Movie Discussion: Jango’s head

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Hello there, ladies and gentlemen! And welcome back to Movie Discussions, the series where I discuss things in movies… mostly pretty minor things that no one really cares about, but whatever. So yeah… let’s talk “Star Wars”. Spoilers coming up for “Episode II”, but you have all seen it even though it’s shit.

Ever since “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” got released, people have been asking “What the fuck, George Lucas?”. But they’ve also been asking “Why doesn’t Jango’s head fall out of the helmet?”. To recap, there’s a huge and messy battle involving droids, Jedi, weird alien creatures, and Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison). He starts shooting at Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) who of course blocks every blaster shot. And then *WHAM!*, Jango gets his head cut off. And a while later when the battle is over, the young boy version of Boba Fett (Daniel Logan) walks over to the helmet of his bounty hunter father, picks it up, and holds it to his own head in sorrow. And this is where people wonder why the hell Jango’s head doesn’t drop out of the helmet. Firstly, it would really ruin the intended mood of the scene. And secondly, I think I might have figured out why it doesn’t just plop out.

Skip to 0:39 for decapitation.

Crazy fight, blaster shots being blocked, *WHAM!*. In the video we immediately see how the helmeted head flies off of Jango’s shoulders. Then we have the shot of the helmet crashing onto the ground. Now, if you look closely during that shot (pause if you have to, or simply slow down the speed of it) you will be able to notice two shadows, both about the same size. My theory is that one of the shadows is the helmet, and the other is the head getting flung even further. This would explain why there is no head dropping out of the helmet when Boba picks it up. *WHAM!*, helmeted head flies off, head flies out of helmet, helmet lands, head flies further… that actually kind of makes sense. Yay?

So while everyone else theorizes about who Rey’s parents are, I sit here and analyze a minor moment from the worst “Star Wars” movie… I only thought of it because I watched the Cinemawins video on this and noticed the tiny detail, okay!

So what do you think? Am I making sense or is this total bullshit? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.

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