PT Were Chewbacca and Tarfful underused in ROTS?

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  1. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    Discuss. I feel like they could've had more scenes and the battle of Kashyyyk could've been shown more.

    Were any Chewbacca fans let down?
  2. Nexumaster Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it felt like the Kashyyyk scenes were almost too brief. Before I saw the movie for the first time, I remember that after hearing there would be a Kashyyyk battle in the movie I really wanted to see Wookiees rip the arms off battle droids, but there was none of that so I was sort of disappointed. Still, I understand that if they had more of the battle, it would have steered away too much from the main plot.
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  3. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Chewbacca is underused in all of the movies.
  4. Valairy Scot Force Ghost

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    I thought that battle got plenty of time relative to the "other battles" we barely got glimpses of. It was fine as it was. IMHO.
  5. Darth Ruian Jedi Youngling

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    Chewbacca is just a worthless wookie who won't shut up. His appearance was pointless in the Prequels and he was just a minor asset in the Originals.
  6. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    How? He's heavily featured in the entire OT.
  7. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Yeah, but all he does is stand around or follow the other people. He doesn't contribute much to the actual story events (which is fine by me, mind you).
  8. Yunners Force Ghost

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    You mean other than introducing Obi-Wan and Luke to Han? Or finding and repairing Threepio on Cloud City in ESB? Or the fact that he pretty much turned the tide on Endor's surface battle, thus saving the Rebellion?
  9. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Yep. The only thing holding him back is lack of subtitles, even though we can usually figure out the basic idea of what he's talking about.
  10. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    I mean including those events. The reason is that those are trivial events in the sense that a simple rewrite could have altered those details without altering the story in any significant way.
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  11. 16AndPregnant Jedi Knight

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    How could you hate Chewbacca? He's an original.
  12. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    I thought they were fanservice-y. Not underused. I'm not against them being there, but I don't think they were obligated to appear, either.

    So are Ewoks!
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  13. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    I feel that Chewbacca was underused, but I did like Yoda riding on his back TESB style.
  14. Darth Ruian Jedi Youngling

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    I always hated the old bear.
  15. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Too much of ROTS was fanservice. From the Death Star scene to the "oh, I'll call them Luke and Leia!" scene to the Tatooine and Alderaan scenes, and the "Qui-Gon is a Force ghost and we can talk to him" scene...just ugh. None of those were necessary at all...we didn't need to "connect" ROTS to ANH. And it just goes to show that ROTS did not have a compelling plot of its own.
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  16. Corran1138 Jedi Master

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    I think it would have been kind of silly if Chewbacca was heavily featured in ROTS. He is an OT character, and is really only useful to connect the two sagas, and show us how the war effected one of the characters that we know and love from the OT. Not every major character needs to be featured in both trilogies.
  17. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Not really, because all the stuff you mentioned was tacked on at the end. What it was tacked on to essentially stands on its own as much as it would be expected to.
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  18. markdeez33 Jedi Grand Master

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    I wasn't let down. He just needed a quick cameo. He served his purpose. There was way too much going on in the film for him to have had any more screen time.
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  19. Ambervikings91 Jedi Master

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    I thought it was fine, if you want more chewie theres almost infinite EU stuff involving him
  20. ObiAlKenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    I would have loved to see a much longer battle with the Wookies. It's what we all wanted as kids when we saw the Ewoks in Jedi and heard it was supposed to be Wookies originally.
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  21. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Chewbacca was criminally overused in the prequels.
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  22. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    ^I am starting to associate Briana's angry face with your posts.
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  23. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]

    That's how my face looks all the time now.
  24. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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  25. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    ^Too bad there's no official render of Dark Side Brianna. That leather is BA
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