The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewok village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and Wicket escape and in a forest they meet Teek, a naughty and very fast animal. Teek takes them to a house in which a old man, Noa, lives. Like Cindel he also crashed with his Star Cruiser on Endor. Together they fight Terak and Charal. Written by
R. Kessen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An long awaited 3rd "Ewoks" film which would had taken place many years after "The Battle of Endor", which a grown up Cindel returns to Endor and reunites with Wicket and the Ewoks has not been considered or thought of by George Lucas. See more »
It is wrongly assumed the when Noah and Cindel arrive at the castle Noah dips his staff into the moat to show that it is made of some type of acid and the walking staff head is melted away. However, when they are running from the castle Noah's staff is once again complete and the head is perfectly in place.
Firstly its not his staff Noa shoves in the water it's a branch with leaves clearly visible on it, secondly it's not acid that melts it, there is a creature in the moat that attacks it. The same creature tries to get Wicket minutes later when he is dangling with his feet in the moat. See more »
[the mauraders have captured Jeremitt outside of his crashed star cruiser and are holding him prisoner. The leader, King Terak, approaches Jeremitt, roughly brings him to his feet and slams him against the side of the star cruiser]
You have the power? You will give it to me, now!
I don't have any power! My family and I, we're stangers here!
You will give me the power now!
I don't know what you're talking about!
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Surprisingly dark movie with only side characters and sidekicks
This movie is surprisingly dark at times, and for no clear reason. It doesn't explore the dark things that happen very much (there is one "dream"-scene which is the exception to this), and it's not really necessary to the plot. There would be plenty of ways to write around it. I don't mind a movie like this having dark sides (see what I did there?), but if you don't explore them or put them to use, they serve no purpose, and is only in the way of the story.
But fair enough, lets look away from that. The movie follows Cindel and Wicket - both feeling more like sidekicks than they do protagonists. They end up in trouble a couple of times, and after a while meet Teek and Neo. These are more like side characters, the good helpers the hero meets on his way. The four of them works as a group in a sense, but even when they have a clear purpose, it feels like they have no aim. I think the movie wants Wicket to be the main hero of this movie. It's hard to have clumsy and heroic characters at the same time, but it is possible.
The story is not really that interesting, and some of the plot elements in the movie feels a bit out of place, especially the ring and the witch-like Charal-character. It all builds up to the final battle for Endor, which is an obvious attempt to capture the magic from Star Wars episode VI. The battle is alright, but because neither the heroes nor the villains are particularly interesting, the big battle itself doesn't really grab a hold of you.
Like in the previous Ewok film, the most interesting part are the visuals. This movie has some nice stop motion, especially the creatures the marauders ride. I also quite like the Teek character. Some of the scenes with him running are great fun.
While I appreciate what they tried to do here: give the story some gravitas, create an ensemble of interesting characters on a quest, risking everything for each other, etc. etc. - it just doesn't work, and the charm from the previous movie is not to be found in this one. At least not as strongly.
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