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Speaks to the maturity of the users here. :)


Well, this is the first thread where I haven't been attacked and pounced on for my opinion on the Star Wars prequels. Then again, that's probably cause Escobar hasn't replied to the thread yet.

No, no in this you are wrong. The prequels are incompetently written, directed and acted.  They are awful, terrible, horrific cinematic abortions.

They were no worse written then the originals, having extremely emotionally resonating characters with deep arcs, the direction is no worse than the originals, and the criticisms on the acting are based on fans not understanding the characters (i.e, Anakin comes of as wooden and emotionless because 1) He's a Jedi and 2) He is desperately trying to hide and restrain his natrual emotions and teenage angst/confidence which come in conflict with his identity as a Jedi. And I don't know about you but I thought Hayden did a GREAT job in the scene where he tells Padme about the Tuskens as well as the scene on Mustafar in Episode III) They were smart, masterful, cinematic masterpieces that are merely hated on because they are so different from the OT, although personally I believe Episode III is the best of the saga and Episode II is the 3rd best of the saga beguind Empire and Revenge.

Now I know you are trolling.  If you think anyone did a great job while delivering a "this sand is so rough but your skin is so soft" line Annakin did then you'd obviously be incapable of forming complete sentences.  There iis no emotional resonating in them. One of the best jokes I've seen is to ask people to describe the characters in phantom menace without using physical descriptions or function. In other words,describe what sort of people they are. The first 3 are not great either. Only Empire is really  a good film overall.  The first 3 shine though compared to how poorly the prequels were done.

You missed the point of the sand scene. The reason Anakin said that was sort of a metaphor for his own background on the sand planet of Tatoinne, an unloved slave living a meaningless live of misery, with his description of the water planet of Naboo being a metaphor for his feelings for Padme. It was cleverly written, albeit cheesy, but then again this is Star Wars ("At first I was the pupil, now I am the master" "Yes, but only a master of evil!") . Yes, Anakin's delivery is akwawrd and weird, but that's the way he was SUPPOUSED to be. An awkward teenager. Hell, I find myself more emotionally connected with him and relating with him now than I ever do, which is why every time I watch these movies I love them more. And how was Order 66 not emotionally resonating? Or Anakin choking Padme? And if you think I'm trolling, tell that to Quentin Tarantino, Roger Ebert, Richard Roeper, Kevin Smith, Joss Wheedon, Steven Spielberg, Felix Vasquez Jr., Michael A. Smith, James Rolfe and the countless other filmmakers, personalities and even university professors who love the prequels.

Anakin went from good guy to bad guy in like 5 minutes with no realistic character development.  Absolute divel.  And don't get me started on Jar Jar Binks and all the excessive superfluous effects.

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