(entry perma-link)


Jar Jar Binks

"Thisea how meesa talk". Ah, Jar Jar, it's hard to believe how much angst your gratuitous antics stirred up. Overblown as it might be, there are valid reasons Jar Jar has become a scapegoat of new-trilogy denouncers. The way he brings about comic relief is childish and base, like stepping in poo or getting his head caught in a power coupling. He's annoying to listen to. He has no admirable qualities. He serves no plot purpose. And lastly, Episode I is simply not serious enough to require comic relief in the first place. Unfortunately, Jar Jar is one of several stark reminders of the childishness of the franchise that no one wanted to see.