What can I say except that this was awesome. William Shakespeare’s the Jedi doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth is the third written, third filmed, sixth instalment of the Star Wars series, be it movie or Shakespearean version. There’s growth in Ian Doescher’s writing, but really what makes this particular juncture of the Star Wars stories extra special boils down to two things:
- The Ewoks. Because they are do darned cute, and look like hijabista teddy bears.
- Darth Vader redeeming himself and becoming Anakin again before his death.
If you’ve watched the movies, you know the story (and even if you haven’t, you probably still know the story). There are no real surprises here. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t revisit them in Shakespeare’s prose because honestly, it’s been so much fun.
I for one can’t wait until I get around to part the seventh, which is quite aways to go on my reading shelf. Ah… til then!