Can y’all believe the part when the flock of porgs ate Jar Jar alive? Great scene.
Still havent seen last jedi(going tomorrow) but do the porgs get any beter
@Donutfilm, I'm so sorry
@Donutfilm, yeah... Don't know where they stand among ewoks but in terms of star wars characters I find cute Jawas still win.
@stormageddon98, they are way better than ewoks, have a couple of chuckle worthy moments.
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, I get ya but I feel like the fact that they were harmless should kinda show how pointless they were. They didn't do really anything ya know. Just feels like it's just for marketing. That's what I kind of liked about rough one. Nothing to sell merch really aside from good characters and stuff ya know. Feels like they were in there to sell stuffed animals and that's it.
@stormageddon98, yes they were totally a marketing choice. Also there to disguise the puffins roosting on the island
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, *minor spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't seen The Last Jedi yet*
Like stormageddon98 said the Porgs were really pointless. It was just Disney looking for an excuse to turn something into a toy. I know George Lucas did the same thing with the Ewoks, but at least the Ewoks contributed to the plot by helping the Rebels defeat the Empire. The Porgs literally added nothing to the story. You could completely remove them from the film and the movie would be exactly the same without them. As for the foxes they did something by showing the Resistance fighters a way out of that base, plus they looked way more interesting
@Sexy Homunculus, Icy Bois over merchandise Bois every time.
@Donutfilm, they were great. Almost every scene they were in got a chuckle out of me
@Sexy Homunculus, If you removed the porgs, you would have a lot of puffins in the movie instead. The island they filmed on was so overpopulated with puffins that it was just easier to CGI them into puffins than to just edit them all out. And not everything that contributes to the plot is good, for instance, Jar Jar. The cow thing that gave green milk didn't add anything to the plot, yet no one is mad at that for just being a callback to ANH and a joke, or the mouse drones that have literally been here since ANH and add nothing to the plot.
@Sir LancesALot, that's still a convenient excuse to justify them being turned into a big deal to generate toy sales. The mouse drones have just been background objects and have remained that way since no one is trying to incorporate them into the marketing for these movies. And honestly that "cow" scene felt very odd and somewhat cringeworthy
@Sexy Homunculus, Where have you been? Mouse drones have been used in marketing since the first movie. Would you you rather they just keep normal puffins in when all the creatures in Star Wars look different than Earth? Yeah, they used porgs as marketing, but it wasn't a "we will turn these puffins into a marketing item" it was more of a "we have all these puffins around here, let's make them into cute creatures, people like cute things."
@Sir LancesALot, Prove it. Show me how the mouse droids have been used in marketing since the first film. It wouldn't surprise me if there were a few mouse droid toys that popped up through the years on occasion, but there's never been multiple scenes that were filmed to feature them in the movies just to get people buy them as toys.
@Sir LancesALot, And I don't have a problem with the porgs being in the film as background creatures to be a part of the Star Wars universe. If all they did was to just replace puffins in shots that featured real birds then that wouldn't be a big deal, but I take issue with the fact that they were given a bigger presence in the film for the sake of selling merchandise. Stop acting like they were just there to replace real birds. If what you're saying is true then that means a real puffin came up to the Chewbacca actor with big cute eyes and accompanied him to the set to film scenes in the Millennium Falcon cockpit and ended up getting hit in the scene where Chewbacca smacked it.
And while you're at it take a look at this page and then try telling me the Porgs weren't made to sell toys https://www.fatherly.com/gear/star-wars-porgs-buy-amazon/
Y’know Porgs showed up a ton because the Island they filmed on was absolutely teeming with puffins and it was much easier to CG around than to edit them out
I don’t recall the correlation in the movie...