Re: Who HATES Jar Jar Binks?
Well I must say I'd prefer the original trilogy over the new ones any day. These are my reasons:
Ep I: Jar Jar Binks was one of the most annoying characters on screen. The kid who played Anakin had to be one of the worst child actors ever and they totally under used Darth Maul. He was a great character and should have made it to Ep III to face off with Anakin. Also Qui Gon was a waste of space, as it was always said in the original trilogy that Yoda taught Obi Wan. What happened to continuity of the story?
Ep II: The worst love story ever. Wait it wasn't love, it was blind lust. Stupid boy meet stupid girl and the hormones go wild (plus there was no real chemistry between them to make it believable). They should have just followed Obi Wan's story, he was far more interesting. Anakin should have just had a moment of weakness and shagged rotten Padme - hence the twins. Besides what woman would accept a man who just told her that he murdered a whole tribe of people simply because they angered him? No sane person, that's for sure.
Ep III: The absolutely painful scenes of Anakin being turned. The guy was a moron.
Other than that the movies were okay, but could have been much better stories then they were. There was hardly any characterisation. The use of characters from the original trilogy that should have been left alone. Surely C3PO and R2D2 would be seriously out of date technology wise but the time Luke and Leia became adults, if they were newish when their parents met. But then Lucas was only ever after a cash cow with the new Episodes.
I'm not saying the original trilogy was without flaws. Luke was seriously whiny. But the original trilogy had a much more family feel to it. The characters were ones you could relate to and cherish. I don't think you could say the same about the new trilogy.
It was like thousands of voices cried out for a sequel and were suddenly silenced...