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Jar Jar Binks is the epitome of annoying movie sidekicks, a character presumably created from a list of things George Lucas was supposed to “leave out” when putting together a comic companion for his prequel Star Wars trilogy – a list he presumably read upside down or drunk or something. Binks is, after all, loud, stupid, distracting, rude, racially offensive, and – as a narrative element –  lacks practical usage of any kind.

Why exactly two Jedi might entertain his company for even an hour of their time (let alone for as long as they did throughout the course of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) is an act of insanity and an embarrassing blemish on the entire Jedi manifesto. But you know what? Jar Jar’s not the worst sidekick pulled into an adventure he had no real reason to be involved in. At least Jar Jar is a good, uh, “creature, »

- T.J. Barnard

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