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EVENT PREQUEL THERAPY SUPPORT GROUP

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Ohbe-One Icanbe., Sep 6, 2017.

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Are the prequels really THAT bad ?

  1. Yes, and then some.

  2. They're ok..ish.

  3. I like 'em.

  4. Hands off my lore.

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  1. SKB

    SKB Rebel Official

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    "It's like poetry, they rhyme",
    "Jar jar is the key to all of this",
    "It's going to be great",
    "I may have gone too far in places",
    "It's stylistically designed to be that way"


    These quotes still exist in public conciousness because these films were bad. Bad, but not bad enough to hate or avoid watching them ever again.
     
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  2. CTrent29

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    If one is going to ask this question about the Prequels, then one might as well ask the same question about the Original films and the Disney films. I have encountered articles that were either severely critical about the Originals and the current Disney flicks or that were written by people who simply disliked them.

    I find it hypocritical that this question is only directed toward the Prequel Trilogy.



    If the Prequels were regarded truly bad by everyone, these films would have been forgotten by now or dismissed as an embarrassing footnote. I'm not trying to shove my opinion of the films as many others have done, but I'm still wondering why so many are utilizing so much energy into expressing hatred or putting down these films. So much energy. It's almost like a case of the lady that "doth protest too much". Or some propaganda campaign that has been going on for nearly two decades. I cannot help but wonder if there was something about these films that made a lot of people feel uneasy . . . and I'm not talking about the quality of them.


    Why would you do that? That makes no sense to me.
     
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  3. Gechoman44

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    I Personally LOVE The Prequels (Except The Phantom Menace, It Has WAY TOO MUCH POLOTICS), In My Opinion, Every “Cringy” Moment Can Be Either Overlooked, Or Found Funny!
     
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    Generally, there is not one moment that 'ruined' prequels for me. I just didn't like them. I still don't, though I have come to appreciate the story behind them with a little help of The Clone Wars. I appreciate the story, the intent behind them, but the execution is still something that bothers me a lot.

    I rarely re-watch them completely, I watch the key scenes when I want to remember something better or confirm something.

    All of that being said, they are part of Star Wars and that is not going to change, so I take them as one large chunk of the story (with The Clone Wars) and I accept them for what they are.

    Sadly, there is no poll option that reflects this stance.
     
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    I love love love the prequels and defend them amongst my friends all the time. The only problem I have is that we didn’t get some more of the Clone Wars in the actual movies, instead of the cartoons after the fact. I’m saying this because of Anakin, we didn’t really get to know him as an individual like we do in Clone Wars shows. Briefly as a boy, and then him just falling in love and then skip right over to his turn (which falls flat to me because of this).
     
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    The only prequel film I can say I loved after seeing it for the first time is RotS. Loved it then and still love it, it's the 2nd best of the entire saga for me after ESB. Sometimes I think it's even better in some ways. When I saw TPM for the first time in the theater I left saying to myself "what was that?!" It just didn't feel like the SW that I remembered from my youth. When I saw AotC for the first time, I left the theater with pretty much the same feeling - disappointment. When RotS came out I went and saw it with my expectations so low that I almost didn't even care about SW anymore and......BAM......I was blown away.....I loved it. GL had won me back lol. 3 thru 6 were my canon now. I never saw TPM or AotC again for about another 4 or 5 years. I tried watching them again and still didn't really like them, although I always thought TPM had an amazing musical score. Anyway, as the years passed TPM and AotC started to slowly grow on me. I never really thought they were that great though......until recently. With the advent of the ST, and how much I hate it, I have found a new love and respect for TPM and AotC that I didn't have before. Compared to that dumpster fire called the ST, they are great additions to the saga. I now watch them without any problem and absolutely enjoy every bit of them.
     
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    RotS is tied for my favorite movie along with RotJ (if I had to pick ONE, it'd switch day-to-day). But I actually really want to rewatch the PT again soon. I haven't seen it in a few years (the last time was going through the entire saga with an old roommate of mine before TFA came out I believe). I think I'll appreciate TPM more then - maybe not ever fully adore it, but maybe really, really like it. I'm not sure I'll ever like AotC, but my childhood self LOVED that movie*, so it'll hold a special place in my heart regardless. Heck, I still enjoy everything from Geonosis until the end.

    *I blame this love on the facts that: as a pre-teen kid with absolutely NO CONCEPT of romance, the love story felt pretty romantic; Duel wielding (never been seen before then) and Yoda being an action hero were really cool to me; and the video games about the movie were actually pretty fun at points.
     
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    We could use some prequel therapy to alleviate these bad sequel blues.
     
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    You're probably right.
     
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    I like the prequels, Revenge of the Sith is my 3rd favourite star wars film and many of my favourite Star Wars moments take place in the prequels but yes their are a few clingy worthy moments.

    The one that bugs me the most is Annakin flying the Naboo fighter at the end of the Phantom Menace, The dialogue is just beyond awful and the accidentally blowing up the droid control ship...... what makes it worse is the fact its happening at the same time as the greatest Lightsaber battle in Star Wars history.
     
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