|Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) Jar Jar Binks dies Source|
If you hate Jar Jar Binks, then you'll love this video. Many people object to his portrayal of black stereotypes as the bug-eyed, big-butt, Jamaican patois speaking, Black soulwalking goofball. Others just see him as an annoying attempt to pander to kids.
This video is described as the death of Jar Jar Binks. It's also supposed to be a deleted scene.
Watch it below and I'll give you a few minutes to celebrate:
What's the History of the Clip?
The clip is first seen in the re-edit of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) known as the "The Phantom Edit" and was originally circulated in Hollywood studios in 2000. It was rumored that Kevin Smith made it, but the editor turned out to be Mike J. Nichols of California. He made numerous changes including removing nearly all scenes featuring Jar Jar Binks and removing what Nichols dubs 'Jar Jar Antics.' Where it came from I don't know. But there are a few things I do know.
The visual effects are finished, so it was supposed to be in the final film. The scene follows when Qui Gon Jinn, Obi Wan Kenobi and Jar Jar Binks in the Gungan Tribubble bongo submarine are attacked by an Opee Sea Killer and a giant Colo Claw Fish before being saved by a Sando Aqua Monster. Apparently this is what happened when they surfaced.
Was Jar Jar Binks Really Supposed to Die?
You can stop rejoicing though, because this wasn't supposed to be his death scene. It was just cut that way by Nichols. In the original cut, Jar Jar bumbles his way across the tightrope and falls in the water where the others pull him out. Jar Jar wasn't supposed to die, but it's fun to imagine. You can still see a Clonetrooper punch Jar Jar though.
You can watch the whole Star Wars Phantom Edit online.
What do you think of the clip? Are you glad to see Jar Jar Binks die??
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