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What do you like about the Prequels?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Rebo, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Darth Gonk the Wise

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    First off, The Clone Wars was Amazing.
    Second, I love the Lightsaber Duels, they felt alive and furious
    Third, I actually liked the Character Development of Anakin.
    Fourth, Order 66 was pretty cool
    Fifth, Plo Koon was by far the coolest jedi
     
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    Finally, somebody gets it!
     
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    The droid attack on the wookies.
     
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    The soundtrack and some of the cast. Maybe some of the locations and designs either...
     
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    Everything. They are quintessential Star Wars movies for me. Great characters? Check. Fantastic designs? Check. The best special effects imaginable? Check. The villains are fantastic, the plot is interesting even if we know how it all ends. This is how you make entertaining and deep movies. Lucas did it better
     
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    it is the same with Rogue One. I think it is even something more exciting, when you know where you're to go, but still ignore how...
     
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    Even though I am a Disney hater, I agree. Rogue One is a fine prequel.
    All of this is thanks to director. Edwards is great at suspense. Lucas created a fantastic story ark with Dark Sidious.
     
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    I absolutely love the prequels, and the best part is they came out when I was 8-16.. it really is a great story. Yeah there's cheese and corniness (let's just forget the droid factory scene) but it's high fantasy. They have a wonderful optimistic vibe, even when **** hits the fan in episode III in my opinion.

    The Phantom Menace is still very enjoyable to me for the most part. I love Qui Gon, I love Ewan's portrayal of Obi Wan and yes I even love Jar Jar. Screw the haters, I think I might join Lucas in saying he's my favourite character. So much better than the nihilistic episode 8.

    God bless George Lucas!
     
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    It's dynamic and expressive usages of colors. The speeder chase sequence is a great example of not just using primary and bold colors to display emotion/action, unlike how the Sequels portrays itself, Lucas added the much texture to overlay the Prequels, even Star Wars as a whole. I cannot say it enough and will never say enough.
     
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    NOTHING... LOL... love the prequel so much, so much, its visually fascinating, turn off the sound and watch it like an old silent space opera ala flash gordon, buck rogers, forbidden planet... the way GL said it should be... when I was a kid there was no Star Wars just Star Trek reruns, old flash gordon serials, so on that fateful day doing my homework on the living room floor watching tv/cartoons at the same time while eating lunch I saw the ANH trailer for the first time... I instinctively knew I had to see this film... 40 years later I'm still a fan, prequels, clone wars, rebels and all...
     
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    I just watched Attack of the Clones again. That is a good movie. Visually much better than tpm. Storywise too. Why the hell people blast over it so much?
    Whole PT really.
     
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    They focus on Hayden's dialogue, it makes them cringe... sand, it gets all over... I grew up in a religious house hold, very strict, so I can relate to the way Anakin spoke to Padme. I remember watching AOTC for the first time in the theater, Anakin and Padme by the fireplace, awkwardly familiar, anyway I'm big fan of OB1, so I love AOTC. OB1 investigating on Kamino... etc, anywho SOLO in a few weeks LOL
     
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    For me the prequels shine because of Palpatine. The rise to power arc is fascinating to me and I think Ian McDiarmid did a brilliant job. Sure it might have gotten a little detail heavy at points (trade disputes anyone?) but I love every second of it.
     
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    That's what I don't understand. I've always LOVED politics (even when I was like 12) and trade disputes in Star Wars. Why? Because it made it feel real. After we saw a real political system, the universe started being... well, grounded in something. No longer a fairy tail, but something close to real sci-fi. (that's why I don't mind midichlorians as well, I hate the new magical idiocy of the new trilogy).

    Creating a real government (not just eeevvil bad guys) was a masterstroke. That's why I love the Old Republic era the most. Just look at the mess we have now when we don't know how big or strong the First Order is or what even is New Republic and the Resistance. Hell, they even call The Resistance a Rebellion (Godspeed, Rebels!) in TLJ, like even they don't know who the hell is who. In the prequels, all was clear. It was a real world you can get lost in. That's brilliant.
     
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    Excellent point, I agree. I just think TPM focused a bit too much on the details of the politics behind everything. I enjoyed it a lot, but many didn't. I think it would be regarded as a better film by most if some of that detail was left to EU storytelling.
     
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    I think most people overreacted. Politics and trade disputes aren't that prevalent in these movies. I mean. we had the whole unnecessary side-quest in TLJ, and critics seemed to love it. Yet when it comes to real world-building which takes no more than a few minutes, they flip out. I don't get it.
     
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    Agreed. A masterful actor.
     
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    I wanted to add more but it was quite late.

    The dry humor mixed with the more "classical" stylized comedy ala Jar Jar. Personally, I find TPM a movie that I genuinely tend to chuckle at more than any of the Star Wars movies(Laughing with Star Wars movies isn't something I do really). It's comedic timing is truly excellent with subtle moments such as Qui-Gon's "tongue grabbing" right after he made a point about Jedi reflexes or Jar Jar's antics with the podrace(once again, tongue action is funny!) When people say the PT films are too blatant, it's really the rest of the 5 films they are referring to in my own opinion. Comedic segments, be it gags or whatever is generally spread all over those films while TPM typically keeps itself down low and a little more under the nose as if the characters have no/or lack awareness of their actions in being funny. Jar Jar is a wondrous example of this, as he is the embodiment of innocence and naivety.

    This isn't even 5% of what Lucas has imbued into his free spirited "Phantom Menace" painting and even by extension, this goes for all the prequel films as a whole.

    Lucas's Symphonic Harmonies has yet to be matched by any children's film or genre. It in itself, is in a league of their own.
     
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    Thу more I think about what I love about the prequels, the more I understand. I've already spoken about certain unique aspects of them, but there's one thing that is more important than anything - vision. What many people still don't understand is that 5 out of 6 Star Wars movies are essentially, well, indie. After the success of TNH George did everything in his power to distance from "the suits", the execs in Hollywood. All other films were made from his own money. Not studio money. That's why prequels are so different: there are auteur films, his films, films from one man's vision. That's why they're flawed, but also so consistent. That's why themes don't disappear, that's why it all rhymes. Star Wars has never been about collective process, about marketing or, worse, pushing your own agenda. That's what separates "real" Star Wars from Lucas from corporate, dead-eyed Star Wars from Kennedy and co. And while it's possible to make great movies still (I very much liked RO), most of them feel hollow. The best movies imitate that was great about Lucas's work.

    The thing is, the prequels showed us what Star Wars were in Lucas's eyes: fun innovative films with deep themes and fantastic visuals. Films for everyone from one phenomenally talented guy. A guy who wasn't good at everything (namely writing, as he used to say himself), but who knew how to create words. There aren't many like him around. When I think of such "gods" of world-building, I think about Tolkien and Roddenberry. You will never create anything with marketing. And prequels, no matter how profitable and "merchandised" they were, still are author movies with Lucas's touch. That's why I love them. He was the only one who understood Star Wars and was bold enough to show us something new, and yet consistent with everything else.
     
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    It was a short battle.
     
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