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(Huffington Post)   Warwick Davis says Ewoks were "misunderstood" and are really heroic creatures and saved the day in Return of the Jedi. No, Ewoks are only slightly more tolerable than the Gungans and Anakin in the prequels   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 132
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2012-11-27 12:20:23 AM
 
2012-11-27 12:46:24 AM
Ewoks were the biggest dissapointed tin Star Wars. To the point that Ewok Sucks graphiti in Dark Forces game.

The prequels made the Vader/Luke/emperor scenes more intense.
 
2012-11-27 01:26:06 AM
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2012-11-27 01:29:14 AM
Wow, can't say I've ever heard of this ewok hate. I always liked them.
 
2012-11-27 01:29:19 AM

Darth_Lukecash:

The prequels made the Vader/Luke/emperor scenes more intense.


No they didn't.
 
2012-11-27 01:30:21 AM
Now this is shiatposting!
 
2012-11-27 01:33:41 AM
I always enjoyed Ewoks. Then again, I also enjoyed playing the Star Wars RPG with a guy who played a dark jedi Ewok speeder biker.
 
2012-11-27 01:34:10 AM
Yeah, I was always thrilled with the premise that Stone Age Carebears managed to take down the most advanced military superpower in the galaxy.
 
2012-11-27 01:34:20 AM

Darth_Lukecash: The prequels made the Vader/Luke/emperor scenes more intense.


... No.
 
2012-11-27 01:34:38 AM
Mindbogglingly irrelevant.
 
2012-11-27 01:35:41 AM
Lucas introduced his own line of teddy bears and made millions. What's there to misunderstand?
 
2012-11-27 01:35:46 AM

FormlessOne: Yeah, I was always thrilled with the premise that Stone Age Carebears managed to take down the most advanced military superpower in the galaxy.


They didn't. They just farked with a small number of troops while other people did things.
 
2012-11-27 01:37:36 AM
And they eat people. You see those stormtrooper helmets at the end of Jedi that the Ewoks were playing with? They ATE the owners of those helmets.
 
2012-11-27 01:39:24 AM

FormlessOne: Yeah, I was always thrilled with the premise that Stone Age Carebears managed to take down the most advanced military superpower in the galaxy.


Yup because we have no examples of this in real life whatsoever.

Afghanistan points and laughs at the USSR and to a lesser extent the USA for example
 
2012-11-27 01:39:34 AM
Ewoks are awesome. I loved them in ROTJ and I loved them in their standalone movies.

Totes hate the prequels, though
 
2012-11-27 01:40:49 AM

FormlessOne: Yeah, I was always thrilled with the premise that Stone Age Carebears managed to take down the most advanced military superpower in the galaxy.


Take the Civilization concept: Stack of warriors vs a tank. Yeah, the tank will kill a good chunk of them, but eventually the primitives will figure out a way to kill some. What the little teddy bears lacked in power, they made up for in numbers and motivation (their golden god was threatened after all). The Empire only had a finite number of soldiers on the planet.
 
2012-11-27 01:41:03 AM
Give him a break subby.
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Good Wicket costumes are hard to come by.
 
2012-11-27 01:42:10 AM
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2012-11-27 01:43:15 AM
I liked ewoks. They struck a decent balance of funny and scifi. They weren't much dumber than wookies or any of the puppets in Star Wars 4. Some of the scenes are decent stuff, with Leia or C3PO. You see ewoks dying and caring about each other, even.

That's far better than the brainless infantile garbage from the prequel movies, stumbling bumbling drooling jar jars with no redeeming emotions or actions at all.
 
2012-11-27 01:43:46 AM

WayToBlue: Wow, can't say I've ever heard of this ewok hate. I always liked them.


So did I. See what happens when you put in a decent director in charge of a movie? Even not that well conceived characters still turn out ok.
 
2012-11-27 01:44:31 AM
I actually loved Battle for Endor as a little kid. I haven't seen it since. I think it's better that way.
 
2012-11-27 01:45:46 AM

farkingismybusiness: I actually loved Battle for Endor as a little kid. I haven't seen it since. I think it's better that way.


Is that the one where they get stuck in a giant spiderweb, and the one get gets stuck underwater?
 
2012-11-27 01:46:01 AM
Why did the Empire pick Endor as a construction site anyway? Was it honestly that hard to find a world without any farking Ewoks over which to build Death Star II: The Quickening?
 
2012-11-27 01:48:11 AM
Perhaps.
Or they were a marketing device to increase the target age demographic, and you're just broke and looking to be re-cast.
 
2012-11-27 01:49:49 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: farkingismybusiness: I actually loved Battle for Endor as a little kid. I haven't seen it since. I think it's better that way.

Is that the one where they get stuck in a giant spiderweb, and the one get gets stuck underwater?


No. It's more like Game of Thrones, but with more sci-fi.
 
2012-11-27 01:50:58 AM
I hate them. Lucas admits that his original plan was a planet full of Wookiees, but that he felt they weren't appropriate. So, instead of something equally vicious and terrifying, he chose... diminutive teddy bears.

Actually, RotJ itself is a really mixed bag. It's basically two fantastic bookends with a lot of "meh" in between. Revenge of the Sith was probably a better film.
 
2012-11-27 01:57:15 AM

Flappyhead: Darth_Lukecash:

The prequels made the Vader/Luke/emperor scenes more intense.

No they didn't.


There is a good youtube mashup that has vader remembering all his bad deeds while watching luke getting fried. It does make the prequels almost seem worth it
 
2012-11-27 01:57:18 AM

Wayne 985: Revenge of the Sith was probably a better film.


Whore mouth: shut.
 
2012-11-27 02:09:53 AM

Wayne 985: I hate them. Lucas admits that his original plan was a planet full of Wookiees, but that he felt they weren't appropriate. So, instead of something equally vicious and terrifying, he chose... diminutive teddy bears.

Actually, RotJ itself is a really mixed bag. It's basically two fantastic bookends with a lot of "meh" in between. Revenge of the Sith was probably a better film.


Considering that he gave us his 'original plan' with the prequels - I'm relieved more of his 'original plans' didn't make it in the first three films. There are flaws in Jedi but its at least a well constructed story unlike the horror show that was the Sith film.
 
2012-11-27 02:11:49 AM
I have no problems with Ewoks.
 
2012-11-27 02:12:30 AM
Subby must have been born before May 25, 1973
 
2012-11-27 02:14:56 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: FormlessOne: Yeah, I was always thrilled with the premise that Stone Age Carebears managed to take down the most advanced military superpower in the galaxy.

Yup because we have no examples of this in real life whatsoever.

Afghanistan points and laughs at the USSR and to a lesser extent the USA for example


I'll believe it if you can give me an example where the Taliban took down a B-2 bomber with a pile of logs and some vines wrapped around a tree trunk.
 
2012-11-27 02:19:24 AM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Why did the Empire pick Endor as a construction site anyway? Was it honestly that hard to find a world without any farking Ewoks over which to build Death Star II: The Quickening?


Honestly if not for the fluke 3PO worship the ewoks probably would have eaten the heroes. Really, vicious cannibalistic tribals are a feature for a secret construction site. Keeps out the riff-raff.
 
2012-11-27 02:22:05 AM
I loved the ewok stuff the thousand times I watched ROTJ as a kid. But I tried to watch it again not long ago and that stuff is painful. The storm troopers would have mopped the forests with those stubby armed losers. Probably just use some super Agent Orange defoliant. Whoosh, no opposition.
 
2012-11-27 02:23:33 AM
I have never been able to understand why some accept Ewoks and reject Jar Jar. They equally annoying.
 
2012-11-27 02:47:11 AM

L.D. Ablo: I have never been able to understand why some accept Ewoks and reject Jar Jar. They equally annoying.


The Ewoks portrayed emotion much better with only three facial expressions available and weren't blatantly stupid or incompetent. Jar Jar stumbled around at random, tripped on whateverthefark, awkwardly spun around screaming in a garbled version of English, and then accidentally killed battle droids or clones in some attempt at Star Wars slapstick humor. The Ewoks killed stormtroopers because they were trying to kill stormtroopers, and they were succeeded at it in spite of their physical shortcomings.

To put it another way, the Ewoks are autistic savants, and Jar Jar is the retarded kid throwing his own feces around the bathroom. One is much easier to tolerate than the other.
 
2012-11-27 02:48:31 AM
Oops. That were no longer belongs in that sentence.
 
2012-11-27 02:59:12 AM
And why the fark would Ewoks, furry little teddy bear-like creatures, think C-3PO is some sort of god when surely, it would be more fitting for Chewbacca, a big furry teddy bear-like creature, to be their one and only?

It makes no sense! 

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2012-11-27 02:59:24 AM
It was 30 years ago, Subby, get over it and stop trying to steal a nice dwarf's lunch money by bullying off his potential fans.
 
2012-11-27 03:00:14 AM
I like the Ewoks. Ewoks are cool. They're just short Wookies. The whole climax of ROTJ was supposed to occur over the Wookie homeworld, but apparently Lucas decided that since Chewbacca was sophisticated enough to co-pilot a starship, the Wookies couldn't be completely primitive. And I kind of can see that -- if it had been one legion of Stormtroopers vs a nearly unlimited number of angry Wookies, you wouldn't really feel like there was any danger of the good guys losing. But with Ewoks, you wonder how they can hope to win.

And its important to remember that the Empire's real undoing isn't the Ewoks, it's thier own damn hubris. They never even considered the possibility that the Ewoks could be a threat. That much is obvious from the fact that the only troops they had available to send out after the Ewoks were standard issue Stormtroopers in standard issue armor. That gleaming white hard shell armor is the worst thing to wear in a forest, where the combination of treacherous footing and limited visibility will fark you right up. And the Ewoks were able to alter their tactics, quickly abandoning their ineffective arrows and spears for the more effective bolas and swarm attacks. Meanwhile the Stormtroopers had no idea what to do in response, they just couldn't adapt to the surreality of the fight they found themselves in.

And fark you if you don't like Battle For Endor and The Ewok Adventure.
 
2012-11-27 03:05:35 AM

skepticultist: That gleaming white hard shell armor is the worst thing to wear in a forest

in any situation ever.

/Let's be honest here.
 
2012-11-27 03:09:03 AM
Of course they sucked. they were supposed to be Wookiees and the movie was supposed to be Revenge of the Jedi. Lucas was threatened with a pg-13 rating and toned it down.
 
2012-11-27 03:09:35 AM

PanicMan: I have no problems with Ewoks.



Some of your best friends are Ewoks?

A relative is married to an Ewok? They have the cutest half-Ewok kid?
 
2012-11-27 03:52:03 AM

Relatively Obscure: skepticultist: That gleaming white hard shell armor is the worst thing to wear in a forest in any situation ever.

/Let's be honest here.


True enough! The primary purpose of Stormtrooper armor is to look imposing and strike terror into the hearts of galactic citizens, not to be an effective suit of combat armor.
 
2012-11-27 04:09:59 AM

Wayne 985: I hate them. Lucas admits that his original plan was a planet full of Wookiees, but that he felt they weren't appropriate. So, instead of something equally vicious and terrifying, he chose... diminutive teddy bears.

Actually, RotJ itself is a really mixed bag. It's basically two fantastic bookends with a lot of "meh" in between. Revenge of the Sith was probably a better film.


Since he gives ten different explanations to every question anyway, and contrary to popular belief nothing he has filmed has been completely financed by himself alone, he has also said on record that other investors pressured him to have more "cute" creatures for toy appeal which is why Ewoks.
 
2012-11-27 04:52:52 AM
 
2012-11-27 05:16:55 AM
The Ewoks are the best thing for toy sales. Not too many kids want Jar Jar Binks for a toy.

Given that Joseph Campbell croaked before ROTJ, it's not too bad as he'd had input. The "prequels" should just be forgotten.
 
2012-11-27 05:42:31 AM
I never understood the Ewok hate. And Davis is right with that one statement.

Forget about what fans think should have been, and just take ROTJ as is.

Should the Ewoks have been able to defeat a supposedly elite force of Imperial troops with spears and log traps? Probably not. But then again, especially in light of the prequels, that is hardly SW's biggest story-logic failing.

But that doesn't take away from the fact that they were still willing to fight anyway and despite being outnumbered, outgunned, and out-tech'd, they still fought hard like furry little bad asses. You have to give them props where its due.
 
2012-11-27 05:59:50 AM

Wayne 985: Revenge of the Sith was probably a better film.


There's a special place in Hell for people like you.
 
2012-11-27 06:59:42 AM
I must be the only person who got the impression that the Ewoks made Stormtrooper Stew shortly after their victory.
 
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