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I've got a Helmet, Armour, and a Blaster.... ...and yet a bunch of rock throwing Ewoks does me in....

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 01:26 PM

I rewatched ROTJ last night because the constant repetition of Christmas movies, concerts, and various religious ceremonies has me considering that John Travolta religion to get away frok it all. I came across the scene where the Ewoks overtake a bunch of Stormtroopers by throwing rocks at them (they had the higher ground you see....) and the Stormtroopers go down like a house of cards in a wind storm. They had helmets, armour, and blasters but a rock undermines them. Granted, a rock thrown at a Stormtrooper with a helmet would have the guy being stunned for a moment, but these go down deader than Mark Hammil's career after Jedi. Here's hoping Chefelf compiles a reasons to hate for the OT.
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 12:54 PM

I think Chef, like most of us, Likes the ROTJ. Not speaking for him; coming up with his lists to hate the PT movies were a heck of a lot of work. They were weekly articles, well-written, and funny as anything else I'd read or maybe that was because they were speaking directly to me. If you don't feel the same, that's not likely to change. You certainly won't change Our minds.

It takes a lot of passion to produce something like Chefelf's lists. As much as I like or even dislike about ROTJ, I was more Greatly disappointed by each prequel film. I was responsive to Chef's hilarious articles (once I found them) because they struck a chord with me. The hours I used to spend joyously reliving the original SW movies, I could now spend discussing precisely Why the new ones aren't worth praising.

Some good folks on this forum are really fish out of water. You've got the passion. Comprise your own lists.

When Chefelf cranked up this wonderful webforum, his articles already existed. Today, preeks have a place to post their own Reasons to Hate the OT movies articles. I'd like to see some, and if they hold up.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 05:54 PM

The Ewok body count should have been higher.

I always wondered if the one Ewok, whose hang-glider got shot and fell, died?
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:37 PM

I always found the "50 Reasons to Hate Return of the Jedi" a great read. It was the first article I had ever read that put together all things that troubled me about the ROTJ.*

I'm the same with you, Despondent. I prefer watching ROTJ over the PT, but it is the episode of the OT that I watch the least.

*To be fair, the same guys wrote an article that followed that was titled, "Ten Reasons Why ROTJ Doesn't Totally Suck."

This post has been edited by CowboyCurtis: 27 December 2005 - 06:40 PM

Flying Ferret

Battle for the Galaxy--read the "other Star Wars"

All I know is I haven't seen the real prequels yet.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:34 PM

^ Does anyone have a link to the 50 Reasons? The website is down.

Also, I'd like to see your list of 10 Reasons Why ROTJ Doesn't Suckas well.
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 10:56 PM

http://www.electric-...pe.net/node/449

I'm a newbie, searching the forums for interesting things to read. I came across this thread, and Googled the title. The above link has the articles. Pity there's no link to Chef.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 03:20 PM

Well, thanx for the link, myladyblue.
Very interesting read. I could add ten more reasons why Jedi doesn't suck, though.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:40 PM

does anyone have a link to my thread about why storm trooper armor sucks?
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Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:29 AM

There are very creative ways the Ewoks could have killed the Stormtroopers that would have really driven home the "don't underestimate the small, cute animals" point, but it would have driven the film to a very solid "R" rating.
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:03 AM

You're welcome, Jedi 1138. smile.gif

There were several aspects of RotJ that did not suck, but it is still my least favorite of the OT.

Mypantsareonfire, all I can envision of Ewok damage to full sized humans is what my dad said of my Aunt's chihuahua (which did not like him): "The goddamned thing'll gnaw your leg off, if it takes a month to do it!"
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 02:36 PM

Well, thank you for putting that picture in my head, mylady blue... biggrin.gif

But then again, I assume, your dad doesn't own a stromtrooper rifle. Otherwise that &!* dog would have been gone to rest a long time ago! Uh, I guess I am projecting here...
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