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Why the Prequel Trilogy was TERRIBLE, right here!

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Why the Prequel Trilogy was TERRIBLE, right here!

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Gun_Slinger
01.11.2012 , 10:35 AM | #1
There's another thread about this, but I'm not gonna bury this link in there for no one to see. If you want to know why those movies are really just absolutely terrible, from the perspective of a star wars fan, from the perspective of a film critic, and from the perspective of a person who prefers logic to da da, follow this link, and prepare to laugh histerically, and also hate george lucas forever:

http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/s...hantom-menace/
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Mechavomit
01.11.2012 , 10:46 AM | #2
The movies are bad, the time period is fun.

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Praxim
01.11.2012 , 10:49 AM | #3
** Prequel
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Seductivpancakes
01.11.2012 , 10:55 AM | #4
It boils down to a matter of opinion.

I'm a star wars fan, and I like all 6 of the films. Some more then others, but I don't hate any of them.

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jarjarloves
01.11.2012 , 11:30 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Seductivpancakes View Post
It boils down to a matter of opinion.

I'm a star wars fan, and I like all 6 of the films. Some more then others, but I don't hate any of them.
....... not really. From a technical, story and acting perspective no they are horrible.

From an entertainment perspective sure it's a matter of opinion if you like them.

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Wolfninjajedi
01.11.2012 , 11:33 AM | #6
More like the perspective of a nitpick and a nasally person, and film critics don't give facts they just give their opinion and get paid to do it. You like what you like, and hate what you hate its that simple. Honestly saying someone is stupid, or childish or dumb over a series of movies really needs to see a doctor and get their views straightened out.
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Seductivpancakes
01.11.2012 , 11:46 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by jarjarloves View Post
....... not really. From a technical, story and acting perspective no they are horrible.

From an entertainment perspective sure it's a matter of opinion if you like them.
Acting is bad I'll give you that, but I liked the story and the technical aspects of the movie, so no, its still my opinion. I also liked the art direction, and action sequences.

I don't watch star was and expect great acting. I watch Star wars because its a great sci fi film, and honestly, I don't think any of the films have particularly good acting, besides Yoda, and he's a puppet.

But hey, a lot of people don't like it, and its their opinion, and I won't knock it.

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jarjarloves
01.11.2012 , 11:52 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Seductivpancakes View Post
Acting is bad I'll give you that, but I liked the story and the technical aspects of the movie, so no, its still my opinion. I also liked the art direction, and action sequences.

I don't watch star was and expect great acting. I watch Star wars because its a great sci fi film, and honestly, I don't think any of the films have particularly good acting, besides Yoda, and he's a puppet.

But hey, a lot of people don't like it, and its their opinion, and I won't knock it.
Art direction is good. I do have a problem with CG but that's my opinion


As for the story no it's bad Phantom Meance doesn't even follow even a basic story structure and in all of the films the Characters constanlty do things that is out of character for them.


Obi Wan tells Anakin he needs to be patient and not rush into things then he is the one who Jumps out a window to hang onto an assasin droid.


There films are also plauged with plot holes and major plot points that leave the audience going "WHAT?????" Which fans respond with "Oh you have to read the book or you have to know about this"

A movie should be able to stand on it's own espeically if George Lucas wants people to watch them in the order of 1-6 not 4-6 then 1-3.

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Drahh
01.11.2012 , 11:56 AM | #9
The problem I think is the prequels felt like they were thrown together without much thought. But apparently George Lucas said he wrote the prequels before the originals. . .I personally dont buy it.

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Robidius
01.11.2012 , 11:56 AM | #10
You know, I skimmed through that thread and I couldn't help but be brought back by a lot of the constant hate of the "PT" and how "bad" it was. I saw the OT before the PT came out, of course. I believe I saw them back in 1996 for the first time when they were "remastered" THX film and sound quality on VHS. The "original" trilogy "One Last time". Then the "Special Editions" came out and I was like...cool, I guess.

What people fail to realize after barring such hate and animosity toward them and CONSTANTLY citing that link as to "Why" you'll hate the PT and GL forever is moot, really. Since if you have NEVER and I repeat NEVER seen any of the movies before and actually watch them in chronological order, they would make a lot better sense instead of this whole "ret conning" being tossed around since it can't be "ret conned" if those were the ones that were SUPPOSED to come first anyway. I don't hate any of the SW movies but there are some I like more then others and I do agree on. Hayden made Anakin seem like a big whiner and kinda killed that role a bit for me, but it's not to say he didn't try his best. I just didn't like it very much. Yes, some of the "falling in love" parts were really dragged out and so on. Jar jar was a dumb character I think too but I think he was put there to appeal to kids and from what I could tell some young kids actually liked him cause he was clumsy. The midichlorian thing added...yeah I think that felt "added" to try and emphasize how "special" Anakin was since "No jedi has had a count that high" before and so on. He likes to cite the "lack" of a main character in Phantom Menace but that's because it's trying to build up to one, in my opinion. It's setting the stage for Anakin and prior to him showing up I'd say it was mostly Qui-Gon and Obi-wan alternating as a main character and Qui Gon filling that role when they hit tatooine until Anakin is picked up and so on. However, they all carry memorable moments for me. Eps 1 had the most intense Lightsaber duel I ever got to see. Eps 2 had the really nifty Jedi battle in the colliseum and Yoda's first time ever in actual combat. Eps 3 had a very "touching" 1 on 1 fight with An/Obi and Mace Windu had a decent one with Sidious...albeit it was kinda lame how quickly he killed the other masters but it kinda cements the whole. "Sidious being the most powerful Sith Lord" type motiff he was going for and how Windu was referred to as being the most gifted, at the time, at lightsaber combat only to be blindsided by Anakin (God, I HATE that Bob Barker! *adam sandler voice*)

In conclusion, you can "hate" the PT all you want and that's fine but you're still here...still playing the game (if not you're just trolling) and probably still paid your money's worth at the box office. The re release in 3D for the PT is questionable but I might still check it out because I like theatre experiences and it's nice to get my hopes up about a floated rumor that if the re release of the SW films in 3D did well that he would make Eps 7 8 and 9.