Monday, 20 December 2010

Someday you gonna get bitch-slapped and I'm not gonna do a thing to stop it

Watching: Caravan of Courage - I'm pretty sure all the kids I knew when I was young thought the Ewoks were okay and were even into the cartoon show (and Droids), so I can probably attribute all the hate aimed in their direction to be a kind of embarrassed overreaction to being so easily manipulated at a young age in much the same way many a grown man is disproportionately hostile about being emotionally donkey-punched by the end of the Futurama episode Jurassic Bark (and if you have not seen it and don't know how it ends, follow that link at your own risk). Caravan of Courage is a great kids' movie with scary bits and little children playing with Ewoks and getting on just swell despite the fact that they are furry alien cannibals. Of course, maybe objections stemmed from the lack of 'hard science fiction' to proceedings that the movie should have taken from it's parent film about a magic space knight fighting the Green Cross Code man alongside Indiana Jones, but this is a kids' film and on that level it's perfectly fine.

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