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#101 Posted by gokaired (484 posts) -

I'm not the biggest fan of the franchise but i appreciate it for what it did for the genre.

However the prequels real weakness was only in the story. It didn't retain the same charm of the old movies or have as memorable characters. The fighting is better in the prequels but it was very "Ballet".

#102 Edited by DonChipotle (2693 posts) -
#103 Posted by Aetheldod (3511 posts) -

I like them too and dont see them as horribly films as most peple do. But then again I dislike some of the acting though (mainly Padme and Anakin )

#104 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2568 posts) -

As films, just outside of their themes, visuals or the plot, are garbage. The first three 70s & 80s films are ensemble casts with an ensemble style story. Everyone has a bit of an arc in the first three films, between flims and in eahc on most major characters grow.

What's the arcs of 90% of the character is Episode 1?

They don't have one or they are small. Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Padmé, Shmi Skywalker, Sio Bibble, Boss Nash, Wattoand most everyone else never grow at all, or their conflicts are so often outside them or are temporary. The only character that shows growth or overcomes major obstacles in Ep 1 is....you guessed it ...FUCKING...Jar Jar Binks. But, is the story about Jar Jar Binks?

Nope! The story is about Anakin Skywalker, which again is outside how the first three ensemble style story worked, but is possible if they has not screwed it up. (If you want to argue Luke is the focus that is hard, he grows for sure, but the three movies together do a pretty weak job of it overall.) Anakin Skywalker has no growth in Ep 1, and the obstacles or growth he encounter in 2 & 3 are weak. If Episodes 1-3 were structured like three acts of Macbeth it would work, but the structure of all three films is GARBAGE. Lucas couldn't even write a tragedy correctly despite there being a well worn road for such a story.

#105 Posted by outerabiz (648 posts) -

I can not watch any of the prequel episodes, without falling asleep or losing interest and walking away, they are horrible pieces of faux entertainment.


#107 Posted by thevisitor451 (13 posts) -

The prequels are extremely forgettable to me. They could've done so much more story wise in addition to all the CGI and everything, and the movies could've been fucking awesome. Aside from the sub-par story, the overall tone just didn't match up with the originals either.

#108 Posted by PandaBear (1303 posts) -

"It's so dense every single image has so many things going on."

#109 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

The acting and dialog in the prequels was down right awful but the story they were telling was pretty good. The execution was poor but I'm not here to tell people what and what not to like.

#110 Posted by OtakuGamer (1224 posts) -

I enjoyed watching them. Apparently, according to the internet, that is wrong and I should feel ashamed of myself. :(

#111 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3105 posts) -

My favorite one is Revenge of the Sith. I like The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones is just okay.

#112 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (999 posts) -

You know, the dialogue in the Star Wars prequels may be bad, but at least it doesn't feel like the screenplay was written by some highly-tuned focus-testing algorithm. I'll watch The Phantom Menace a hundred times before I ever watch Battleship or Transformers again.

#113 Posted by RavenousJoker (50 posts) -

I am a fan of prequels as well.

#114 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3749 posts) -

II was as bad or maybe worse than I to me because it didn't even have any real memorable moments. I think III is an alright movie though with some good moments.

#115 Posted by crithon (3081 posts) -

the prequels pretty much set us up for where we are with films today. If this guy digs them maybe it's because he's used to most films in the past 14 years.

#116 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3786 posts) -

They're not the worst movies ever but they're not good. Even on their own they're poor movies. Luca relied too much on tech and forgot to write a script. Seriously the dialogue is awful to the point that good actors like Natalie Portman fall completely flat. Listen to Han and Leia talking to each other then Anakin and Padme. The love story comes across like it was written by a high school student. Even if you ignore what it screws up in the fiction they're not good movies. The third was the best of the three though and I actually enjoyed Ewen Mcgregor as Obi Wan. And seeing Yoda fight was rad so I guess there's that.

#117 Edited by Yesiamaduck (899 posts) -

I'm not even a huge fan of the original trilogy, but I can see why it's so highly regarded with it's very well written character interactions and awesome imagery/cinematography, the prequels have NONE of that... they're just awfully written films with plots that make little to no sense and rely almost entirely on light saber porn.

The only good thing to come from the Prequels is the incredible Plinkett trilogy of reviews.

#118 Edited by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

3 is my second favorite Star Wars movie actually. It's got flaws but I think it connects the two trilogies quite well. The others aren't as good and are far inferior to all the other films but they are still enjoyable to watch.