Regardless of how good or bad any of the Star Wars films are in comparison to one another, you would at least expect them all to be made with an insane level of care and attention to detail. This is, after all, one of the biggest brands in entertainment. A multi-billion dollar concern with enough clout behind it to sort of guarantee quality care.
But naturally, like in all films, mistakes are made and some end up making it into the final cut.
From items disappearing and reappearing in different scenes, to stormtroopers bashing their heads off of low hanging doors, there have been many mistakes spotted over the years.
However, this list is not just concerned with the obvious mistakes that even casual movie going audiences would have been able to spot. This list covers some of the more obscure mistakes of the Star Wars films that even the most diehard fans may have missed or never considered.
Whether they were mistakes that made it past the editing team or moments that end up becoming contradicting events in other films, some of these entries will make you want to watch them again to try and spot them yourself.
15. Gonk Droid Torture - Return Of The Jedi
Empire Strikes Back left audiences on one of the greatest cliffhangers of all time. The rebellion is on the run from the Empire, Luke has a robotic hand after it was cut off by his father, and Lando leaves with Chewie in the Falcon to track down Han. It leaves our heroes at their lowest point, and made fans eager to see what would happen next.
But despite Return of the Jedi delivering a satisfying end to the original trilogy, it is considered to be the weakest of the three films and has plenty of mistakes in it.
One such mistake can be spotted rather early in the film in Jabba’s Palace. As part of their plan to free Han, C-3PO and R2-D2 are given to Jabba by Luke as a token of good faith. Jabba sends the droids away to be processed and enter a room where we can see a Gonk droid having its feet burned by iron poles.
The droid screams in pain, but the poles do not touch his feet and the steam can clearly be seen coming out of holes in its feet.
It also raises the unsettling question as to how the droid can feel pain.