HA -- it takes a lot to make me walk out of a movie-watching experience, but JarJar's first appearance in whatever that first movie was called almost did it to me. I REALLY wanted to flee the scene, but believe I was with my Star Wars-struck young nephew. The price we pay for making a 13-year-old happy. Was it too great? I ponder.
To be fair, Jar-Jar barely appears in the 2nd and 3rd episodes. I also think those two are better films than they are generally given credit for, especially if you can ignore the excrutiating scenes between Christensen and Portman.THE AVENGERS kicks ass!
The fourth through sixth releases [I-III] never pulled me. I mean for a second. I was attentive during I, but finding out that the grand battle arose because some folks didn't like their taxes struck me as . . . uninspired.I get who and what Lucas was talking about, but he wasn't really talking about anything that I cared to followAnd I always hated the scenes in the bars, and the scenes with other life forms -- in any of the flicks.I found Roddenberry's 1960s stuff more inspired. And he only spent eight dollars on that.
My Jar Jar comment was just cheap shorthand for my distress overall
Confess I never went back after seeing the fourth film, though I guess I should have given them all a fair shake. Actually wasn't even crazy about Return of the Jedi -- liked most of it, but hated the Ewoks and the Disney-like ending. The first few seconds of 'Star Wars' unfolding on the big screen at the State Theatre remains one of the highlights of my childhood, as well as one of my favorite film experiences ever.
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