The Star Wars prequels, Episodes 1-3 are widely considered to be some of themthe worst star warsfilms produced. The fans have oneseething dislike for Jar Jar Binksto find him more annoying than funny as a cartoon character. Worse, the main character in the films, Anakin Skywalker, is seen as immature, arrogant, and a bit emotionally dramatic.
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A second look at his character sheet will forgive his chaotic qualities if one finds him desperate and manipulated by outside forces. realistic,Anakin is a more complex character.of what his unsavory performance might suggest, and that's what we're here for, if only for the entertainment value of all the big jokes he throws after his destruction.
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One of the most impressive aspects of young Anakin is his knowledge of foreign languages. Live among all species in Mos Espa, learn their languages, walk with them and use their insults to joke with them.
Anakin's biggest racing opponent is Sebulba, a dug who uses illegal tactics to win races. In an exciting race inthe phantom menace,Sebulba taunts Anakin to get under his skin and influence his race. Anakin, of course, has a comeback that's both aggressive and goofy. Given the nature of Star Wars, you can't have the serious aspects without the comedy.
"Under the circumstances, I'd say the ability to pilot this thing is irrelevant."
The jokes between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin are endless. The two pull off solid banter in three films in a row, both to please fans and to evoke a few eye-rolls.
InRache der Sithduring an intense escape from General Grievous. Obi-Wan questions Anakin's ability to fly a cruiser, to which Anakin replies, "You mean I know how to land what's left of that thing." To lighten the mood even more, he introduces another "circumstance" joke, as if his humor were the solution to imminent danger.
"I couldn't find a speeder I liked with an open cockpit and the right speed characteristics"
In the flow of Obi-Wan and Anakin's banter, Inattack of the clones,The pair pursue a mercenary who is attacking Padme Amidala. Obi-Wan goes on a heroic chase while holding on to a droid while Anakin uses a speeder to catch up.
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Anakin makes this playful response when Obi-Wan chides Anakin for taking his time. The first part of his joke is slightly humorous given the situation, but the second half seems to be trying too hard to be funny and makes the whole thing seem silly.
"We got into aggressive negotiations... Negotiations with a lightsaber"
Anakin's relationship with Padme is almost one to look forward to. They sit down and have nice discussions about Padmé's Senate job and Anakin's war as a Jedi, discussing them as if they were normal jobs.
One of these talks takes place inAttack of the Clonesduring a meal where Anakin flippantly recounts his day of fighting and probably killing, simply referring to it as "aggressive negotiation". The joke closes when Padme returns it to him during a fight when Anakin asks, "You call that a diplomatic solution?" to which she replies, "I call it aggressive negotiation."
"General Grievous, you are smaller than I expected"
Anakin is also quite open with complete strangers. When he and Obi-Wan rescue Chancellor Palpatine after the Battle of CoruscantRache der Sith, Grievous confronts her and taunts Anakin, saying, "I was hoping someone of your reputation was a little older."
Of course, the brazen Anakin can't help but respond with a sarcastic insult that reveals Grievous' anger and a warning from Obi-Wan. Anakin's insult, with his upright posture and straight smile, makes the scene all the more dynamic, but also a little bit unbearable.
"If we continue this chase any longer, this creep will end up being fried."
InAttack of the ClonesIn a high-speed pursuit of an attacker, Anakin decides to take the detour. This causes Obi-Wan to question his methods, which are reasonable considering there's not much information to be gleaned from an attacker when they're dead.
His explanation itself is more questionable than his method. His insult is rather elementary school, and his terminology suggests a view no one asked for. This attempt at humor makes fans say "huh" instead of "hah".
"Are you an angel? I've heard space pilots talk about them. They live on the planet Lego.”
Sweet young Anakin is so innocent and pure. At the meeting with PadmeThe Phantom Menace, he asks her this devastatingly sweet question that really is the beginning of his crush on her.
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Padme is five years older than Anakin, so the question wasn't entirely unusual for a nine-year-old girl meeting a fourteen-year-old girl who looks particularly intriguing in her fantastic outfits. It's funny to think about thoughThis naive girl eventually becomes his partnerWilly-nilly.
"One day I will be the greatest Jedi of all time. I will even learn how to save people from death.”
InAttack of the Clones, Anakin goes through a tumultuous internal struggle. This is manifested through the push and pull of the Force and its dark side, but also throughthe loss of his motherand his impending fear of losing Padmé.
your inner turmoilEchoes as awkward conversations between Anakin and Padmein which he delivers arrogant and slightly disturbing lines like this one. That line is more sickening than anything, but fans are still laughing awkwardly at the silliness of it all.
"I don't like sand, it's thick, rough and irritating, it gets everywhere"
This beauty line is used inAttack of the Clones, as Anakin tells Padmé why he prefers Naboo to Tatooine. The depth of the line is barely reached as Anakin begins with an empty "I don't like sand" sound that feels random.
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Fans obsessively use the first part of this line as proof of the prequel trilogy's awkwardness. It's boring but tries to be deep. It's humorous but pretends to be serious. It's not what the authors intended, and yet it delivered so much more.
"I'll try to spin, that's a nice trick"
InThe Phantom Menace, Anakin ist nur ein Kind, aber auch ein erfahrener Pilot und ein Jedi-in-Training. So findet er sich natürlich in einem Kampf im Cockpit eines Schiffes wieder. Sein Gesamtziel ist unklar, ebenso wie der Zweck der Drehung, aber er macht eine Drehung, weil „das ein netter Trick ist“.
Worse still, it's not entirely clear who's on the lineHe is alone except for R2D2.. Nobody asks him to turn around, he just turns around and announces it. It's baffling how this kid survives such a big fight unscathed. It must be the spin that saves him.
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