I'm not even going to try to figure out a star rating.
At times it is horrendously incomprehensible and at others it is the kind of ridiculously fun, transcendent B-Movie that I wade through all the boring ones to find. I was on-board by the time the dudes tied stones to their ankles to increase their jumping abilities and bashed their fists into huge boulders repeatedly to toughen their strikes, but it was the "melting down the ancient golden sword…
Feels more like a Willow prequel (or Army of Darkness) than any kind of Star Wars film. I love The Ewok Adventure, so this one's departure from everything that I love about that one is a real disappointment. I can see why I hated this as a kid and only watched it once. Making Wicket speak English is nearly unforgivable.
The FX are mostly good, though. There's a fair amount of B-Movie charm, too, provided you can somehow forget that it's supposed to be Star Wars related and just enjoy it for what it is. I was only mildly successful at this.