Jar Jar Binks

This weekend will bring the wrap-up of the Attack of the Clones blogs.  I will do a quick/brief overview of all the characters and present the overview as I did the overview of The Phantom Menace.

Also this weekend, I hope to attempt the first parts of the very first audio cast of “The Jedi Council Speaks”.  I will those of you who are fans of the site know how the recording sessions went and how long it may take to record and put together the podcast.  Now, onto Star Wars “stuff”:

Although Jar Jar has a very limited role in this film, I feel I do need to show how George Lucas shows his disdain for Jar Jar by leading him to the biggest mistake by a Star Wars character in a single movie.

Jar Jar Binks:  *** (3)


Although Jar Jar has a very limited role in this film, I feel I do need to show how George Lucas shows his disdain for Jar Jar by leading him to the biggest mistake by a Star Wars character in a single movie.

The first time we see Jar Jar in this movie he greets Anakin and Obi-Wan when they arrive to meet Senator Amidala.  I remember every Star Wars fan moaning in the movie theater when they first heard Jar Jar’s voice in this movie.  However, we find out as the movie goes along that Jar Jar has a very limited role in the movie.  I do want to point out that his role in the plot-line is definetly not limited.  When Amidala leaves to go to Naboo to attempt to save her own life, she leaves Jar Jar in charget of her Senitorial seat.  Many Star Wars fans have asked why she would leave it in Jar Jar’s hands and not demand the Queen of Naboo not fill the seat?  With that task having been done, she leaves Jar Jar with no instructions and no expectations.  Then Jar Jar makes the biggest mistake that a Star Wars character could ever make.  He agrees to grant the Chancellor “immediate emergency powers”.  This gives the Chancellor, who is also the Emporer (if you didn’t read my blog last night, or can’t keep up) the ability to raise a clone army.  Of course by this point, the clone army already existed.  In essence, Jar Jar gives the Emporer the power to start the Clone Wars and puts the entire Senate into ultimate peril.  This gives the Dark Side the upper hand and the ultimate ability to topple Jedi Council and all the Jedi.  Jar Jar becomes a pawn of the evil sides doing.  So, his role in the movie is small, but his role in the plot, is bigger than his own life.

Jar Jar Binks:  *** (3)

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