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Commander Obi-Wan 11-11-2005 02:18 PM

Do you think it was a good idea that George Lucas created the prequels?
 
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 02:31 PM

Great idea because for the few problems, the good things that came of it are spectacular.

Snafu7 11-11-2005 04:48 PM

I'm glad he did, they were great movies(maybe with the exception of Episode II).

90SK 11-11-2005 05:41 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 07:26 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 07:39 PM

Don't forget without the prequels, no CIS or Clones, no Darth Maul, Mace Windu, etc.

shukrallah 11-11-2005 08:45 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 10:15 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 07:41 AM

Yes. But there are a few faults.

Kurgan 11-18-2005 08:34 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 11:48 AM

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 12:17 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 06:53 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 05:49 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 05:52 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 05:55 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 05:57 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 06:20 PM

^^I don't know, that lobot guy was pretty useless. ;)

Engma48 11-19-2005 07:01 PM

lobot was there to pull lando out of the mess he got himself into with the empire lol

McCusto 11-19-2005 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Commander Obi-Wan
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 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Engma48
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 07:03 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 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kensai Rone
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 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hallucination
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 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Engma48
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kensai Rone
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 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kensai Rone
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 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prime
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 10:58 AM

You never need an excuse to watch Empire! :D

El Sitherino 11-22-2005 11:10 AM

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 12:43 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 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prime
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 08:25 PM

I'm glad he did. Because with out them there would be know cool movies and atcion figures!

SirLancelot 11-24-2005 03:12 AM

I'm very glad GL made the prequels. All 3 were great movies.

The Doctor 11-24-2005 07:18 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 07:35 PM

They might remake them....not totally, but they might.

Aayla Secura 12-22-2005 02:52 PM

They had better not remake any Star Wars movies! They are original and they should stay that way.

Hallucination 12-22-2005 03:18 PM

^Rewatch TPM. That needs serious remaking, without Jar Jar Binks.

Aayla Secura 12-22-2005 03:31 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 03:36 PM

Name three.

Aayla Secura 12-22-2005 04:21 PM

Fairly Odd Parents... Whose Line... er... I can't think of another.


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