The 50 Worst Special Effects In Movie History

9. Jar Jar Binks

Movie: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Subtly racist? Yes. A thorn in every Star Wars fan's backside? Indeed. A visual reminder that George Lucas' not-so-glorious 1999 return to the Skywalker saga isn't very good? Check. Those are all universally accepted beliefs about Jar Jar Binks, the clumsy, utterly annoying Rastafarian alien sidekick in The Phantom Menace, but one aspect of the character's ineptitude that often goes untouched is its distractingly unconvincing CGI work.

The image above presents a perfect example as to why Jar Jar Binks, um, stinks: Whenever buddies Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) chat with Jar Jar, they're never able to make direct eye contact. The reason: Lucas' effects team completely bungled Binks' ability to interact with humans in a realistic manner.

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