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Lucas-Jar Jar, genius?

BrandonSM's Avatar

02.13.2012 , 08:01 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
I am sure kids like Jar Jar. But I believe there could have been ways to make Jar Jar less annoying for adults and still just as funny for kids.
You clearly aren't aware of the entire baby entertainment. If you think Jar Jar is bad, go through 2-3 hours of watching Dora and Fruit Salad.
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02.13.2012 , 08:01 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by PibbyPib View Post
Of their own tastes, of course-- that goes without saying. But Lucas wasn't (apparently) meaning to make a movie exclusively for 9-year-olds. You can appeal to little kids without annoying the hell out of adults.
Actually he was. Originally star wars was intended to be a movie for children.

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02.13.2012 , 08:12 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Liquidacid View Post
well no kidding... how would a 9 year old be used to measure atmospheric pressure.. well maybe if you feed them a lot of mercury... tho that might be considered morally questionable
I lolled.

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02.13.2012 , 08:39 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Nyo-Than View Post
You obviously got what i was saying. I do believe if the movies were made in sequential order there would be similar rage about how bad of a character c3po is lol
But they wouldn't be raging about 3PO from EpsIV-VI... they'd be raging about the pun-factory 3PO from AOTC, which was beyond bad. 3PO was annoying, but not in a "I'm putting on a dumb voice, tripping over everything while accidentally destroying bad guys, stepping in poo, trying to grab things with my tongue, and having my face farted in" way. The closest to fart gags the droids were involved in was some of R2's raspberry sounds.

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02.13.2012 , 11:00 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Raansu View Post
Actually he was. Originally star wars was intended to be a movie for children.
Most definitely, Star Wars is, was and always will be primarily for children. You think the giant merchandising empire built by Lucas afterwards was geared for the adults? No.

At it's core, Star Wars has always really been made for the children and the only reason people claim George Lucas is ****** their childhood or ruining the franchise is because it's different from THEIR childhood.

Anyone who grew up in the Power Ranger generation when it first came out might think it's awesome and it's the BEST series ever. Kids today, 15-17 years later see the new Power Rangers Samurai, or Dino warrior or kitty adventures or what ever and think that's the greatest Power Rangers Ever.

the ONLY reason you prefer the OT over the prequels is because YOU remember how awesome that Kids movie was when you, shockingly, were a kid, you look at the new movies and you see a kids crappy movie because it IS a kids crappy movie.

Think of all the cheesy acting in OT, there was a lot of cheesy lines and terrible acting, just like there was in the prequels. But your refined adult minds ignore that because you remember it being SUCH a huge part of your childhood that nostalgia prevents you from seeing what it truly is.

I enjoy Star Wars - I had never seen it before I was in grade 2 or 3 and a friend introduced it to me, he was a big star wars fan and I was more into comics and super heroes and the like (Power Ranges, Batman, Spider-Man, etc.)

He told me about these funny droids and cool space ships and lightsabers, I'm 25. That was only 19 years ago. I'm talking 1993 here.

I didn't get really into star wars until a few years later when I had watched it for the first time on VHS, maybe 1994-5. A few years before TPM was released.

Almost done here.

My point is, I was a kid when I was introduced to Star Wars, I loved them and I was still young enough to enjoy TMP when it came out in theaters and not ruin my idea of what star wars is.

YOU on the other hand to grew up watching the OT released in theaters, or in the 80's when RoTJ was released see the OT as a completely different beast.

While I think I, and many like me grew up in that in-between period where we could still fall in love with Star Wars and not see it as two separate entities, but an ongoing story.

For me, Star Wars Started in 1994-5 and ended in 2005, and I'm OK with that. Sure, as I grew with the franchise I recognized the increasingly kiddy parts of the movie, but only because I was growing up and star wars stayed the same - but it still makes an entertaining series of movies as a whole.

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02.13.2012 , 11:14 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by PibbyPib View Post
My 9-year-old nephew thinks poop is funny.

Nine year olds aren't often a good barometer-- that's all I'm saying.
31 here, poop is still funny to me!

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02.13.2012 , 11:51 PM | #27
Finally someone who gets it. Jar-Jar was a character for the kids in the audience, just like C3PO, R2D2 and Ewokes were in the original trilogy.

As adults all those characters are sort of stupid but as kids we loved them. The only reason so many people love Ewokes but hate on Jar-Jar is because most SW fans were kids when they saw the OT and adults when they saw the prequels. If they'd been kids when they'd seen the prequels or if Jar-Jar had been in the OT he'd be getting just as much love today as those other characters get.

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02.14.2012 , 12:57 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Valthorian View Post
31 here, poop is still funny to me!
well poop as comedy is timeless... I'm sure in 1 million years, when the very last human being is lying on his death bed, knowing when he dies so does our species and legacy of existence... he will fart... and then giggle about it
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02.14.2012 , 01:03 AM | #29
if you know the how i met your mother episode, jar jar is like the ewok meter where you can determine their age based on which side of the fence opinion falls.
Keys are lame

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02.14.2012 , 01:33 AM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by RagnarokJC View Post
This. Look to films like The Incredibles and Up for examples of films aimed at kids that adults can also enjoy.

Give me a break, they also have more meaningful heart felt relationships than almost any Star Wars character, and they are nothing but animated pixels.

Sad thought.