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What do you like about the Prequels?

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

  1. Angelman

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    I like: the lore/world-building (especially the new planets); Darth Maul & Palpatine; c. 60% of Kenobi/Ewan's acting; c. 30% of adult Anakin/Hayden's acting; c.90% of Padmé/Nathalie's acting; 100% of Boss Nass/Blessed's & Bail/Jimmy's acting; Clone Troopers; creatures generally; Jango Fett; Battle Droids & Droidekas; tension-charged political atmosphere/backdrop (not the same as execution of on-screen politics, of course); seismic charges; Dark Side machinations; some of the cameos; the Battle of Coruscant; music score & sound design; and probably more beside :)
     
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    I like the music and the aesthetic.

    One of my most desired Star Wars movies is still something set during the PT- either a Jedi side adventure with original characters set before the Clone Wars or a gritty Clone Wars battle movie. Either would look incredible with modern filmmaking.
     
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    I think what's important about this question is not what's good about the prequels trilogy but rather what personally brought some sense of feeling to you. Many people argue over what trilogy is the best an argument that has plagued the star wars community for years and years to come, and with that, I give you what I love best about the prequels trilogy. The trilogy as a whole has many problems but by going back and watching each movie it is apparent that it's not about the trilogy as a whole but rather the individuality of the three movies. I could sit here all day and nitpick the prequels but that's, not the point. I think what I love most about these movies is the atmosphere, all of the movies have this sort of spacy, melancholy look and vibe to them even in the clone wars series I find my self looking into the sunset of coruscant imagining my self drifting away into the stars, the original trilogy did this with Tatooine with the twin suns but I think the prequels do it better because of the overall feel of the planets, on Tatooine its a barren wasteland was luke lives no one is there except him, his aunt, and his uncle, while on coruscant there are trillions of people watching and looking out to the sun just as you are which makes you feel like everyone is in this together. The characters of the prequel trilogy are flawed in some areas but the atmosphere is not. Star wars or rather Disney has struggled to achieve this with the sequel trilogy. disney offers a more fast-paced, action movie type movie with small short adventures in between. Like or hate the prequel trilogy you can't deny its beautiful, colorful, simple but complex atmosphere.
     
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    The prequel soundtracks are excellent. I especially love Duel of the Fates. Ewan McGregor and Ian Mcdiarmid are simply outstanding. The hype leading up to The Phantom Menace is one of my fondest memories.
     
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    Right??? I couldn't be hyped in 1977 as that wasn't really a thing (plus I was only 7 lol). But in 1999 I was hyped. Heck, everyone was hyped!

    The more I think about the PT, and the more I watch it (I've watched it several times in the last year) I think it received a lot of undeserved hate. The music as you rightly point out is top notch. Heck, I think that was John Williams at his best, and I feel like he has mailed it in for the ST (perhaps not a popular thought but there you go). I think the world building is just fantastic. The aliens and the planets... Wow. I wish the ST would have the aliens that we saw in the PT.

    I really loved seeing the Jedi, and I love the duels. And who doesn't love some PT Obi-Wan???

    As for Palpatine, wow. Ian McDiarmid was just outstanding. Seeing him portray Senator Palpatine and then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine while also doing Darth Sidious was so good. Darn I think imma have to watch me some PT tonight. lol
     
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    Lucas is best when he works with great people and teams, allowing them to flower and influence him, and the PT sure did have a lot of fantastic people working on design and props and visuals in general, as well as the soundscapes and music.
     
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    Totally agree. If only he had someone else to fix the scripts and direct, the PT would have been off the charts amazing. Heck, I often wonder what the ST would have been like if he had done the overall story and had someone else write scripts and then someone else direct them. Oh well, we will never know.
     
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    there's something here on the cantina, that expands GL ideas for a sequel...
    ... here : https://thecantina.starwarsnewsnet....e-sequel-trilogy-be-remade.56640/#post-553452
    He said he would have brought the story to the microbiotic life, probably explaining further the whills and the midichlorians concepts.
    Could have been awesome.
     
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    Absolutely agree with this In many ways, the PT was a missed oportunity with magnificent potential, and I fear the core problem was GL's ego... It is very difficult not to have an inflated ego when you've created one of the greatest things ever made for popular culture, and of course, GL was also a fan of his own creation, of what he tried to do or replicate or whatever, so his heart was "in the way" as well. To put it simply, GL made the PT for himself, which is all right. Good for him!
     
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    Oh I have no doubt his ego must be the size of my... house. ;) But seriously the guy is probably egotistical as heck. But like you say it would hard to not have an inflated ego when you've been told for 40+ years how great your creation is.

    In the end, while I think the PT would have been better had he brought in others, I am happy he made his trilogy his way. It was his vision and his story. Good for him. I enjoy those films so no harm no foul. :)
     
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    Personally, I would have prefered a very different take on the PT, but I do appreciate that loads of people loves it - sometimes they love it for the exact reasons I dislike it, which is fine. I try hard to enjoy the PT films and often succeed; to me, it is a bit like watching the Hobbit movies (especially the first one): If one stay positive and choose strategically when to go to the bathroom or run to the fridge, the PT works all right for the most part. (But I think I shan't comment on it more here, as this is a PT appreciation thread and not a place for being negative). To sum up, the PT has lots of good bits! (vicious)
     
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    I was like that for a long while after the PT ended. But I really do appreciate them now. Darth Maul... I mean who doesn't love some Darth Maul? I love Ian McDiarmid's portrayal of Palpatine. Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan is just perfect.

    But I do understand those that dislike them. Heck for years I was one of them, until I rewatched them about 18 months ago, which was the first time in a LONG time I'd done that. I really enjoy them again, so it's all good. :)
     
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    Where to start?!
    I love the planets (Naboo, Courscant, Kamino), the starships (Naboo Statfighter), the costumes, the lightsaber duels, the music, and the characters (Jango Fett, Count Dooku).
     
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    First off, the costumes. I was just thinking about them a while ago. I'm pretty sure Padme influenced my sense of style, and it only took me 20 years to figure it out lol When TPM came out, I didn't know anything about SW. I didn't see the movie (or any SW movie) until many years later. But I do remember one of my mother's fashion magazines. Padme was on the cover in her beige outfit from the end of the movie. I was fascinated by her look, so simple yet so elegant. The fabrics were the same color but contrasted through shade and texture, and there were no intricate, "heavy" details to take away from Padme's youthful, innocent features. She truly looked like a young queen, someone who was powerful without the need to show it through opulence or any other kind of artifice, who wasn't corrupted by ridiculous ambitions. And as far as I was concerned, that was the height of elegance. And that's how I pick my "fancy" outfits to this day. I kept that magazine for a looong time, and I didn't even know why I liked the cover so much, but I can see it now. Funny, isn't it?
    And there are many other things I like about the prequels. I like the story, even though it's not exactly well executed. I like the intent behind what we saw. I also like Hayden C. as Anakin. I don't care what anyone says, he was perfect for the role and his bad acting wasn't his fault. I also like the locations, especially Naboo with its beautiful mountains. Obi-Wan and his giant lizard were great too. So was Grevious, one of the funniest characters in SW. The list goes on, I'd remember more but I haven't seen the movies in months. They're not good movies, but they do have their charm, especially as part of the larger story. I'm glad they exist, SW would be a lot... smaller without them.
     
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    Ewan McGregor, Ian McDarmid, Ray Park, costumes, music and... that's about it.

    George should have probably remembered that it takes the village to raise a child. Whatevs... It's in the past.
     
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    I like the acting of a number of the actors, some of the visuals, the Naboo planet in Attack of the Clones (very pretty landscapes and real-life locations), some of the costuming, and even some lines of dialogue.
     
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