The Prequel Trilogy General Discussion and Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episodes I - III' started by Doc Ock, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Primal Slayer Let the Siren scream

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    While I like the new trilogy, they just are doing their own version of the OG trilogy and putting us right in the middle of the war instead of building up to it like the prequels did.
     
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    I'm not sure he deserves the credit for some of the gaping plot holes he created in the universe.
     
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    What plot holes? The only legitimate plot hole that Lucas created is the "Leia remembering her mom" part. Any other plot hole could be explained that it's either a misquote ("I don't remember ever owning a droid") or a pack of lies ("he betrayed and murdered your father").
     
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    The Jedi using the illegally made Clone army that used the assassin they were tracking and trying to arrest as their template. Same assassin they tracked down to Geonosis working for the Separatists AND Count Dooku. Jango Fett even tells Obi-Wan Kenobi he never heard of Sifo Dyas and was recruited by "Darth Tyranus." A clone army that was commissioned for the Republic by a dead Jedi who did "not have the council's authorization."

    Also, Padme losing the will to live. She died of a broken heart.

    And midichlorians.
     
  5. A Necessary Evil One. Bad. Day.

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    Those are not plot holes lol
     
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    Man, the childish SW fans need to realize the damage their harshness can cause for others. It's more than fine to dislike a character,a movie, a director but the way some go about it can be so damaging.

     
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    Yes they are.
     
  8. TheVileOne Registered

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    Let's start by nuking Twitter and Facebook.
     
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    Man, i've been very removed from my love of Star Wars lately, and this past weekend i came across ROTS on tv and it got me all nostalgic. It reminded me of my love for a galaxy far, far away, so i'll be doing a revisit next weekend, starting with I.
     
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  11. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Doing a Star Wars marathon in anticipation of TROS. Just finished AOTC. Man, That Geonosis battle is just Star Wars heaven.
     
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  12. Drizzle There's no knowing where we're rowing

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    The Phantom Menace was released 20 years ago today. I'll never forget the hype around it.

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  13. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    I might be the only human being on Earth, but I still kind of love TPM. I have so many issues with the prequels, and don't find them to be good movies. But I will always have a soft spot for TPM. That opening, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, podracing, a new part of Tatooine, Keira Knightley randomly being in Star Wars (I didn't know this until years later obviously, but she is in it more the you think and actually speaks multiple times), Palpatine, Zod, and of course that duel. By the gods, that duel. Also, I really like the look of the film.

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  14. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Podracing was better than I remembered it :funny: And I also love the short Qui-Gon - Maul duel in Tatooine.
     
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    I just rewatched Attack of the Clones for the first time in over ten years and dear god, it’s much worse than I remember.
     
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    So much about Attack of the Clones just doesn't work for me. I think the building blocks are there, but so much just gets fumbled in terms of writing, plotting and performance wise.

    Like I want to take Anakin and Padme seriously. You have that amazing new John Williams theme, but their dialogue and interaction is just so awkward and stilted. Leia and Han were not this stilted in the prequels.

    I remember first seeing the movie in theaters and everyone just constantly laughing at the awkwardness of Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman's performances.

    Is it any wonder fans like the Clone Wars more? Yeah because Lucas didn't direct them and you don't have some of the most awkward stilted acting performances ever.

    And then the CG. Everything just looks so fake. Everything's rendered via computer and just looks so overly clean and static or pixelated.
     
  17. Daltonio Avi Arad's Sidekick

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  18. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Neeson proud to be a Jedi.
     
  19. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    As annoying as Jar Jar was, yeah Best got way too much hate. So did Jake Lloyd...and KMT...and George Lucas.

    No reason to get that much vitrol for doing a movie especially when it's not like they're insulting people over it
     
  20. Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    I just rewatched these over the weekend as part of my yearly Star Wars viewing cycle. I've always been a fan of these, and they get better with age.
     
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  21. chintai80 oh hi.

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    i rewatched them this weekend too and feel the same.

    the fx in episode 1 and 2 are quite dated now, but episode 3 still mostly looks pretty great.

    that beginning space battle of ep 3 is :up::up::up:.
    lucas sure knows how to film action scenes.

    his direction got progessively better with each episode here.

    but i probably like the story in attack of the clones the most out of the PT.
    the direction may be a bit of a mess, but i do like the framework and story lucas built around it.

    i did not get it at the time of release, but with ep 2, lucas was really leaning into that cheesy 50s sci-fi serial vibe and i see it now.

    also, it gave us a cool villain with count dooku. great casting with christopher lee in the role.
    he can do this type of role in his sleep.
     
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  22. Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    Lee doesn't get the credit that he deserves for his performance. Dooku wasn't flashy like Maul or horror-movie-creepy like Palpatine, but he was nuanced and effective.
     
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  23. chintai80 oh hi.

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    yup. exactly why dooku is a great villain. that nuance.

    to me, he's sort of a proto-darth vader.

    ruthless, manipulative, but you see glimpses of what seems to be genuine humanity.

    like he seems to show some regret in having to kill the jedi.

    also, he has a cool and unique lightsaber!
     
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    On paper Ep 2 has the makings of being one of the best movies. An attempted assassination that branches into a political conspiracy that turns into a war movie.

    But the execution is so flawed. The romance doesn’t work, it doesn’t do the stakes justice, and aside from Jango, the villains have little presence till the last third or so of the movie.
     
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    Episode 2 is not only the worst Star Wars film by quite a bit, it's also one of the worst films I've ever seen. I have literally nothing good to say about that film.
     

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