Re: The Prequel Trilogy General Discussion and Appreciation Thread
Originally Posted by justpassinby
Lol @ the people saying the prequels are equel to the OT or "the OT had flaws too, you know" - they don't got a clue about the basics of storytelling / ever really looked at how the respective trilogies do their job in that regard.
But then again, depends what you're into
I think both trilogies suffer from the same problem, in reverse. The OT has a very strong start, but it felt like Lucas held a lot back from the conclusion. There wasn't much to it aside from having Luke go up against Darth Vader. In the case of the PT, the first two films have some excellent ideas and themes, but they feel disjointed between the two films. ROTS feels like what the prequels wanted to be on the whole.
"I defeated your uncle Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, turncloak, what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?" - Stannis Baratheon