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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film — Page 9

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bromeo said:

Star Wars’ lore is so vast that I can already bet there’s a name for that creature which ended up as Teebo’s helmet.

Its name was Ray.

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TPM: Jar Jar stepping on poop
AOTC: The head swap
ROTS: Anakin murdering younglings
Solo: L3’s introduction
R1: Ponda Baba cameo
ANH: Leia’s British accent
ESB: The incestuous kiss
ROTJ: “Somehow I’ve always known”
TFA: Revealing Kylo Ren’s parentage too early
TLJ: Maz cameo

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CourtlyHades296 said:

TPM: Jar Jar stepping on poop
AOTC: The head swap
ROTS: Anakin murdering younglings
Solo: L3’s introduction
R1: Ponda Baba cameo
ANH: Leia’s British accent
ESB: The incestuous kiss
ROTJ: “Somehow I’ve always known”
TFA: Revealing Kylo Ren’s parentage too early
TLJ: Maz cameo

any, not every. Which one takes the cake?

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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I always thought it was Leia putting on a tough facade because she knew she was in deep bantha poodoo with Tarkin. It’s her senator voice.

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Counting the SE’s it would be

ANH: Greedo shooting first
ESB: Luke screaming on Bespin
ROTJ: Hayden Christensen

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If we’re counting the SEs then I guess the worst moment in all of the Star Wars movies that I’ve seen is the dance number in Jabba’s palace. Not including the SEs I’d probably say the CGI Peter Cushing stuff in Rogue One. Either that or my initial choice of the droid assembly line in Clones.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

TPM: Jar Jar stepping on poop
AOTC: The head swap
ROTS: Anakin murdering younglings
Solo: L3’s introduction
R1: Ponda Baba cameo
ANH: Leia’s British accent
ESB: The incestuous kiss
ROTJ: “Somehow I’ve always known”
TFA: Revealing Kylo Ren’s parentage too early
TLJ: Maz cameo

I’m curious why you didn’t like the Ponda cameo? Just that it exists?

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Creox said:

CourtlyHades296 said:

TPM: Jar Jar stepping on poop
AOTC: The head swap
ROTS: Anakin murdering younglings
Solo: L3’s introduction
R1: Ponda Baba cameo
ANH: Leia’s British accent
ESB: The incestuous kiss
ROTJ: “Somehow I’ve always known”
TFA: Revealing Kylo Ren’s parentage too early
TLJ: Maz cameo

I’m curious why you didn’t like the Ponda cameo? Just that it exists?

Can’t speak for him but I imagine it’s because how fan-service-ey it feels. In the entire galaxy they just happen to run into the same guys.

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moviefreakedmind said:

If we’re counting the SEs then I guess the worst moment in all of the Star Wars movies that I’ve seen is the dance number in Jabba’s palace. Not including the SEs I’d probably say the CGI Peter Cushing stuff in Rogue One. Either that or my initial choice of the droid assembly line in Clones.

Worse than Jabba in Star Wars? The new song and dance number might be more cringe inducing, but Jabba in Star Wars has implications for the viewer that stretch beyond the single scene and even movie.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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Like what? I thought that scene was just disliked for its bad CGI and ruining the reveal of Jabba.

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Exactly. Implications for the viewer as in ruining suspense of the grand reveal in Jedi.

My dad, who is hardly a SW fan, recalls how the reveal of Jabba was such a big deal and everyone was talking about Jabba when ROTJ came out (he was in college in 83).

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Like what? I thought that scene was just disliked for its bad CGI and ruining the reveal of Jabba.

“Just”? You missed the worst parts - it’s redundant and slows down the film.

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Worst shot for me would have to be this:

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Yeah George, let’s put a closeup CGI cow’s ass slowly walk past the frame and block the story which we already have filmed. This adds so much realism.

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Someone thinks that’s a 2011 change? What’s the world coming to? And technically that’s a Brachiosaurus’ ass as ILM repurposed a Jurassic Park model. 😉

I have to confess it’s appearance in The Ridiculous Menace, where it blocks the frame during most of the desert fight between Qui Gon and Darth Maul is funny as heck.

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OutboundFlight said:

Worst shot for me would have to be this:

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Yeah George, let’s put a closeup CGI cow’s ass slowly walk past the frame and block the story which we already have filmed. This adds so much realism.

I always wondered if the texture from the CG Ronto is an exact copy & paste from JP’s Brachiosaurus CG model. Are there any side-by-side comparisions?

Lucas: “Just copy and paste the skin from Stevens film. I asked him. He was worried but i assured him no one will notice. Looks good to me.”

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
‘Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.’ - SilverWook

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Anakin Starkiller said:

TBF, that addition emphasizes how crowded Mos Eisley is.

And yet, Lucas talks on the TPM commentary about how Mos Eisley is a small town compared to Mos Espa. Unless he was getting it confused with Anchorhead.
There were plenty of extras walking around in the original footage. You don’t need a lumbering beast blocking a shot that was never intended to have such a thing in the first place.

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I think the head swap begs so many questions, and it is hands down the worst.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Exactly. Implications for the viewer as in ruining suspense of the grand reveal in Jedi.

It also ruins the reveal of the Falcon.
And Bobba Fett looks RIGHT INTO THE CAMERA breaking the fourth wall.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Like what? I thought that scene was just disliked for its bad CGI and ruining the reveal of Jabba.

You missed the worst parts - it’s redundant and slows down the film.

Yes.
I can’t find the clip anywhere, but I remember that being addressed on an episode of Mad About You of all things. Paul Rieser (sp?) has a bit about how it just repeated the Greedo scene.

All that being said, I still find it easier to stomach than the song n’ dance in Jabba’s palace.
I’m SO glad I found this place and the wonderful restorations of the OT. Haven’t watched any of that shit in a very long time.

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