I want to know. How did it raise the level of story? Lets look at some sequals to show my point. The obvious one is Empire Strikes Back where the empire gave our heroes a big defeat by destroying their base, capturing the high-ranking Han Solo, and Luke gets his hand cut off while learning the the terrible truth of Darth Vader. Another one would be Terminator 2 where we get a more threatening robot who is nearly indestructible while the main female protaganist takes a level up in badass. Another James Cameron flick and sequal is Aliens. Just like Sarah Conner, Ripley takes a level up in badass and noe there are more than one alien including the queen. Matrix Reloaded also did this with both Neo and Smith being two unstoppable beings with each battle the stakes get higher. Then, there's all those superhero movies whose sequals are greater thant the first ones. Again I ask. What did RoTF do to raise the ante?