Screen Junkies » jar-jar binks http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:35:59 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Benedict Cumberbatch Does A Wicked Jar-Jar Binks Impression http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/benedict-cumberbatch-does-a-wicked-jar-jar-binks-impression/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/benedict-cumberbatch-does-a-wicked-jar-jar-binks-impression/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:54:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263715 Why? Because he can, that's why.

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Big ups to fanboy (and especially fangirl) fave Benedict Cumberbatch, who, despite his upright British manner and role selection, seems to be something of a giant goofball. In this interview, with little prompting, Benedict, who calls himself a bit of a poseur when it comes to fanboy culture, offers up not one, but two killer impressions.

The first, as mentioned in the title, is nobody’s favorite Star Wars character, Jar-Jar Binks. The second, slightly more understandable impression, is Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

Take a look and fall in love with Cumberbatch all over again.

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Don’t Blame George Lucas; Blame Yourself http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/dont-blame-george-lucas-blame-yourself/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/dont-blame-george-lucas-blame-yourself/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:04:25 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227181 You made Greedo shoot first...sort of...

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As our wars in the Middle East drag on and the economy continues to falter, Americans across the political spectrum are understandably outraged about the alterations being made to the Blu-Ray edition of the Star Wars films. I mean blinking Ewoks? That’s a god-damn travesty!

And as the angry mob desperately searches for a scapegoat, the natural choice is George Lucas. After all, he’s the one responsible for these idiotic changes, is he not?

But when we step back from the situation, the answer is not so simple. While Lucas may have absolute power at Skywalker Ranch, he is not acting alone. Like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao before him, Lucas would not be able to carry out his psychotic urges without the help and complicity of the masses. Just as Emperor Palpatine had Grand Moff Tarkin and an army of clones, Lucas has legions of employees ready to do his bidding and millions of fans willing to fund his evil endeavors. In the end, they are just as guilty as Lucas himself.

When Lucas got the bright idea to add the infamous “noooooooo” scream to the climax of Return of the Jedi, it’s not as if he powered up his MacBook Pro and dropped it in. He has dozens, if not hundreds of individuals carrying out these alterations. As with all dictatorships, the grunts on the ground can always fall back on the “I was only following orders” defense. But in this case, it only goes so far.

Yeah, we know. Now shut the hell up.

It’s safe to assume that these people went to work for Lucas in the first place because they are Star Wars fans, and hardcore fans at that. I can’t imagine someone who has never seen Empire Strikes Back would randomly apply to work as a special effects tech at ILM or Lucas Film. If anything, the films inspired them to pursue their careers. As such, they too must have been horrified by the idea of taking laughable audio from the prequels and placing it in the original trilogy, or making Greedo shoot first. But at the end of the day, did anyone stand up and say “this is a bad idea?” I doubt it. To paraphrase a term made famous by noted asshole Ward Churchill, these “little Tarkins” are never called into question. But ultimately, they are the ones directly responsible for shitting on the original trilogy.

Of course, as with all things in life, money talks, and bullshit walks. If someone drove an AT-AT Walker full of cash over to my house and told me to photoshop a picture of Han Solo blowing Greedo, I’d be more than happy to comply. With that in mind, I can’t really fault the people at ILM for being sellouts. Besides, where does Lucas get his unlimited supply of cash with which to pay his army of clones? That’s right; from assholes like you and me who shell out our money on Star Wars related crap. If the fans wouldn’t pay for these altered films, Lucas wouldn’t be making them. But we do, time after time after time.

So the next time you go to bitch about what an idiot George Lucas is, remember that we’re all complicit in this ongoing atrocity. Then again, as the old saying goes, if everyone is guilty, no one is, so maybe it is better if we just blame George.

Screw you, beardo! Han shot first!

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Chef Vader http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/chef-vader/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/chef-vader/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 18:50:16 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213740 Bon appetit!

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Bon appetit!

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Soooo ‘Phantom Menace’ In 3D Is Really Happening http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/soooo-phantom-menace-in-3d-is-really-happening/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/soooo-phantom-menace-in-3d-is-really-happening/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:31:20 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31404 If you don't gouge your eyes out before February 12, 2012, you might accidentally see 'The Phantom Menace' in 3D.

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February 10, 2012. That is the day you need to mark on your calendars, because if you don’t gouge your eyes out before that date, you might accidentally see Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace in 3D. Yikes. I thought we had put this all behind us, didn’t you? I haven’t thought of the squeaky voiced, poorly rendered Jar-Jar Binks in years. I had worked through all of my confusing and conflicting emotions about all three prequels until now. Now it’s all coming back to me like so many repressed memories of yore. Look, I don’t know what else to say. George Lucas is bringing the movie that no one wanted or enjoyed in 1999 back to theaters in the third dimension. I guess the pod racing stuff will look cool? You know what? Don’t talk to me about this. If you need me, I’ll be hiding under the bed like Liam Neeson‘s daughter in Taken, praying that the bad men abduct me and make me watch this movie ever again. (Deadline)

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