Right I'll be first to admit I'm more of an OT guy than a PT one but watching Episodes I-III on blu-ray one question has started to bug me......Just what's up with all the hate with Jar Jar??!!!......is he really that bad, in my opinion no! Hearing and reading all the negative comments about him just confuses me even more, I think Jar Jar has taken the full force of 'fans' who were looking for some one or something to take their anger out on because Episode I didn't hold up to their expectations.....and truthfully no film could ever have lived up to the hype people had for Episode I. Jar Jar was in Episode I to provide the physical humor and 'side-kick' role that R2 and 3PO filled in ANH and I think he filled it perfectly....remember GL always said that SW is for children and the child in us all, kids love Jar Jar so I'd have to say he was a huge success there. Also I don't go for the 'I hate they way he talks arguement' because theres no way you can bag the way Jar Jar speaks then happily sit through any scene featuring Yoda, well not without screaming double standards anyway. I also thing Jar Jar is a great looking character for the SW universe he fits into every scene well without looking out of place or distracting the viewer from whats happening on screen. Also being a figure collector I'd have to say that the Vintage Collection Jar Jar figure is one of the better looking figures in that line. Yes I will agree that having Jar Jar plastered all over the place leading up to and during the first release of Episode I was a bit much but not so much that I'd bury a character for it. The thing that really got me thinking about the whole Jar Jar situation was the film 'The People Vs George Lucas' sitting through that really made me feel a bit embarrassed to be a SWs fan because I just couldn't see how so called fans could turn against a character without even really seeing him for what he is and the purpose he was there for. It makes me think that more people have jumped onto the Jar Jar hate wagon because thats what everyone else says....me, well I'm going to watch Episode I and enjoy every scene Jar Jar's in because no one tells me what I should and shouldn't like and I actually like Jar Jar.