George Lucas, Serial Nomenclature Offender

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George Lucas gets a lot of flak for bad characterization, weak plot structure, etc., in the unholy trilogy. But I don’t think enough attention is paid to how terribly he names many of his characters and races, even in the good films. For example, the Mon Calamari are a race of -squid people-. That’s exactly like naming bovine aliens Mon Beef, which I think is French for “my beef” or something. Let’s not even get into Count Duku, Jar-Jar, Darth Grievous, or Wicket W. Warwick. (Ewoks have middle names?!?)

Either way, if you have $600 million to spend on special effects, maybe take a couple of thousand and hire a name-inventing guy.

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