Monster of the Day #1247 Updated on November 24, 2015 By Ken Begg 26 Comments The #1 reason to hate Neverending Story (aside from Lionel Hutz’ lawsuit against it): It gave us Jar Jar Binks. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 Well check out the Darthjarjar site sometime, if Lucas intended this my hats off to him- never saw it coming. Gamera977 And by the way they ought to be sued for false advertising. I mean ‘neverending’- after an hour or so it’s over. Now some movies like say ‘Nightmare City’ just seem to go on and on until you fall out of the chair bleeding from the eyes screaming ‘PLEASE GOD LET IT END’ Though I’m not sure the ‘plot’ of that movie could accurately called a ‘story’ though. The Rev. I don’t know if he did or not, but I’ve seen some pretty convincing cases made for it. I kind of sort of remember this critter, at least, unlike yesterday’s. I can’t believe I forgot that neat-o bat. Beckoning Chasm Honestly, Lucas doesn’t strike me as clever enough to come up with that idea. The Rev. To this day, Sandy proudly shows off the note he got after showing NC at T-Fest; Lawyer/Professor Chris wrote “This movie sucks! You suck!” and passed it around; nearly all the attendees signed it. I was too busy laughing at their pain to do so. Of course, I bet they’d prefer watching that again to Daniel the Wizard. I know I would. Hell, I have. Cullen Waters Now there was some escargot with some real go. … … Because in the movie, it goes really fast. … Instead of slow. CaptNemo I think you got some spinach in your teeth there. Rock Baker Oddly enough, from my one viewing way back in grade school, the one thing I really remember from the film was the term “racing snail.” Even as a little kid, I found the film far too psychedelic. Honestly, I’d probably get a lot more out of it as an adult. Eric Hinkle I’ll probably be sorry I brought this up, but, did anyone else see the commercial they ran to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peanuts Christmas Special? I mention it because apparently they’ll have every important and trendy celebrity show up to to about how very very meaningful they find it. Including President Obama, who spoke in the classic gibberish adults use in the Peanuts cartoons. I hope they remember to show the actual cartoon in the middle of all that. Gamera977 Wow, hadn’t heard, guess that’s what I get from not watching network TV anymore. I’m a little surprised they still air it, doesn’t Linus recount the Nativity story or did they cut that out and rename it the ‘Holiday’ Special? Flangepart I caught it in passing, so it’s there. Missed the end. RE: Our critter- “I remember Jar Jar…we sent him off with a space freighter…don’t tell ’em where we are, please.” Eric Hinkle Oh, and in other news, apparently the next Marvel movie will be “Civil War”. Yes, a movie based on that unspeakably awful plotline from several years ago where Captain American turns on the Evil and Corrupt American Government because they want to send metahumans to concentration camps, Iron Man/Tony Stark turns into Nazitron, and everyone’s established character gets tossed into the shredder to make hamfisted political points. I’m sure faithful Jabootuites are looking forward to it with anticipation. Cullen Waters I saw the trailer, and it actually looks infinitely better than the comic version (which, frankly, wasn’t that hard to do.) From what little is shown, it looks like both sides have more nuance in the film. Though there’s a scene at the end with Cap and Winter Soldier/Bucky pounding on Iron Man where I was going “Hey, you can’t make Captain America a bad guy Rule of thumb so far, for me, is that the movie guys currently “get” the characters better than the comic guys have of late. With the possible exception of Iron Man 2 or 3 (I go back and forth on the matter) I haven’t watched a Marvel movie I haven’t liked. I’m hoping the trend continues. That said, if they have Spidey unmask in this, I’m going to be super ticked. Eric Hinkle With Black Panther: Just so long as they avoid that one awful version that married Storm, it’ll be good. The Rev. I guess this is the best place to put it: I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Eric Hinkle And the same to you and yours. Cullen Waters Well it’s either this picture or the Happy Birthday To Me one, depending on how you feel about family get-togethers… Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone else here at Jabootu. Gamera977 The same to all my friends here. And watch a turkey movie to celebrate! Galaxy Jane Happy Thanksgiving to Ken and all my fellow Ken Minions! I am thankful for every one of you. Beckoning Chasm Happy Thanksgiving to all! The Rev. Ken Minions…a little wordy. Okay, from now on, we’re all Kenions! Man, I have totally punched the shark this time! Cullen Waters I always preferred Jabootu-ites myself… Gamera977 I kinda like Beggites, maybe because it sounds sorta like the Deadites from ‘Evil Dead’. Rock Baker I went with THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL… Of course, it was partly work related, as I’m using it for this year’s Christmas movie review and I had to refresh my memories. The Rev. I caught the MST3K episode for Danger!! Death Ray on their Turkey Day marathon, as I’d not seen that one before. That was about all I had time for. Eric Hinkle Just let me say, I am so very happy that I know about this site and the people who post on it. Given some of the lunacy I read earlier, it’s a joy to go to one place where I know that the comments won’t leave me wanting to start knocking my head against the nearest wall.