☞Wasteland Warlock☜ (kingfox) wrote,
☞Wasteland Warlock☜

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Star Wars

My current ranking for the flicks, from best to worst, as of today:
  1. V: The Empire Strikes Back
  2. III: Revenge of the Sith
  3. IV: A New Hope
  4. II: Attack of the Clones
  5. VI: Return of the Jedi
  6. I: The Phantom Menace
  7. IV.5: The Star Wars Holiday Special
If you have a similar list with the exception of III, you'll probably love III. I know many people would disagree with me placing II in the middle of the holy trilogy, but I think people put them on too high of a pedestal. Don't get me wrong, I love them. But let's not forget that Lucas hasn't written good dialogue since American Graffiti, and that the acting wasn't always the best. Sometimes, even as a kid, I wanted to smack Luke and 3PO around and yell at them to stop being such whiny bitches.

So, looking at the IMDB record for III, I see Ahmed Best listed as Jar Jar. Jar Jar has a non-speaking role in the movie. Does this mean that he got his lines cut before the theatrical release? I wonder who made that call, and how bad it could have been. I kind of liked his role in II as being semi-responsible for the downfall of democracy, after the huge fan backlash (I thought the Gungan chief was far more annoying, despite having much less screen time). I wonder if that was changed to give the fans some sort of joy in watching their hated character water the seeds for the Empire.

EDIT: See the spoiler-ridden counterpoint by _sterno_ here, and _guy_incognito's spoilertastic review here.

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