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Discussion Who will be the slapstick comedy character in E7?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by StarWars2015, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. sethg

    sethg Manager Emeritus star 2 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm hoping the humor is more in line with what has really worked in the past: married couple banter (Han/Leia, the droids).
     
  2. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I want to see Han and Jar Jar together in one scene. And no not with Han shooting him or otherwise harming him in any way. Just a funny scene together. Don't ask me why I just think it would be glorious.
     
  3. Han Burgundy

    Han Burgundy Jedi Master star 3

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    I maintain that what Jar Jar really needed was a good comedic "straight man" to play off of. Someone who fully acknowledges how ridiculous and over the top he is. Han would fill that roll excellently.

    But Jar Jar has got to be at least 90 by now, right?
     
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  4. markdeez33

    markdeez33 Jedi Knight star 3

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    R2/C3PO
     
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  5. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    Probably, but we don't know Gungan lifespans, do we? Chewy was 200 in episode 4 and he was still pretty spry. And Yoda was over 800 when he fought Dooku and Sideous. I think Jar Jar returning would work.

    Megads! Whata mesa saying?!?
     
  6. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hopefully, no one.
     
  7. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    I have no problem with a little slapstick in my Star Wars. Enduring the reaction of fans who do have a problem with it is much worse though, so for that reason I say leave any Jar Jar / Ewok level antics out of it.
     
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  8. STARBOB

    STARBOB Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [​IMG]
    curlywalker
    Moe solo
    Larrybacca
     
  9. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Jedi Master Kii-Ton Buzder, a member of the species known as the Stonefaces.
     
  10. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    Humor, yes. Stupid, no.

    Probably the most important aspect is that the humor doesn't ruin the general tone of the movie, or serious scenes; it should add to it or relieve the viewers and characters at times. Sometimes quick shifts in tone can work -- especially in experimental fiction that wants to create a jarring feeling -- but sometimes not. Going from the death of a character to a slapstick routine produces an uncomfortable, inappropriate feeling in the viewer (me, at least).
     
  11. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  12. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    Shemp Ti?
     
  13. Brookstone

    Brookstone Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm going to be seriously angry if they don't have one of these in Ep 7
     
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  14. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    It will be Hayden Christensen's beard.
     
  15. David_Skywalker01

    David_Skywalker01 Jedi Master star 3

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    The only way Jar Jar would have been funny/endearing would have been if he were mute.
     
  16. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    That idea....

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  17. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  18. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope that there isn't any slapstick (Slapstick is the recurse to humor involving exaggerated physical activity which exceeds the boundaries of common sense. - Wikipedia) as that's really not Star Wars, but I do hope for humor like we've previously seen with R2 and 3PO and Han/Leia banter.
     
  19. Grand_Moff_Jawa

    Grand_Moff_Jawa Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I agree, but the R2-3PO banter has to be better than what we got in the PT. Not a bash here, just an observation. 3PO had some pretty lame lines in the PT.
     
  20. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a Corporal Hudson kind of humor, though.
     
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  21. plaidphoenix

    plaidphoenix Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Blimey! I didn't expect the Sith Inquisition!

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  22. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
     
  23. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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  24. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    "All sinkin and no power? GAME OVER, man! Game OVer!!"
     
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  25. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    As for the OP, I would say stay with the droids for a comedy slapstick aspect. We need some good Artoo/Threepio stuff. Last time in a big damn movie they did some back and forth was in AOTC in 2002! (they have, like, 3 scenes together in ROTS and it's all fairly heavy)

    They actually got the hang of it in The Clone Wars TV series, they did a Mace Windu / Jar-Jar pairing that worked really well. The "straight man" aspect is actually in TPM but it's really, really buried away amongst the bigger aspects. (Bit that works, "You must have Jedi reflexes if you race pods." *Qui-Gon uses Jedi reflexes at that exact moment to grab Jar-Jar's tounge* "Don't do that again.")
     
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