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Lizards in Movies
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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This is the second Star Wars movie. I don't care that they re-named all the films, it's still the second one to have been released in theaters.
After the Rebels are defeated, Luke Skywalker flies to Yoda's planet Dagobah to begin his Jedi training.

Luke Skywalker lands his space ship in a pond on the jungle planet. While exploring, he passes a Green Iguana at the entrance to a cave and a a monitor lizard inside the cave.

The lizards, like the snakes we see, are just background curiosities used to make us think that Yoda lives in a weird place. They did not have that effect on me - seeing animals that come from different continents on Earth draped around on all the fake "jungle" plants of a distant planet only makes me think of how fake everything is. It would have been better for them to use invented animals, though I realize the movie was made before CGI was practical.