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  • But I can see why Kevin Smith says "it's the best one of the first trilogy". It still pales in comparison to the original starwars, or the first trilogy (not the "specially mangled editions") taken as a whole.

    And yes, the tie-ins to ep 4 are great, except WTF was Chewbacca doing there? You'd think he would have remembered something about Yoda and the Force and the Jedi from his experiences? It's a complete disconnect from how he is in ep 4.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
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    • Don't project Han's attitude toward the Force onto Chewbacca. In the novels, Wookies are depicted as all believing in a "life force," which often confuses and perplexes Han. When he tells Ben Kenobi he's never seen anything that would make him accept the existence of the Force, he's having a conversation he's had before.

      Now, it's true that the original trilogy did not depict Chewie as a believer in the Force, but it didn't depict him as a Force skeptic, either. So I don't see that you could say with certainty that it screws up the depiction of Chewie. It changes a lot of people's conception of Chewie, to be sure, just as a lot of people will have their conception of Vader changed. But it doesn't actually violate anything from original trilogy on screen canon.

      I do agree that the inclusion of Chewie was pretty gratuitous.

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