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Porcupine_I said:
Have you ever watched the 70 minutes Phantom Menace review?

All three Prequel reviews were hilarious but ruined the movies for me for about a year. Can't ever watch them, again!



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I don't even remember the sword fights. There was this one fight with Yoda that I thought to be ridiculous even back in the days, when I was like 14 or something. But anyway, I don't like Star Wars too much anyway. I mean, pretty much EVERYTHING about the movies is ridiculous, no matter if you're talking about prequels or sequels. Lightsabers itself are ridiculous, what they make space look like is ridiculous, Jedi are ridiculous and oh so many more things. Because of that, I don't know why people are talking about ridiculous things in Star Wars at all. It's like ranting about how Lord of the Rings isn't historically accurate. Either you like it or you don't, but there's no reason to attack people who do or do not like the movies.



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Regardless, haters gonna hate :) I like the prequels b****es :O



d21lewis said:
Porcupine_I said:
Have you ever watched the 70 minutes Phantom Menace review?

All three Prequel reviews were hilarious but ruined the movies for me for about a year. Can't ever watch them, again!

They didn't ruin them for me, they just explained in detail why i didn't like them in the first place.



“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:

yes writing.  There's no sand monologue or yippies in Iron Man 2 and 3.  Also quit trying to put Iron Man 2 and 3 on the same level as each other.  2 is clearly inferior.  The only people who act like 3 is a bad film at all are the ones who are pissed at the Mandarin twist because Marvel outsmarted them and hid it from the marketing team because god forbid anyone actually conceal their twist instead of revealing it a la Terminator Genesis (not spelling it their way)

waste of ben kingsley and a potential reinevention of iron man

mandarin is iron man's biggest nemesis besides iron man

it was more of dissapointment for most than this "outsmarted"

not all twists are good

tony was mega dumb in the film , and the lack of decent weapons in the suit were mystifying


did you not pay attention to the story?  He makes terrible decisions because he's being manic due to PTSD and hasn't slept for days.  Try thinking straight or picking the right suit to wear when you've been up for 70+ hours and are on the edge of sanity.  That's why he has the crappy suit on when Mandarin attacks and mentions to Pepper she's the only thing holding him together.



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d21lewis said:
Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
coolbeans said:

Acting certainly, but writing?  There's a lot of shit, whether it be stupidity or pacing, within IM 2+3 that plummets to whatever level you're considering for the prequels if we're trying to act "objective" about this.

yes writing.  There's no sand monologue or yippies in Iron Man 2 and 3.  Also quit trying to put Iron Man 2 and 3 on the same level as each other.  2 is clearly inferior.  The only people who act like 3 is a bad film at all are the ones who are pissed at the Mandarin twist because Marvel outsmarted them and hid it from the marketing team because god forbid anyone actually conceal their twist instead of revealing it a la Terminator Genesis (not spelling it their way)

https://youtu.be/YNcJPxjoxF0

Luckily this one was fine by Cinemasins fans or it would have probably been muuuuch longer.

they sin good movies.  I love their work and honest trailers but they're going to insult the film regardless of quality.



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DivinePaladin said:
All 6 movies are very much flawed, but that's the only part of your comment I have issue with. I love the Star Wars movies but objectively they're all (minus Empire) pretty average if not worse than that. But I'm not gonna say anything more because this thread is about to explode with OT fanatics tearing you to shreds for liking something different.


You're one hundred percent right. The movies are all okay, especially if you're a kid. Why so many adults revere them is beyond me.



George Lucas just got lazy/out of touch as a storyteller ... directing/writing isn't something you have a finite energy for. Lots of directors when they get later on in their career simply "lose it". Francis Ford Coppolla, Brian De Palma are other notably huge directors from the 70s who's output really got terrible as time went on, Lucas is the same story. 

George turned himself into "Mr. Mom" after his divorce which I believe devastated him. He was never the same guy after that.

He made the prequels for his 9 year old son, but really Star Wars was never about that. It was more of a space Western/opera with very dark undertones, what Lucas made with the prequels were cartoons basically.

And not even particularily great cartoons. The Clone Wars TV series does a better job of telling the story of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padme/Amidala than the movies do.

The prequels we got were not the same prequels a 35-40 year old Lucas would have made. We got movies made by a fat/lazy 55-60 year old family-man Lucas who was just going through the motions and had lost all his edge. Don't get me wrong, he's a great guy ... he just can't bring it as a storyteller anymore. 

The last Indiana Jones, which had a script that he had to personally approve was crap too. Not even Spielberg could save it. 



I noticed for the OP's post they decided to base it entirely off the lightsabre combat. The prequels were terrible because everything about them was lifeless and shallow to include the lightsabre fights. The prequels were like The Order 1886 and Ryse Son Of Rome, they may have looked pretty, but had absolutey no depth. It felt like the events in them (Anakin and Obi Wan's friendship, Anakin turning to the dark side) were GREAAAAAAAATLY rushed, showed no development, and in the end felt like the only reason they happened is because they had to due to how things were in episode IV-VI.



Star Wars isn't the only movie to suffer from this.

The Matrix, which stole a lot of Episode I's thunder in 1999 is another story of the same thing.

The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions have much more elaborate fight scenes ... Neo is fighting 100000 Agent Smiths!

But the fight scenes are stupid and silly, they lack any of the danger and tension the original Matrix had where they did a great job in making the Agents seem like superhuman killing machines and that fighting with them was an inevitable defeat/death. That creates something called TEN-SION, which leads to DRA-MA ... something you kinda need in a good movie. 

This:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT3GnJStVEw

Is better than this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLXaRtc1f4I