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What do you like about the Prequels?

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

  1. Embo and His Pet Anooba

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    THE PREQUELS MOSTLY SUCK HOWEVER THE FIRST TWO ARE HILARIOUS IN THEIR STUPIDITY. JANGO VS OBI WAN VERY CINEMATIC, REVENGE OF THE SITH GOOD, PHANTOM MENACE NOT ALL GUNGANS SUCK, I THOUGHT THAT GUNGANS WOULD BE A NEW RACE OF STUPIDITY, ALL OTHER ALIENS ARE COMPETENT, BUT GUNGANS ARE A STUPID PEOPLE, HOWEVER, THEY FOUGHT IN A BATTLE SO YAY.
     
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  3. Olivia Kenobi

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    Okay, here's my list:

    - Liam Neeson! He was the perfect fit for Qui Gon Jinn!
    - Ewan McGregor! Another great actor!
    - And believe it or not, Hayden! As much as people hate him, I think he actually did a great job of playing Anakin, moody teenager and all! And to all the people who think he did a terrible job: Could any of you imagine anyone else playing Annie? That's right, NO!
    - The droid design. The style was so Star Wars!
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    The lightsaber choreography was amazing!!!
    - Specifically the duel of the heroes! And the dialogue:rolleyes:...
    - The world building of Naboo and Coruscant was amazing!

    I'm sure I could spend all day rambling on and on about how great the prequels are, but I'll stop here for now...
     
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    Joshua Jackson or Matt Lanter for Anakin.
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    i do think the prequels are funny, and they have good choreography. I also like the world building and the fun politics!
    this is all i like
     
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    I wasn't expecting an answer about Anakin... But okay. I still like Hayden's acting.
     
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    The Phantom Menace
    • The score
    • Getting introduced to Padme and Anakin
    • The performance of Liam Neeson

    Attack of the Clones
    • Across the Stars
    • Padmé just... Padmé
    • Watching Anakin awkwardly trying to romance a woman despite having absolutely zero experience doing so
    • Seeing the first glimpses of what Anakin would eventually become

    Revenge of the Sith
    • Pretty much everything?

    Something I like about the prequels as a whole that I think most dislike them for, and I have no idea whether this was intentional or not but I feel like it portrayed Jedi and Republic life in a very realistic way. It wasn't just wall to wall action all the time, a lot of times it was just mundane and ordinary. Not to say it's boring, but if you don't have any interest in Star Wars politics (I do) I can see why one would find it boring.
     
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    I feel like I contribute to this thread once every year or so, but just off the top of my head...

    The Phantom Menace-
    Bring the "ordinary world" to Star Wars. We hadn't seen much of the ordinary world in the series outside of the Lars' moisture farm, withe the series instead focusing more on dark Imperial base hallways, scrapppy Rebel bases, occupied settlements, and battlefields. In The Phantom Menace's time of relative peace, we saw a galaxy in its more natural state- from Naboo's beautiful waterfalls and architecture, to the subaquatic glowing city of Otoh Gunga, to the markets of Tatooine and the competitive culture of Podracing, to the rigid politics of the Coruscant senate and the Jedi temple. The Phantom Menace was a reminder what all these "Star Wars" were fighting for.

    Attack of the Clones-
    In stark contrast, Attack of the Clones gave us what I believe still to be the best ground battle we've seen in the series (yes, even after Rogue One). The gritty sand blowing around columns of clones and droids is still one of my favorite shots of the prequels, and the escalation of the battle was a great prelude to the carnage to follow. While I still think Episode II should've began with Geonosis and showed more of the Clone War rather than focusing on a noir investigation plot and cheesy romance, there's no denying that the battle itself was well done.

    Revenge of the Sith-
    This movie has a lot of wacky, over the top, memeable content. And some people really appreciate that.
    But for me, it's best when it slows down and takes some time to breathe. Anakin and Obi Wan's argument before their duel is almost more brutal than when they're swinging swords at each other, as is Obi Wan's lament after the fight. Anakin's haunting ruminations before rushing to save the Chancellor give us one of our last glimpses at him as a conflicted and manipulated Jedi, before giving into the dark side. And Order 66 itself does a great job of being the tragedy that it needs to- rather than showing a half dozen vignettes of Jedi heroically dying while fending off troopers, we instead see them take out without honor, shot in the back by the clones they trusted.
    And I know I've posted this on these forums before, but my conspiracy theory is that the early parts of the film are so awkward, slaphappy, cringey, and meme-worthy specifically because they're meant to contrast with the later more somber tones. They're the halcyon days of when Obi Wan and Anakin could trade silly quips, before they hated each other. Before the dark times.
     
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