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Why does everyone hate the prequals????

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Why does everyone hate the prequals????

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reaperkeepet
12.31.2011 , 11:42 AM | #1
Ok, how come everyone hates the prequals? Everywhere I go you someone saying the same thing. Heck, if you went to Celebration VI you'd see people outside of the convention center with signs yelling "JOIN THE DARKSIDE, HATE THE PREQUALS, HATE THE PREQUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Quite honestly I don't see whats wrong with them. I like both the prequals and the original trilogy. I don't think they are corny (ok, maybe a few very small spots), I don't think it was bad acting, and I loved the characters (except Jar Jar)!

So, to get to the point, what is wrong with the prequals?

EDIT: My oppinion has completely changed since the beginning of this thread. But there are many interesting comments here discussing the prequals.
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jarjarloves
12.31.2011 , 11:44 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by reaperkeepet View Post
Ok, how come everyone hates the prequals? Everywhere I go you someone saying the same thing. Heck, if you went to Celebration VI you'd see people outside of the convention center with signs yelling "JOIN THE DARKSIDE, HATE THE PREQUALS, HATE THE PREQUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Quite honestly I don't see whats wrong with them. I like both the prequals and the original trilogy. I don't think they are corny (ok, maybe a few very small spots), I don't think it was bad acting, and I loved the characters (except Jar Jar)!

So, to get to the point, what is wrong with the prequals?
what's the plot of The Phantom Menace?

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reaperkeepet
12.31.2011 , 11:46 AM | #3
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what's the plot of The Phantom Menace?
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......
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Xeroking
12.31.2011 , 11:52 AM | #4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

Watch all of those. They will make you hate George Lucas, for GOOOOOD reason.

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Lividcalm
12.31.2011 , 11:57 AM | #5
Because they are a travesty to what Lucas originally created. The prequeles created more loopholes and inconsistencies, it's like Lucas forgot what the originals were about. I will list a few of my own pet peeves about the prequels:

Jar-Jar Binks, enough said.

Midichlorians... ***?

Hayden Christiansen (or whatever his name is) as Anakin. Could they have picked a whinier, more annoying actor to play what is supposed to be a very likeable character until his "seduction" to the dark side?

Far to much focus on a love story that was neither romantic nor interesting. We all knew that Anakin and Padme fall in love and have kids, we didn't need the bulk of a movie to show us this.

Not nearly enough Jedi BMF scenes showing how powerful Anakin really was. Too much fluff and filler, not enough actual Jedi stories. Watch The Clone Wars animated series, these are the kinds of stories that should have been in Clone Wars the movie, not an uniteresting love story that was poorly written and acted.

The final end EMO "NOOOOOOOOO" from Vader in Revenge of the Sith is just, well, lame.

Not nearly enough Vader in the last movie, should have seen far more of him. To much wasted time on the "seduction" to the darkside which amounted to little more then a deceptive trick on Palpatines part.

I could go on with more loopholes, but I think you get the idea.
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reaperkeepet
12.31.2011 , 12:03 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Lividcalm View Post
Because they are a travesty to what Lucas originally created. The prequeles created more loopholes and inconsistencies, it's like Lucas forgot what the originals were about. I will list a few of my own pet peeves about the prequels:

Jar-Jar Binks, enough said.

Midichlorians... ***?

Hayden Christiansen (or whatever his name is) as Anakin. Could they have picked a whinier, more annoying actor to play what is supposed to be a very likeable character until his "seduction" to the dark side?

Far to much focus on a love story that was neither romantic nor interesting. We all knew that Anakin and Padme fall in love and have kids, we didn't need the bulk of a movie to show us this.

Not nearly enough Jedi BMF scenes showing how powerful Anakin really was. Too much fluff and filler, not enough actual Jedi stories. Watch The Clone Wars animated series, these are the kinds of stories that should have been in Clone Wars the movie, not an uniteresting love story that was poorly written and acted.

The final end EMO "NOOOOOOOOO" from Vader in Revenge of the Sith is just, well, lame.

Not nearly enough Vader in the last movie, should have seen far more of him. To much wasted time on the "seduction" to the darkside which amounted to little more then a deceptive trick on Palpatines part.

I could go on with more loopholes, but I think you get the idea.
Ah, I can see now. I can see what makes the world a rage. Thanks for the infoon the hate.
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SniprsGetMorHead
12.31.2011 , 12:07 PM | #7
OP, you must be young to where you think men in robes swinging around colorful laser swords automatically equals a great movie.

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TKMaster
12.31.2011 , 12:10 PM | #8
The answer to the topic is simple, "Bandwagon vocal minority nerd rage".

Only on the internet do you find ppl spewing the vitrol and unmitigated hate about the prequals to the point of wanting ppl to die IRL because of them. In reality these same ppl are at each SW celebration every year with an Anakin or Jar Jar costume on.
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Sapphireshadow
12.31.2011 , 02:16 PM | #9
I personally liked the movies. Do I think they are perfect and define all that is Star Wars? No. All in all they were at least entertaining. You have points I agree with and some that I don't.

Jar Jar Binks....100% agree but also think that he was only slightly more annoying than was in the originals.

Medichlorians...again 100% agree on this point. The idea of these things is even more annoying than Jar Jar in my opinion.

Hayden Christiansen (or whatever his name is) didn't do all that bad in my opinion. A couple of overacted and strained scenes throughout doesn't really break the movies for me.

The focus on the love story is where you totally loose me. His fall to the dark side was caused by the exact thing that you think shouldn't have been focused on so much. Would the story of him falling to the dark in a desperate attempt to hold onto his love have made as much sense if they had only focused on epic light saber battles and the like?

Not enough Jedi stories? Really? Episodes one two and three had like quadruple the amount of Jedi action then all three of the originals combined.People seem to forget that the original Star Wars wasn't JUST about Jedi. It had a wide variety of characters and stories that people from all walks of life could identify with. If anything the prequels had too much Jedi stuff. Had Lucas included more mundane characters and stories in the prequels I think it would have done even better than it did.

The final emo "NOOOOOOOO!" at the end was a tad bit over done but not totally lame. If you think about it like you have never seen the originals yet it is a very nice bit of foreshadowing. What was it emo Luke did when he was told who his father was? Thats right....the same overacted "NOOOOOO!"

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Inthecrevice
12.31.2011 , 02:23 PM | #10
Playing this game has actually made me enjoy them a whole lot more. Having them on while playing makes a real nice background.

Little kids can make a movie hard to watch especially if they have a strong role to play. We love Vader but we did not love that little kid. I loved Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom but I could not stand that little shortstop kid, didn't like him in Goonies either.

The heavy green screen use is what made me lose the most interest. It just became too much. But, I enjoyed it in 300, so go figure.