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Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

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Young Witch
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Michael Pritchard ...
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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 <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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A timeline published in "Star Wars Insider" shows the Ewok films occurring a short time before "Return of the Jedi". See more »

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Aubree Miller (Cindel) looks directly into the camera, then quickly away, when she, Noa and the liberated Ewoks arrive at Noa's star cruiser. See more »

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[Deciding how to get across the moat]
Wicket: Wicket swim.
Noa: Oh no you don't swim. Take a look at this.
[Sticks a stick into water and it's instantly eaten]
Noa: See that? That could've been you, ya little beggar.
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Almost as good as Star Wars
30 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Battle for Endor makes a number of improvements that luckily make it over-all a better film than the previous "Caravan of Courage". The film's mood is decisively darker and more serious, its cinematography is cleaner and for this it almost manages to capture the flavour of "The Return of the Jedi" and other bigger Star Wars films.

Moreover, the film does away with the dreadful narrator of the first film by allowing Wicket to speak and simultaneously giving him more character. In all, the characters of BFE are far more colourful and interesting than those of the previous film. Additionally the aliens, the Marauders, add a nice sinister element which makes the film all the more dramatic.

The only points of criticism for the film are undoubtedly its kid-friendly story and the character of Noa who delivers a number of unconvincing lines throughout the picture.

None the less, The Battle for Endor is just exciting enough so that it wont traumatize the kids and will make the film fun for the adults as well.


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