It’s A Jar Jar Kind of Christmas

…Because I’ve got two relevant posts on everyone’s favorite clumsy Gungan.

First, this at PopWrapped on ideas for future Star Wars spinoff films.  Who wouldn’t want to see a whole flick dedicated to Jar Jar?

Then there’s matril’s post “In Defense Of The Underfrog”:

It’s more fun to laugh than to hate. Are Jar Jar’s clumsy hijinks rather silly and childish? Yeah, maybe. It’s not like there weren’t juvenile gags and slapstick humor in the original trilogy. And honestly, there’s so much darkness coming in Episode III (hardly any Jar Jar there at all) that I’ll take all the silly laughter I can get. Episode I, in many ways, is about the innocence of childhood. Anakin is about to have it ripped away from him. Let’s enjoy some goofy fun before it’s gone, for heaven’s sake.


9 Responses to “It’s A Jar Jar Kind of Christmas”

  1. Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

    I have only read the snipped of “Defense of the Underdog” that is on here, but that is not only a wonderful paragraph about The Phantom Menace, but is also how I and maybe others feel about how it works in the saga. Star Wars 1 is like a Disney film or an old family film (Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Willy Wonka… sort of, I mean they both are intense 😛 ). The movie is about the innocence of a child’s mind and outlook on the world. 2 Has a bit of that still but is more mature, and 3 is where the grown child takes the wrong path (with the next three films being a slow journey of rising back up).

    Anyway, most of you know how messa is about Di$ney making a circus load of Star Wars spin-off films for theaters… so, like most of them, I am not really for a Jar Jar film. However, if this trend is going to go on for the next decade in a half, I won’t be against it (though if it will be animated as oppose to live-action, Lucasfilm should be in charge instead of Disney… yet… with Kennedy at helm at LF, maybe the article has a point)

    Merry CHRISTmas and Happy Lifeday to all reading this, hopefully you Ahmed Best are one of them =D

  2. jarjarbacktattooguy Says:

    TPM is all about innocence. Jar Jar and Anakin are truly innocents. Padme and Obi-Wan have responsibilities, but are still naive innocents in many ways.

    Anakin and Jar Jar have such a great connection in this film. Great foreshadowing on how they wind up on the same side at the end of the trilogy. Two impressionable youths who get swept up in the phantom machinations of the Sith, and eventually wind up embracing Palpatine’s values. At the start of the film, they really have little to no knowledge of the Republic government or the Jedi.

    Anakin is a child and Jar Jar has a child-like mind.

    Ironic that Michael Jackson almost played Jar Jar, since the two are so much alike. They both have a child-like innocence. They both hang out with children. They both are funky dancers. They both can’t fight. They both had great clout. They both were apparently asexual. They both lived in grand theme park-like dwellings. They both had no discernible people skills. They both liked to “remember the time”. They both “had a friend like Ben”.

  3. jonedney124 Says:

    There was a brilliant moment when I was at a local pantomime with my sister and I was looking at the programme. The theatre shows films every week and they are showing Rogue One at the end of January so they had the original publicity picture next to the date and times. However, when I looked at it more closely, it was the version where someone had replaced the heads of every character with Jar-Jar! Someone wasn’t paying attention!!! 😀

  4. Stefan Kraft Says:

    Great idea for a Jar Jar movie… Maybe it could be combined with a study of the Gungan culture? Jar Jar looking for his place in the GFFA and therefore returning to/re-discovering his roots or something similar, who knows.
    Anyway, what about a Shmi Skywalker movie?

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