Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Return of the Jedi and the Vietnam War

Yesterday's article regarding the 10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Return of the Jedi got me thinking of something I heard from a Prof. in college. He said that the "Ewoks vs. the Empire battle scenes was Lucas' commentary on the Vietnam war." According to him the allegory works like this- the Ewoks were the Viet Cong the "native" population defending their land with more primitive but creative means of warfare and that the "Empire" was the US with its superior technology. It seems legit to me given the time-period but it could also be a coincidence. Does anyone have a source that confirms or denies this theory?


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