I disagree with the numeros people in this topic saying that RotJ would have been better with a "Han dead" ending. While I initially did agree with you, after giving it some thought, I don't think that would have been the right direction for that film.
As mentioned in the article, Star Wars was concieved as antithesis to all the preachy "message films" of it's time. It was meant to be a simple, light-hearted action-adventure film set in a Sci-Fi universe, and it succeeded wonderfully. I love the ending to RotJ as it is (and even think it retained a bit of the "bittersweet" feel with the death of Vader) because it retained the same feeling as the first movie.
I recently watched the OT with my sister and mentioned during RotJ that some/many people disliked/hated the Ewoks. She, like myself, did not understand this hatred. "But they're so cute!" she argued, and I was hard-pressed to come up with a counter-argument. And bear in mind, my sister is a 23 year-old smart, sometimes cynical person (who currently is getter her masters on a full scholarship) and not some shallow-minded simpleton. Seriously, why does cute = bad? Somebody really needs to explain this to me as well, because I just don't get the hate.
It's not Star Wars that changed, it was it's fans. As children, we loved everything about these films. We loved obviously drawn characters (Luke is obviously good, Vader is obviously bad). We loved the random babblings of C-3PO. And yes, you KNOW you loved those cute "teddy-bear" Ewoks at one point in your life, whether your "manliness" will allow you to admit it or not.
But then the fans grew up. They grew snide and cynical. Suddenly the obviously-drawn characters were "stereotypical." The random babblings of Jar Jar (who really wasn't that different from OT C-3PO) were annoying instead of silly. And worst of all, the Ewoks' "cute teddy-bearness" suddenly became a bad thing. These "adult" fans were demanding "adult" films with messages and all manner of nonsense that had nothing to do with the original vision of Star Wars. They failed to realize the original intent of the films: to create a fun action-adventure with lively characters in an interesting universe that was free of preachy messages.
Now, I know I'm not necessarily the person who should saying these things, as I have a tendency to get way to serious about Star Wars issues. However, you should know that most of my various Star Wars rants are only meant half-heartedly. I get worked up about some random issue because I find it entertaining (and hope you do as well). I realize I could probably stand to take a chill-pill in some of these cases, but it's much more fun to just roll with the silliness. I mean seriously, even this rant shouldn't be taken all that seriously. But I do still want to know how anybody could hate Ewoks. I mean, seriously!
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