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Commander Obi-Wan
11-11-2005, 03:18 PM
Do you like the prequels? Was it a good idea? Please discuss your opinions.
Sorry, if there is a thread already about this.

El Sitherino
11-11-2005, 03:31 PM
Great idea because for the few problems, the good things that came of it are spectacular.

Snafu7
11-11-2005, 05:48 PM
I'm glad he did, they were great movies(maybe with the exception of Episode II).

90SK
11-11-2005, 06:41 PM
It was a good idea, though there were apparent flaws (Jar-Jar, too much greenscreen, wooden dialogue, etc.). Thise things are in the minority, though; They’re all fantastic movies.

Jeff
11-11-2005, 08:26 PM
I loved the prequals and I'm definitely glad George made them. It showed us what Star Wars was like before the Empire and the Rebellion. Plus they were just really good movies XD

Commander Obi-Wan
11-11-2005, 08:39 PM
Don't forget without the prequels, no CIS or Clones, no Darth Maul, Mace Windu, etc.

shukrallah
11-11-2005, 09:45 PM
I just wish they didn't make the older ones look so bad. Other than that, I liked all the movies...

Astrotoy7
11-11-2005, 11:15 PM
well, when they started naming them Episode IV-VI in 1979-80 onwards, it was pretty much a dead cert that the prequels were going to get made eventually...

I just wish I could get rid of Jar Jar.... maybe the super duper edition will have a "get rid of Jar Jar" feature... :p

If anyone has ever seen "The Phantom Edit" it is less kiddie and less Jar Jar - making it a bit more palatable :)

mtfbwya

Pho3nix
11-18-2005, 08:41 AM
Yes. But there are a few faults.

Kurgan
11-18-2005, 09:34 AM
Good and bad. We got the rather boring Episode I, more oversaturation of Star Wars hype, questionable special edition changes (that were claimed to be "necessary" but ended up not being so much so), and delays in the release of the DVD's, and lots of crappy merchandise.

On the other hand, we got the rather cool ROTS, the pretty good despite it's flaws AOTC, some good merchandise, some good games, and again attention turned to Star Wars (which can be both good and bad).

Now as for the Special Editions, don't anyone get me wrong, I didn't mind some of the changes, and liked others (some I hated though or felt were unnecessary). I was glad the classic trilogy was restored and returned to theaters, even if it was modified. I do like the high quality DVD's released of the OT, despite the color and sound gaffes (and some dislike the "digital" look to them... as they wiped out even the normal "film grain" to make them look more like the all digital AOTC and ROTS on DVD).

Yes, you could say that Lucas "had" to deliver on his promise of creating the prequels since the 1980's when he was always talking about making more. Still, remember back then he was talking about three trilogies (we'll never get the third one now, he says), not two. I could have lived without the prequels, but some good came from them, along with some not so good. ;)

Yeah I've seen the Phantom Edit. The MagnoliaFans new edits of Episodes I & II are even better. I know it's hard to get a real "alien sounding" voice for the alien languages, but still, his creative subtitles are pretty cool and re-done opening crawls along with his edits. I hope he does one for ROTS as well, and lowers the pitch on the droid voices (except Grevious.. little need there!). ;)

Prime
11-18-2005, 12:48 PM
It expanded our knowledge of the Star Wars universe and was a fun ride. I'm very glad he made them, and even more pleased he finished strong with ROTS.

Doomie
11-18-2005, 01:17 PM
I look at it this way: More Star Wars with flaws is better than no more Star Wars at all.

So I voted Good.

Great Scott!
11-18-2005, 07:53 PM
Definently good. I'm at a never-ending debate about which movie is my favorite, and all episodes, including the prequels, are completely tied. Although I don't think there should be any more (theatrical) Star Wars movies, I think that two trilogies was a perfect amount- not too little and not too many.

Hallucination
11-19-2005, 06:49 PM
I voted 50/50, because the first one was horrible, the second one was o.k., and the third one was good.

Engma48
11-19-2005, 06:52 PM
i just have one question? why does everyone hate jar jar... i know he can be annoying, but you cant get rid of him because he played a major part in the star wars storyline.

Hallucination
11-19-2005, 06:55 PM
I hate him because his voice and lines are annoying, and the fact that (I'm not going to explain this next part) he could be replaced with 3 things: a tree, a small group of gungan soldiers, and a few lines from Natalie Portman

Engma48
11-19-2005, 06:57 PM
lol, i was just wondering, i just think that everyone in star wars has his purpose for being there thats all

Hallucination
11-19-2005, 07:20 PM
^^I don't know, that lobot guy was pretty useless. ;)

Engma48
11-19-2005, 08:01 PM
lobot was there to pull lando out of the mess he got himself into with the empire lol

McCusto
11-19-2005, 08:22 PM
Don't forget without the prequels, no CIS or Clones, no Darth Maul, Mace Windu, etc.

Don't forget no....PADME!

Hallucination
11-19-2005, 11:40 PM
lobot was there to pull lando out of the mess he got himself into with the empire lol
I don't remember him doing that. I just remember him wearing that funny headset. :)

Kensai
11-21-2005, 08:03 AM
The preqeuls only became significant for the creation of Plo Koon, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu, apart from that, no they were not needed.

TK-8252
11-21-2005, 08:49 AM
The preqeuls only became significant for the creation of Plo Koon, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu, apart from that, no they were not needed.

...What?

Prime
11-21-2005, 12:19 PM
I don't remember him doing that. I just remember him wearing that funny headset. :)You may need to watch it again then. ;)

MachineCult
11-21-2005, 01:41 PM
lol, i was just wondering, i just think that everyone in star wars has his purpose for being there thats all

The Phantom menace, with some minor alterations, would be no different without Jar-Jar.

The preqeuls only became significant for the creation of Plo Koon, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu, apart from that, no they were not needed.

You had better be joking. Plo Koon and Kit Fisto had no lines, accept for "Arrggh", and Mace Windu had no ties to the Original Trilogy. You have no idea what you are talking about.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-21-2005, 02:28 PM
The preqeuls only became significant for the creation of Plo Koon, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu, apart from that, no they were not needed.

Plo Koon and Kit Fisto barely had anything to do with the prequels.

Without the prequels there would be no:
-Clones
-CIS
-Jedi Temple/Council
-Darth Maul

Much more than that. Too may to list.

Hallucination
11-21-2005, 09:34 PM
You may need to watch it again then. ;)
I guess I will have to. Its a good excuse to use my bro's new popcorn maker to... :)

Prime
11-22-2005, 11:58 AM
You never need an excuse to watch Empire! :D

El Sitherino
11-22-2005, 12:10 PM
I can't believe people don't recognize the supreme badassitude that is Qui-Gon ****ing Jinn.

Granted Liam Neeson made the character what he is, but that's beside the point.

master_skywalke
11-22-2005, 01:43 PM
I HATE THEM, ESPECIALLY EPISODE I, THEY ****!!!!

Still I like it that GL made the PT ;), and besides, RotS is my favorite SW (besides ESB) movie.

Hallucination
11-22-2005, 09:17 PM
You never need an excuse to watch Empire! :D
+10 cool points for truth, but it sounds like you don't know my parents ;). I need a little excuse for ESB, but a real good excuse to use my bro's popcorn maker...mmmm popcorn.....

{masteraj}
11-22-2005, 09:25 PM
I'm glad he did. Because with out them there would be know cool movies and atcion figures!

SirLancelot
11-24-2005, 04:12 AM
I'm very glad GL made the prequels. All 3 were great movies.

The Doctor
11-24-2005, 08:18 PM
The prequals were great in theory, but I think that a better job could have been done on all of them, especially AotC.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-24-2005, 08:35 PM
They might remake them....not totally, but they might.

Aayla Secura
12-22-2005, 03:52 PM
They had better not remake any Star Wars movies! They are original and they should stay that way.

Hallucination
12-22-2005, 04:18 PM
^Rewatch TPM. That needs serious remaking, without Jar Jar Binks.

Aayla Secura
12-22-2005, 04:31 PM
I liked the Phantom Menace... Jar Jar Binks was a little weird, though. There have been a lot of parodies of him.

MachineCult
12-22-2005, 04:36 PM
Name three.

Aayla Secura
12-22-2005, 05:21 PM
Fairly Odd Parents... Whose Line... er... I can't think of another.

Shocker Toys
12-23-2005, 11:51 AM
I don't know why he didn't make em in the fiirst place! Was there a reason?

Jan Gaarni
12-23-2005, 11:54 AM
Have you seen the movies? :D

There's the reason. :p

Aayla Secura
12-23-2005, 12:17 PM
I don't know why he didn't make em in the fiirst place! Was there a reason?


He just wanted to make a quick movie. He had no idea that it would become so popular. He started out with 4, 5, 6 because in 1977 they didn't have very good graphics. You know... No computers. So he made 4 without computers. He used little models and drawings. And people in outfits... After Star Wars became such a big hit, he decided to continue and make 5, & 6. When he finally got the tech he needed, he created Phantom Menace in 1999. Following that, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

SarahSkywalker
03-14-2006, 07:32 AM
I think it was a good idea because it helped bring a new generation of SW fans into the fold and it was just so good to see SW in the cinemas again. It was also worth it to find out how Anakin became DV and all the background information towards that.