Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 4 years ago

    Yesterday, I thought it was Alec Guinness (1914-2000).

  2. Miss Tink

    Miss Tink said, about 4 years ago

    Which is my parent (Disney) bought you.

  3. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Doesn’t Johnny Depp work for Disney?

  4. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    With $4B of Disney money in his pocket, he can show up as anything he wants.

  5. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, about 4 years ago

    Well, yes: you can make a case that George Lucas cut his own creative throat when he came up with Jar Jar Binks. Of course, he did the same thing earlier when he did the two Ewok movies that shall not be named, the original Ewok dance ending of Empire, and put his fingerprints on the fourth Indiana Jones movie. George is like a man who, after winning the Olympic target shooting event, then goes and takes potshots at his own feet and then acts bewildered – and angry – when people question his actions.

  6. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    if Jar Jar was so bad, why did they steal him for “John Carter?” I guess the other five people who saw that one didn’t care.

  7. Ragnar Lothbrock

    Ragnar Lothbrock GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @ottod

    Tars Tarkus was no Jar Jar, even in the movie. Try the book though – a Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  8. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “I looked up who jar jar is.. What so bad about him?”


    If you had to look him up, you’ll never fully understand why he’s so divisive, but he was perceived by much of the original “Star Wars” audience as being cartoonish and lightweight, as well as possibly racially insensitive (there’s a similarity to the old “Steppin Fetchit” stereotype of gangly-limbed, mushmouthed Negroes from old movies). Lucas had worked some comic relief into the movies from the outset, but first with the Ewoks and then with Jar Jar Binks, there was a perception that Lucas was turning the franchise into “children’s movies.” Of course, that presupposes that they WEREN’T “children’s movies” from the beginning, which was reportedly how Alec Guinness (for one) thought of them.

  9. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, about 4 years ago

    Jar Jar was like Fonzi jumping the shark?

  10. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, about 4 years ago

    @Dampwaffle

    I thought the fourth Indie movie was fine…the real dud was the second, Temple of Doom.

  11. Miba

    Miba said, about 4 years ago

    I like Jar Jar…

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “The first comic relief Lucas used was R2D2 and CP3O in the first (episode IV) movie.”


    I acknowledged that there had been comic relief since the beginning. But LUC Rambler asked why Jar Jar is divisive, so I answered him to the best of my ability, trying to keep my own opinions out of it (“he is perceived…” etc.).


    But since you mention it, I don’t like Jar Jar, but there are a number of reasons I don’t like Episodes I-III. And I think the ideal audience for “Star Wars” is 12-16, and the fact that I was 12 when “Star Wars” came out in 1977 and 16 when I saw “The Empire Strikes Back” has nothing to do with it. :-)

  13. samfran60

    samfran60 said, about 4 years ago

    @Agingstoner

    I didn’t like that one at all.

  14. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    I didn’t like the Ewoks. “Cute” critters don’t spear people, or try to roast them alive like they were going to do with Han, Luke and company.
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    The battles with the Ewoks were downright silly. The stormtroopers should have bested them in a very short period of time. The stormtrooper armor somehow wouldn’t even stop projectiles, much less other weapons. The idea was apparently that the Empire’s “best troops” have “armor” that is completely useless.
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    Can you imagine a 30lb critter besting a modern soldier in armor without firearms? Not without a 100 to one numerical superiority, or the soldiers out of ammo. There’s just no comparison. Battles like Isandlwana and the Little Bighorn were not spears/arrows against rifles, they were rifles against rifles. The idea of return of the jedi’s battles was that somehow the stormtroopers were totally helpless in the face of spears and arrows.

  15. samfran60

    samfran60 said, about 4 years ago

    @fritzoid

    I liked Jar Jar Binks. Maybe because he seemed familiar. I didn’t think of old Steppin Fetchit stereotype until you mentioned it. Most of us have gotten past that now considering that was the way it was back then. Now we just enjoy the cartoonish acts of Jar Jar and leave it at that. (just my opinion)

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