Tuesday, April 10, 2007

4/10/07 The Ewok Song

I got home tonight and remembered that I'd get to watch the White Sox on WGN. But the game wasn't starting for another 15 minutes. And I have severe ADD, so I felt like I HAD to find something else to watch. Then I remembered that I have HBO and Cinemax for free until tomorrow. So I went up to those channels and decided I'd watch "Return of the Jedi" until the game started. It had been a real long time since I had seen that movie (which will become even more evident in a minute).

Maybe it's just me, but the movie was un-turn-offable. Especially since I started watching an hour before the end. It may also be that other than E.T., this was one of the first movies I remember seeing in the theater as a kid. (Ok, at this point if I ruin the ending for you, you've had nearly a quarter century to watch it and I don't feel bad). The lasting memory of the final scene in the Ewok Village always got to me. With the cremation of Darth Vader and that awesome song. Except I was watching the updated version of the movie. And they changed the song! What the hell, dude?! Even worse - Cinemax has the choice to air the original, awesome version or the redone, no Ewok song version... and well, what the hell?

I know you probably don't want to think about this, but I've always wanted that song played at my funeral. For no reason - I just thought it would lighten the mood and people could dance and sing instead of being all funeral like.

(I realize that I'm complaining almost a decade too late. But still. It ruined what was already a stellar ending to a movie.) Turns out, I'm not the only one who's upset:

"As much as Star Wars fans bitch about the Ewoks, we realize that they are indeed unavoidable. And over the years, we've come to enjoy our little victory celebration song at the end of the trilogy. Sing it with me: Yub-yub, ee-cha, yub-yub. So what the hell do they do in the Special Editions, but replace the song with some stupid Yanni-sounding New Age thing that, if at all possible, sucks worse than the original Ewok song ever dreamed of sucking. I think what cheeses me off the most is that they took the time and effort to delete the Ewok song, why not just delete the Ewoks altogether? If you're gonna change things, at least change the things that need to be changed."

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Did you try the game from yesterday? Have you gotten more than 9 items? Uh, if you did... can you tell me how?

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1 comment:

skooky said...

I finished that game in 6 hours LOL
If youre stuck anywhere lemme know ill see if i can remember :)