There are very few characters in Star Wars more divisive than Jar Jar Binks. Some like to assume he was really an evil Sith Lord in disguise, but that has never been the case. The clumsy Gungan was part of The Phantom Menace and was known for being annoying. He was so hated by fans that the actor who played him, Ahmed Best, was getting death threats. That alone should be part of this controversial opinions of Star Wars fans list. We can see the hatred of Jar Jar though. However, Redditor TheChubbyKoala is a big fan. They claim they do not “just tolerate him… [they’re] actually amused by a lot of his scenes.” At least George Lucas made one fan happy with his use of Jar Jar.
Now we’re getting angry just delivering this stuff for you all. The Clone Wars series comes after an animated movie of the same name. It was a project that worked out so well that a series was started. It aired for 6 seasons and suddenly went on hiatus. Finally, Disney+ allowed the creators to have a 7th and final season. It was beloved due to its use of old and brand-new characters alike. Yet one person was not a fan. Redditor Backwater_Buccaneer believes it was a “childish thematic approach” as the prequels themselves felt like “12 films worth of screen time just to add a little extra context.”
Attack Of The Clones Is Better Than The Empire Strikes Back
Really tough call on this one, as it is really just an opinion. However, The Empire Strikes Back is historically known by many as the absolute best of the Star Wars series overall. Meanwhile, many rate Attack of the Clones as one of…if not the worst movie in the Star Wars canon. Yet Redditor SithLord13 disagrees with this, saying: “I prefer AotC over ESB. My favorite parts of Star Wars have always been the space battles, and I much prefer the dogfight over the Falcon chase. The Yoda v Dooku match was also more fun than Luke v Vader, even if it wasn’t as earth-shattering. Last but not least, I prefer the color pallet of AotC over ESB, being brighter and easier to see.” While this person can have their opinion based on taste, the rest of us will stick to reality.
One issue that the franchise has always faced is the problem of how Luke Skywalker was hidden in plain sight. It always made sense that The Empire would find him, so to assume otherwise is foolish. While this list is all about the controversial opinions of Star Wars fans, this guy has a point. Tommyk1210 wrote: “Let’s hide Vader’s childâ¦ on Vader’s home planetâ¦ with his family. Nobody will EVER find the child.” Let’s be honest, this is pretty much facts. Yes, it is slightly controversial because it destroys the original movie’s concept. It calls out the idiocy of Luke’s family as well as the Jedi Order, which is quite problematic.
For those unaware, the original stormtroopers for The Empire were actually clone soldiers that used to be on the side of the Jedi Order. In nearly every clone, a chip was added that allowed them to essentially be controlled. “Order 66” was a prompt that had the clone soldiers kill all Jedi they come across, regardless of age or rank in the order. There are some who believe the Jedi got what they deserved. To be fair, the main point made here is that the Order had far too much power. While some loved the Jedi, we forget that this was a religious cult at one point. Some still buy into that, and they are the ones that controlled everything. That affected many negatively, so one could conclude that the Jedi being taken out was useful. The Empire just took over due to the political vacuum that was created.
There is a concept that plagued Star Wars from the start. They created these massive weapons and have essentially superpowered beings, yet there are only solo battles or those with a bunch of stormtroopers. You might even have a few in space that wasn’t that big. Redditor BlueBerryMassacre calls out a problem some had with the franchise, saying: “Not enough planet wars, black hole wars, or moon wars.” It is likely that they never could have planets fight each other but they did have people from various planets fight each other. The issue with Moon and Black Hole battles is gravity. Since “the force” is pretty much gravitational manipulation, they would be focused too much on keeping themselves alive. Battles here would be nearly impossible, especially without any protective gear.
Saying “only the original trilogy is worth your time” is perhaps the most common toxic line given by Star Wars fans. While the original trilogy of movies was fantastic, the other shows and movies that followed have been pretty good. While the prequels and newer films do have their problems for sure, it would be wrong to say that you should avoid anything other than the original three films. Simply put, the originals might be great but we also have to move on and add to the universe. By stopping at the originals and never diving into anything else, we do a disservice to the Star Wars creation.
Perhaps the weirdest addition to Star Wars was the reference to Midi-Chlorians, introduced in The Phantom Menace. The Midi-Chlorians were said to be sort of like a DNA test to see how force-sensitive a person was. If they meet the requirements, both the Jedi Order and perhaps the Sith might seek out or recruit them. Many think it is an odd plot device and could perhaps only cause problems. Some Redditors disagree, such as Tomjoad2020ad, who wrote: “I am one of the people who have absolutely no problem with the concept of Midi-Chlorians.”MetalGearSlayer claims they are “a good addition to the canon.” However, we have to disagree with the latter as they were never needed. You could easily test force sensitivity and doing tests on kids might only lead to their abduction.
To be honest, some might feel this isn’t that crazy. Several YouTube videos and articles across various websites reference this, and for good reason. Therefore, when Redditor MartinSimms brought up the possibility of the Jedi being evil, it wasn’t too crazy. Martin references the Jedi Order’s cult-like practices as the main issue with the group. In all honesty, imagine if some wild cult of powerful beings suddenly were thrust into power. Oh wait, that is what The Empire did. However, the Jedi technically did it first! Are they all evil? Clearly, that’s a big fat no. However, look at all the Jedi that switched to the Darkside. Do you find that crazy or convenient?
The Empire Was A More Effective Government Than The Republic
Hot take on this one. When it comes to controversial opinions of Star Wars fans, this likely has a shining role. Several people believe that The Empire was a better and more effective government than The Republic. Redditor FriendsNeeded laid into The Republic, writing: “The Republic was corrupt, with greedy politicians and government factions. It allowed places like Tatooine and Jaku to be controlled by gangs and thugs. They also weren’t respected in their authority and only cared for a few planets. The Empire was respected for its authority. As long as your planet was not a threat and you weren’t either, then you are fine. They sent stormtroopers to most planets they controlled. The Casino scene in The Last Jedi also proved the First Oder believed in free-market ideas.” It’s hard to disagree here honestly.
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