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  • The Phantom Menace

    31 51.67%
  • Attack of the Clones

    22 36.67%
  • Revenge of the Sith

    7 11.67%
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Thread: Which Star Wars Prequel do you hate the most?

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    Default Which Star Wars Prequel do you hate the most?

    Just for a bit of fun. I'm guessing most of you have seen these films given their fame and notoriety. My question to you is simple, which do you hate the most.

    My vote goes to Attack of the Clones. The other two films were banal rubbish, but Attack of the Clones actually offended me due to the blasphemous "forbidden love" drivel.

    This thread is more or less an outlet for anger towards the prequels. Therapy if you will. At least the music was good.
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    Phantom Manace because I hate movies about kid heroes and all this mess with racing was annoying, except for the various scenes showing freaky creatures take participated in this race. But even them are rubbish compared to oldschool SW creatures like those blue elephants or crazy bat in Jabba's manor. Other two were quite fun to watch, I always laugh when think of scene with duel between Kenobi and Anakin when they suddenly stop fighting like they would arrange it before starting fight and together wave their swords behind their backs and then simultaneously get back to fighting.

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    Attack of the Clones, because nothing happens.

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    I live in a galaxy far far away, where none of these three were ever made.

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    All of them
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    Yeah, we really need an 'all of them' option in the poll.

    While I could list multiple reasons why I disliked the prequel trilogy (and I could list a few things about it that I actually did like), my main beef is with Lucas' portrayal of Anakin: He was NEVER likeable. Ok, maybe when he was a little kid he was alright, but as a teenager/adult in episodes II and III he was just an unbelievably annoying d-bag, well before he fell to the Dark Side. This prevented the audience from truly feeling sorry for him in the end (when he was all crispy), thereby making it seem less like the tragedy it was supposed to be, and more of a "he-got-what-he-had-coming" moment. I mean, most people in the audience cheered when Obi-Wan cut off his legs, for obvious reasons. No one felt sorry for him in the slightest. They just wanted to see him get his *** kicked.

    However, that's not the mythology about Anakin we've been led to believe per the original films… Anakin was supposed to be this great, selfless hero… loved and adored… the quintessential Jedi, which is what made his "death" (i.e. transformation into Vader) so terribly tragic. This is the kind of thing that makes for good storytelling.

    But Lucas apparently forgot about all that, and instead gave us the Anakin whose deepest moment was essentially the following:

    Ani: "What have I done?!"
    Palps: "Join me, and you'll have ULTIMATE POWER! Haha haha hahahahaha!"
    Ani: "Oh ok, sure. Whatever."

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    Phantom Menace. Cause at least with attack of the clones, I was expecting it to be bad. Revenge of the Sith was actually a pleasant surprise.

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    Props for the timing of this thread, by the way, it's very appropriate.

    The second one, mostly because the first had Qui-Gon dying and the third one had a resolution, albeit a bad one (and, as someone else said, Obi-Wan cutting Anakin to pieces, which was really satisfying). The second one had nothing. No substance, no structure... the only good thing to be said about it is that Yoda goes absolutely crazy on what's-his-face, and he has a much better fight scene in the third anyway, so even that one's obsolete and worthless. Anakin kills all those sand people and I don't feel pity for him, I kind of go "what the heck" and move on with life.

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    Is this inspired by RedLetterMedia's reviews?

    If one is not familiar; watch and laugh... hard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

    It's long, but so worth it. He also reviewed the other two.

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    The Phantom Menace was just so terrible in every way imaginable (aside from the super sweet special effects that were exceptional for the 90s) that I can't even be upset about the other two.

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    all of the jar-jar segments stink.

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    I vote Attack of the Clones. In many ways Lucas was trying to go dark with it, but failed horribly. Not to mention the fact that it has the worst colour timing in history. The CGI was laughable even at those times.

    Really, I have no problem with the prequels, I just can't stand the fact that the crap that made the prequels bad is seeping into the original good movies, via Georges revisions. That is why I won't buy the upcoming blu ray release. He needs to release the original theatrical versions in HD, or I won't give him another dollar. I'm tired of seeing CGI Jawas, rontos, jabba, and crap in my favorite movies. Don't even get me started on what he did to Return of the Jedi with the Song and dance number.

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    Phantom Menace for me as well, although all three seem miles behind the original Star Wars films. I can hardly remember much of the prequels at all & people talking about them on this thread have reminded me...
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    I can't say Phantom Menace because I like Liam Neeson too much, so it's down to the other two. I want to say AotC because, like everyone has pointed out, nothing happens. No substance. But from my point of view, since it's the middle movie of a trilogy not much is supposed to happen (and yes, I know a lot happens in the middle movie of the original trilogy, tESB, but we all know movies just aren't like they used to be). So I went with RotS. Atrocious acting, terrible dialogue, and an utterly weak resolution. The latter is what ruined the movie most for me.

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    The people who voted Return of the Sith (or all three... heck, anyone for that matter) should be very entertained by this: http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

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