Humour in Star Wars
Blaming all the failings of the prequels on an attempt to be funny is miles off the mark (try bad dialogue and a lack of engaging characters). In TPM the relationship between Obiwan and Quigon is far too serious and as they drone lines like 'focus on the living force my young padawan' the film cries out for a sharp talking Han Solo character.
Han Solo is a good example of how humour is used successfully in the original trilogy, with his one liners- 'Sorry about the mess'-
his relationship with Leia -'Whose scruffy looking?'- and so on. R2 and C3PO are another example. So humour can be good in Star Wars if done well, although I'm yet to see a funny map.
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