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The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket escape and in a forrest 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 Starcruiser on Endor. Together they fight Terak and Charal. Written by
R. Kessen <email@example.com>
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Better than the previous outing - but that is not saying much
This is a major improvement over the first Ewok TV movie. However it still bears many of that previous films weaknesses The script, written by the directors is serviceable enough , and is clearly aimed at a very young audience. The fact that there was a band of armed marauders on the planet right under the noses of the Empire stretches credibility to beyond breaking point. However, the bold move to kill off 3 key protagonists from the first TV movie was effective and gave the villains more menace than the previous Ewok film. The directors themselves, Ken and Jim Wheat, who had just come of a small independent film called Lies, do a better job this time around. While some the action sequences to show that they were working with a far too small a budget, they actually do try to inject some energy and pace into proceedings and, if they had been given more money, could have really made something of this story. While some of the matte painting are reasonably effective, the stop motion animation is again very crude and well below the standards ILM is capable of.
Performances are what you would expect for a TV movie aimed at young children, that is very broad. However, Aubree Miller gives a solid performance again, as does Warwick Davis, now as a broken English speaking Ewok, but they are helped considerably by veteran actor Wilford Brimley in an charming performance as an elderly stranded space pilot. He is ably supported by a very well realised creature called Teek, well played by actress Niki Botelho combined with some very effective animatronics/costume work by Kevin Brennan and a clever, high quality ILM visual effect associated with the character The films ending is sentimental, but works pretty well within the confines of a badly cash-limited production and is actually quite moving. But the whole production needed a lot more money, which would have meant the film standing the test of time much better, and feeling less like an blatant exercise to milk yet more profit from the Star Wars franchise.
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