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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ahmed Best talks about a deleted Jar Jar Binks scene that really would have redeemed his character and made a huge difference in The Phantom Menace   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 29
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2012-02-12 09:50:58 AM
12 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Hell, I was overall a good kid from a middle-class neighborhood and at 10 years I had plenty of obvious aggression issues, and I didn't grow up to murder even one youngling.



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NO ANAKIN!! I TOLD YOU TO GO AHEAD AND KILL OFF THE REST OF THE YUENGLING!!
2012-02-12 12:04:24 AM
9 votes:
Seppuku?
2012-02-12 03:58:21 AM
6 votes:
I wish that Han had shot Jar Jar first.
2012-02-12 10:49:04 AM
3 votes:

Derwood: Best thinks that ANOTHER scene where characters walk down a hallway talking politics would have made the movies BETTER?


"Man, if only Jar Jar's political career had been brought to fruition on screen...

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CZAR CZAR BINKS
2012-02-12 10:35:40 AM
3 votes:
So the essential arc of Jar-Jar is that a borderline retarded black man gains a senate seat through affirmative because Amidala wants to enforce racial equality in the Naboo parliament after decades of Gungan oppression, and this stupid black man then brings about the collapse of the government due to his overwhelming retarded blackness?

It's worse than the "Five dorrar! Five dorrar!" Chinese whackiness of the Trade Federation. Or the hook-nosed Shylock rubbing his dirty hands together over the sale of Anakin's mother.
2012-02-12 05:32:56 AM
3 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: I also thought having anakin act like an actual kid instead of a 70 year old in a 10 year old's body was fresh. That just isn't done, in American movies. All little kids have to be smarter and wiser than adults. Anakin acting like a real child was jarring, wasn't it?


It would've been more miraculous if they could've gotten Hayden Christensen to act.
2012-02-12 10:38:40 AM
2 votes:
I've seen the deleted scene that he is talking about and agree 100%. It takes place before they all landed on Tatooine and what happens in it really added a lot of depth to the later scene where he steps in the poopy.

It would've saved the prequels.
2012-02-12 07:42:49 AM
2 votes:
I realize that the new 3D version is out, and Lucas does not have enough of our money yet, but...
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/I will leave it to some one else to put the Gungan face in - photoshop not real keen on Sunday morning
2012-02-12 06:13:25 AM
2 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: I also thought having anakin act like an actual kid instead of a 70 year old in a 10 year old's body was fresh. That just isn't done, in American movies. All little kids have to be smarter and wiser than adults. Anakin acting like a real child was jarring, wasn't it?


The problem wasn't Anakin acting like a child, it was Anakin acting like an unreasonably cherubic child. Even in the absence of context, a kid from the extreme end of a lower-class upbringing in the mob-owned neighborhood having no socially unacceptable habits whatsoever was enough to set off even and actual 10-year-old's fake-dar.

Add to that how the movie was promoted:

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Come on, seriously... you literally promise us foreshadowing and we don't get a single hint of suppressed anger in the kid? Not some element of jealousy or controlling nature? Nothing?

Hell, I was overall a good kid from a middle-class neighborhood and at 10 years I had plenty of obvious aggression issues, and I didn't grow up to murder even one youngling.
2012-02-12 05:28:53 AM
2 votes:
I couldn't help but hear Best's interview quotes in Jar Jar's voice.
2012-02-12 01:11:03 AM
2 votes:
If they had kept that one scene in, then Jar Jar would've made some sense.
2012-02-13 06:03:14 PM
1 votes:
I hope you don't have to go through that much bureaucratic red tape to get that nerdgasm cleaned up.
2012-02-13 12:06:54 AM
1 votes:

FunkOut: When I first saw the artwork for Jar Jar Bink, there was no name on it and he looked quite solemn and sad. Mournful even. Then he turned out to be a slapstick nitwit with a daft name. Too bad, it was an interesting creature design with those ears and eyes.


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Yeah who ever could have suspected.
2012-02-12 11:14:19 PM
1 votes:
I always envisioned a scene in Revenge of the Sith, to showcase Anakin's descent towards the dark side, where we see Anakin sitting at a table eating. Obi Wan walks in and asks,
"Anakin, what are you eating?"

After a pause, Anakin replies, deadpan,

"Jar Jar."

Anakin takes another bite as Obi Wan looks on, horrified.
2012-02-12 02:33:50 PM
1 votes:
Every year at San Diego Comic Con, every major toy manufacturer does an exclusive just for the con (and a limited number of online sales). This year is a "Lost Line" type thing, with one figure from each film in special packaging made to look as it Kenner was still making them. There's a bonus figure that you can only get in this set, however, and it was revealed yesterday:

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This made it a must buy for me.

/Hot like carbonite isn't.
2012-02-12 12:11:36 PM
1 votes:

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: Anakin wasn't supposed to be a defective kid. I don't know why everyone is wishing they had gotten an evil, creepy child instead of the happy, good-hearted one. THAT WAS THE POINT. The Dark Side corrupted him. He wasn't always evil.


I think by "evil" or "edge" people meant "not from a My Buddy commercial" and "able to act." If the kid had an ounce of anything other than robotic cute-kid 2.0 running through his veins, nobody would have ever brought it up. Same thing with the sequels. Nobody should blame the actors, in my opinion. The writing was impossible to work with, and the direction seemed almost like Lucas spent the whole shoot huffing markers and trying to figure out how the merchandise would look.
2012-02-12 11:38:32 AM
1 votes:

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: This. Jar Jar was a lightning rod as to what was wrong with the initial movie. but ultimately, he served his purpose as a kid-friendly character, and though silly, a tight script and well-directed movie would have not suffered from his inclusion.


I can remember the exact moment I facepalmed in the theatre when I first watched The Phantom Menace..... the moment that I realized this was going to be a big, steaming turd and I had wasted my money.

It was right after Qui Gon met Jar Jar in the forest. And Jar Jar is following him around and he exclaims "ex-squeeze me..."

And I thought, "Isn't that a catch phrase from farking Stephanie Tanner on Full House?" ....and then later on, he exclaims "How wude!" and pouts, just like farking Stephanie Tanner.

My mouth gaped open. Why.....is George Lucas....stealing dialogue.... from farking Full House, the most whitebread, milquetoast, offensively lame television show in history?! Why.... is dialogue... from a farking wholesome family television show that ranks on the stomach-churning scale between The Family Circus and Up With People.... in a space fantasy movie?!

WHY DID HE DO THAT?! Did he think it would make Jar Jar cuter, like the Olson twins? Jar Jar's not farking human and he's not a baby. He's a creepy, uncanny-valley affirming motherfarking CGI alien.

This kind of genre-mashing is just so out of place. It'd be like Gandalf riding a skateboard and slam dunking a basketball at Bilbo's birthday party. That's the level of disconnect here.
2012-02-12 11:20:10 AM
1 votes:

Gergesa: Bungles: I'd have loved Anakin to have been played by the second Tom Riddle from the Harry Potter films. Genuinely creepy.

Sadly Lucas is bad at casting as well.


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Dis..Dis hunk-a-JUunK...IT MADE...the kessel RUN...in tuh-WELVE PAAAHsecs.
2012-02-12 11:03:59 AM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: That's one of many problems. Anakin in Clones doesnt even vaguely resemble Anakin from TPM. His impatience and brooding angst are never adequately explained.


I wouldn't be surprised if Lucas just wanted to show how a good kid can make bad decisions while a teen, then turn to a life of sex, Sith, and shiatty music.

But since Lucas swims in the money of nerds and drinks in their attention like a drunken college girl, I bet he just said "Teens are angsty for no reasons! Amirite parents?"
2012-02-12 10:38:21 AM
1 votes:
Did it look like this?

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2012-02-12 09:27:09 AM
1 votes:

Derwood: Best thinks that ANOTHER scene where characters walk down a hallway talking politics would have made the movies BETTER?

The political nonsense is what made the movies so dreadfully boring to begin with


That, and the endless streaming flat "sexual tension" dialogue between that rat-tailed eunuch and the frigid clown woman.
2012-02-12 09:25:21 AM
1 votes:
Best thinks that ANOTHER scene where characters walk down a hallway talking politics would have made the movies BETTER?

The political nonsense is what made the movies so dreadfully boring to begin with
2012-02-12 08:26:54 AM
1 votes:
Bagshot: What about the Ewoks? They were rubbish! You don't complain about them!
Tim: Yeah, but Jar Jar Binks makes the Ewoks look like... farking Shaft!

That said, people who put the whole responsibility onto Jar Jar are simply looking for something to tag their general annoyance on. If the story and characters had been good, people would have overlooked Jar Jar.
2012-02-12 07:41:09 AM
1 votes:
Was it the "my breasts, megassa squeeze them" scene?

Probably not, never is.
2012-02-12 05:51:14 AM
1 votes:

Zavulon: What do I think should have happened to Jar-Jar? Obi-wan should have just taken the Dark Side point and cut his head off within five minutes of meeting him.


A retirement to Alderaan would be the best outcome for that character.
2012-02-12 05:20:41 AM
1 votes:

Myria: Uncle Tractor: What's with all the Phantom Menace / Jar Jar Binks threads these days? I see three on the entertainment page without even scrolling.

That stupid 3D version coming out.


You mean the one you all hate so very much but can't shut up about?
2012-02-12 04:54:27 AM
1 votes:
Stop it with the Lucas threads! I don't have enough time to keep re-watching the Plinkett reviews!
2012-02-12 04:05:02 AM
1 votes:
Is a scene where jar Jar says "Meesa can't even be standing meself!" and puts a blaster in this mouth?
2012-02-12 03:24:06 AM
1 votes:

namatad: MadSkillz: 2wolves: Seppuku?

LOL a hundred thousand times this.

deleted scene
as in if all of them were deleted

or the scene where his mommy didnt love him so he grew up completely retarded


The scene where Jar Jar's daddy jerked off to Gungan porn instead of making Jar Jar.
 
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