‘Star Wars’: George Lucas Once Discussed Why He Felt People Hated Jar Jar Binks


Jar Jar Binks is one of the most divisive characters star wars And probably all cinema. During an interview, George Lucas offered a theory as to why some fans hate Jar Jar so much. Here’s What He and JJ Abrams Said About Jar Jar Binks in the Years After Its Release Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

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George Lucas felt this interpretation of Jar Jar Binks is a stretch

Some fans and critics see Jar Jar as encompassing the various stereotypes of the Jamaican people. These critics and fans feel that Jar Jar’s accent is an exaggerated Jamaican accent and that his ears look like dreadlocks.

During a BBC interview from 1999, Lucas fought against this interpretation. He thought it was a stretch to compare Jar Jar’s ears to dreadlocks. Lucas rejected the idea that one could see an orange, amphibious supernatural like Jar Jar as a representation of Jamaica.

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Lucas felt that the interpretation of Jar Jar as a Jamaican caricature was born out of an aversion to the character’s childish nature. “… there’s a bunch of … uh… fans [of] movies that don’t like comic sidekicks,” Lucas said. “They want movies to be tough like terminator…and they want [them] To be… know, real man movies and they get very, very upset and very opinionated about anything that has nothing to do with being like kids, movies that are meant for kids. But they don’t want to accept it.

Lucas said these fans also disliked some of the other chiefs star wars eligible. “They don’t want comedy in these films,” he said. “And in the first film, they absolutely hated R2 and 3PO. Now Jar Jar is being accused of the same thing.”

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To date, the outlook between star wars Jar Jar and . side fan the Phantom Menace Overall divided. According to the BBC, Lucas is still a fan of the Phantom Menace. “[It] One of my favorite movies and of course, Jar Jar is my favorite character,” he said.

Another ‘Star Wars’ director less excited than Jar Jaro

not all star wars The director has been very kind to Jar Jar. According to Vanity Fair, JJ Abrams Discussed Making a Desert Sequence The Force Awakens. “I have an idea about putting Jar Jar Binks’ bones in the desert,” he said. “I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.”

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jar Jar reappeared when Simon Pegg interviewed Abrams. peg jokes Force Awakens Goofy will be an adventure film about Gungan. Abrams laughed at the thought of such a film. While Lucas has defended Jar Jar from his critics, Abrams is less enthusiastic about the character.



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