I had always heard that the two made-for-TV Ewok movies (1984’s ‘Caravan of Courage’ and 1985’s ‘Battle for Endor’) were just mediocre and that they were only for children or fans who had to have everything. Despite all this, I got the Ewok movies on DVD a couple of months ago. Caravan of Courage was a little dull, but oddly enough, it reminded me of The Hobbit for some reason. Anyway, it wasn’t a masterpiece.
I was pleasantly surprised by ‘Battle for Endor’, however. I actually thought that that was a really good movie, certainly not up to the caliber of the OT, but very entertaining nonetheless. The effects were certainly better than the original Ewok movie, and the acting wasn’t bad either. The Mauraders looked like they belonged in the Lord of the Rings movies as opposed to Star Wars, and the old man’s pet was strange. I just got a big kick out of the movie, though.
Does anyone else like these?
Arnie.d’s Star Wars Ewok Adventures - double feature DVD (2004) thread has info on the ‘Star Wars Ewok Adventures’ release.
Adamwankenobi’s Ewok Feature Films (‘Caravan Of Courage’ & ‘Battle For Endor’) - 1999 soundtrack CD thread
An Ewok Adventure (aka ‘Caravan Of Courage’) info - IMDB : Wikipedia : Wookieepedia : Lucasfilm Wiki : StarWars.com
Battle For Endor info - IMDB : Wikipedia : Wookieepedia : Lucasfilm Wiki : StarWars.com
Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition