Return of the Jedi," high-concept, big-budget, mainstream sci-fi movies became a dominant trend, and kids of the 1980s were so deeply marked by the decade's genre entertainment that it's all still being remade and re-marketed to this day. This was the world "Return of the Jedi" wrought.

There were a few animated shows and two TV movies in 1984 and 1985, but there wouldn't be another "Star Wars" feature film until the release of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" in May of 1999. Readers in their 40s will likely recall the period clearly. It was a time when the VHS market boomed,
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