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The prequels in my eyes are a bit of missed opportunity in terms of story and effects (some effects look dated now). But nothing some cuts here and there (like town down the Jar-Jar (even though his role in Attack of the Clones is very well used)) and some touching up the effects can't fix.



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tokilamockingbrd said:
I just watched ANH a few nights ago. The Obiwan/Vader fight is really bad compared every other star wars saber battle. But, to give them some benefit of the doupt, they likely would have been rusty at that point. Neither would have likely been in a saber duel for over what 30 years or so.

I think it's a very good example of how the trilogies are totally different.

The fight is more than bad, it's terrible, and it was impossible to hide even with heavy editing. So I agree that on a technical perspective, that's by far the worst light saber duel of any starwars movie. But Alec Guiness is an excellent actor (a very long career, academy award, Golden globe for this role), served by great dialogues that build a character that is a sort of wise monk-like samurai telling ancient stories, he has a powerful presence on screen, so I care about him, I would not like him to die. So, when he meet his ancient enemy, there is some tension, you kind of worry, but this guy, and that's very consistent, he doesn't loose the fight because of his skill or a bad move, he embraces death with a very peaceful face and die without any blood. And he won by doing that. And that's just so cool, surprising and still consistant, that's deep and inspiring, that's the star wars I liked.

Darth Maul, I mean, great fight, so much better fight, but he can die, I just can't care, he doesn't have any characterization and dialogue. And the moment before he dies, and again the moment he dies, he makes a so stupid face... and that's not by accident, because the guy is not even an actor, he's a stuntman (and that's for real). You can watch it for yourself : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPfgSFLrAVE

So, including the background, the ending, the novelty, the acting, I still prefer the scene from ANH. I don't really care about seeing a long chinese kung fu-like fight with bad acting and no character development, I can't be impressed or inspired by that.



Have you ever watched the 70 minutes Phantom Menace review?



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d21lewis said:
Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
The prequels are objectively bad films. You can enjoy them as a Star Wars fanboy who enjoys the universe expanding or as a guilty movie pleasure only. Otherwise you're just lying to yourself.


Iron man 2 and 3 sucked.

and yet neither of them reach the low of acting and writing that the prequels do



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
d21lewis said:


Iron man 2 and 3 sucked.

and yet neither of them reach the low of acting and writing that the prequels do

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.



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The entire series is filled with plot holes and inconsistencies. The prequels have shoddy CGI at best. This is all because Lucas is behind these films.



Prequels plain sucked, were some of the worst movies ever.

Only the 3rd was remotely watchable.



I grew up with the prequels and i loved them as a kid. Later i watched the original unedited trilogy and i was amazed at the fact that these were from the 70s and 80s and actually take place after episode 3.

I was dissapointed with the lightsaber battles but everything else about the original trilogy was absolutely amazing. As a kid i thought both trilogies are equal in quality but now, after rewatching all movies i admit that Episode I was really embarrassing.

Episode VI gets defended way too much imo, the Luke & Vader lightsaber fight and final scene saved this movie for me because everything else in this movie was very dissapointing and just didnt live up to the greatness of Empire Strikes Back as a sequel.



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d21lewis said:
Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
The prequels are objectively bad films. You can enjoy them as a Star Wars fanboy who enjoys the universe expanding or as a guilty movie pleasure only. Otherwise you're just lying to yourself.


Iron man 2 and 3 sucked.


This is a factual statement. Ironman 2 and 3 were huge letdowns after the first.



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