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The seven deadly sins of Star WarsDec 01 2011

Adam Koford drew an illustration of the seven deadly sins at Jabba's palace on Tatooine:

Star Wars Deadly Sins

That got me thinking...what were George Lucas' seven sins related to the Star Wars movies? Here's my crack at an answer:

1. Greedo shoots first. The obvious #1. In the original theatrical release, Han shot Greedo without any return fire. In subsequent releases, the sequence was sanitized by Lucas for younger viewers: Greedo shoots at Han first and Han kills him in retaliation.

2. Jar Jar Binks. Or perhaps this should be #1?

3. Digital Jabba talking to Han outside the Falcon in Episode IV (and many of the other digital alterations Lucas made starting in 1997). Fake fake fake.

4. Young Anakin. Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen were both horrible.

5. Ewoks. Not as bad as Jar Jar, but...man. You know, for kids.

6. Natalie Portman. She can be a really good actress but needs strong direction. Guess who sucks at directing actors? Lucas!

7. Midiclorians. No one needed a scientific explanation of The Force. Just do a bunch of hand-waving about "the Force is strong with this one" and leave it at that.

Did I miss anything big? (I mean, aside from Episodes I-III?)

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