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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Dir: George Lucas, 1983).
Redwood National Park, Crescent City, California, USA.
Redwood was the location used for the Ewok home planet, the lush, densely forested moon of Endor and was the backdrop to some of the first trilogy’s most memorable scenes, including the speeder bike chase and the Ewok vs/ Scout Walker showdown (officially called the Battle of Endor.).
Not everyone likes the Ewoks, their cuteness and lunchbox lid-ability smack of immodest merchandising, but I don’t know any fan who’s heart doesn’t cheer when the Scout Walker gets it’s ‘head’ crushed between two logs in a high vs. low tech duel. However I find it difficult to believe that in a battle that saw the death of both Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader (who are both buried amongst the moons sequoia and redwood trees) and numerous storm troopers only one Ewok is killed.
While visiting Endor’s forest moon you can’t meet an Ewok or visit an Ewok treetop village but you can see the worlds tallest Redwood tree, which is apparently as tall as a 36 storey apartment building.
Redwood National Park was recast as an isolated island off South America for the film Jurassic Park.