Jar Jar Binks. Over 16 years after he made his big screen debut in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, he still remains the most hated character in the long-running franchise. At this point, with just two months left to go before it's in theaters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has offered no indication that it will include a character that is as reviled as the Gungan once banished from his underwater city only to wind up indebted to a Jedi Master. But what if Star Wars: The Force Awakens was being directed by George Lucas? Would Jar Jar Binks have returned? Perhaps. And a new fan edit of the third and final Star Wars 7 trailer shows us exactly what that would have looked like.
MurdockMotion does a great job of making Star Wars: The Force Awakens look like it falls more in line with the prequel trilogy than the original saga. And while that certainly takes some talent, it is not a good thing. Watching the trailer for Star Wars: The Binks Awakens calls forth everything fans hated about The Phantom Menace. And it will definitely have you staring at those tickets you so painfully acquired this past Monday night, wondering if all the effort was worth it. Seriously, what if Star Wars: The Force Awakens sucks?
In this new cut of the trailer, which was originally greeted with a lot of enthusiasm, we get to see some of the slapstick humor George Lucas thought was important in resurrecting the sci-fi series way back in 1999. It turns the whole enterprise into a rather dumb and goofy cartoon. Jar Jar makes in appearance in nearly every frame of footage released for the new sequel. And he suddenly becomes the main focal point of this story, which is supposed to be about two young outcasts who come together to save the galaxy. Surely they don't need this walking amphibious monstrosity's help!
One of the more disturbing scenes found in the Binks Awakens trailer has Jar Jar sticking his eyes and tongue out of Darth Vader's melted helmet, only to taunt new Villain Kylo Ren. In this version of the story, it appears as though Jar Jar is the mastermind behind the Starkiller base, which is capable of destroying entire galaxies. Other disturbing aspects of the trailer find George Lucas replacing Han Solo as he tells Rey and Finn the true story of what happened to the Jedi all those years ago. And the trailer brings back some of Jar Jar's old Buster Keaton moves, as he hangs off an X-Wing during the intense TIE-Fighter battle sequence. If you already hate Jar Jar Binks, this latest look at the new movie will have you loathing his sheer presence. And it almost feels like he is the sole reason the prequel movies were so, so bad!
Whether you like it or not, the Star Wars prequel trilogy is still considered canon, which this trailer takes a strong jab at. We're willing to bet some of you will hate this fan-made edit simply for what a good job it does of reminding us just how bad a Star Wars movie can be. Perhaps, if you are still super energized about seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters this December, you should avoid this altogether. While it's meant as a joke. It stings deep, and it is painful. Just know, you've been warned. Here it is in all it's glory, The Binks Awakens! We've also included an earlier trailer, which isn't quite as effective.