10 Things You Didn't Know About Jar Jar Binks

Star Wars' most-loathed character is a fascinating creation.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Jar Jar

There is no character more controversial, no figure more polarising in the Star Wars universe than Jar Jar Binks.

To kids, he's an hilarious dose of comic relief, but to adults, he's very much indicative of everything wrong with the Star Wars prequels, specifically an overt focus on outlandish visual effects and merchandise-friendly characters.

Even though you may well hate Jar Jar, there's little denying that he's a fascinating creature from conception through to execution.

The production history of the prequel trilogy is filled with ridiculous stories about the widely-despised Gungan, and even today, his legend remains alive thanks to fans who just can't believe George Lucas unleashed something so gratingly annoying upon them.


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