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PT Were Chewbacca and Tarfful underused in ROTS?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Allana_Rey, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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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?
     
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  2. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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.
     
  3. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

    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. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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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.
     
  11. 16AndPregnant

    16AndPregnant Jedi Knight star 1

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

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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

    Darth Ruian Jedi Youngling

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

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Corran1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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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

    markdeez33 Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Ambervikings91 Jedi Knight star 3

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

    ObiAlKenobi Jedi Knight star 3

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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_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Chewbacca was criminally overused in the prequels.
     
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  22. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    [face_laugh]

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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  25. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

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