Sunday, November 21, 2010

30 Stupidest “Star Wars” characters – you decide

Simon Kinnear over at delivered an interesting list entitled: “30 Stupidest Star Wars” characters and there might be some surprises for the Fanboys.

C-3Po, Greedo, Boss Nass join the half dressed Oola near the bottom of the list with interesting arguments before we get to a controversial entry: Mace Windu.

Mace Windu: “Controversial choice, but for bad-ass Jackson to be hoodwinked by Palpatine (who couldn’t have be more obviously evil if he stopped mid-scene to kick a passing Ewok) shows serious lapse in the cleverness stakes.”

So, this is not so much a “Stupid” character, but a reflection of how idiotic Mace’s death scene transpired.
A hysterial is Jaxxon. Who is Jaxxon? I’ll let TotalFilm speak for themselves.


The Character: A Lepi smuggler and associate of Han Solo, introduced in Star Wars 8 comic.
Why So Stupid? Look at him.  It’s another rabbit.  Star Wars seems to have a bizarre obsession with giving heroes floppy ears, fluffy tails (and, for all we know, rampant libidos).  Sadly, Jaxxon isn’t the last such creature on this list.
I remember being a kid and looking perplexed at my Marvel “Star Wars” comic at the rabbit fighting alongside Han Solo and somehow pressed on. Little did we know the Jar Jar Binks was rolling around in George Lucas’ noggin, so Jaxxon isn’t as shocking now as it was 30 years ago.
I let you browse the list via the link below, but it’s filled with several characters from the comics and books – quite a let down.

What is NOT a let down and rather controversial is the appearance of General Grievous.

TF: “Why So Stupid? Grievous is the anti-Darth Maul, an alleged bad-ass who is easy to defeat (Kenobi slices off two arms almost immediately) and who fails to heed Maul’s credo that silence is golden, given a cough that’s as irritating for us as it must be for him.”

Cough – stupid. Four lightsabers – awesome. Losing to Obi-Wan (like Darth Maul I might add) – for from stupid.

I loved the date with my kids about Walrusman, Greedo, Anakin himself and yes, Jar Jar Binks.
Have fun Fanboys.
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