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Old 02-24-2007, 03:12 AM   #41
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I don't really see why everyone seems to think the prequels suck. In my opinion, Episode I and II are just... not as good as the rest. But I wouldn't say they suck, and Episode III might actually be the best movie I've seen. (Although there are some flaws in it, but I think the Mustafar duel makes up for that.)
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:26 AM   #42
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What I hated about the PT:

1. Lucasís crappy writing and crappy directing. It made the brilliant cast he had look bad.

2. The overuse of CGI pissed me off. The visual effects looked so fake, so cartoonish. Very Disney like. Like an Xbox 360 game!

3. Was I the only one that found the lightsaber duels (except for the one in TPM) way too over-elaborated and corny?

4. Jar-Jar.

5. Boy Anakin.

6. Fake Queen Amidala from TPM.

7. Jar-Jar.

8. The Gungans.

9. Jar-Jar.

10. Crappy romance plot between Anakin and Padme.

11. Lots of cringe-worthy dialogue that even the greatest actors would struggle with. I canít blame Christensen and Portman for their poor performances. They tried!

12. Jar-Jar.

13. No humorous moments or wonderful characterization like the OT had.

Note that this is all just my opinion. I didnít like any of the PT movies.

The OT was weird for me. ANH was awesome. It is what started it all. But then TESB goes up a notch, with a memorable plot twist that surprised me, great humour and character development, good performances from Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, great writing and more of that legendary Darth Vader! It was so damn intriguing!

RotJ was a let down for me. To me, it showed that Lucas couldíve completed the original Star Wars saga in two movies. The acting, writing and characterization went down a notch. It was just more of what we already saw in ANH and TESB. It lacked the captivation ANH and TESB had for me.

Iíd rank them:

1. The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
2. A New Hope 9/10
3. Return of the Jedi 7/10
4. Attack of the Clones 4/10
5. Revenge of the Sith 3/10
6. The Phantom Menace 2/10


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Old 02-26-2007, 10:10 AM   #43
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2. The overuse of CGI pissed me off. The visual effects looked so fake, so cartoonish. Very Disney like. Like an Xbox 360 game!
Can you give examples of what you thought looked fake and what you thought looked real?

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Old 02-26-2007, 10:13 AM   #44
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One thing made TPM bad: JAR JAR!

Appart from that , AoTC was ok and RoTS was very nice.


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Old 02-27-2007, 12:53 AM   #45
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I enjoyed the PT the same as the OT, the PT movies had the same or better standards than the OT. I think many of you are simply being a little too critical of the PT when the OT was littered with similar things to complain about, IMO anyway.


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Old 02-27-2007, 12:33 PM   #46
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6. Fake Queen Amidala from TPM.
Heh, I didn't even find out until a couple years ago that Keira Knightley played the Queen's decoy.

I agree with everything except for number 3 and I somewhat disagree with number 2. I loved all the fights in the PT except for the one in AOTC. They had a chance to pull off something great when Anakin used two sabers (the only time we ever see that in the movies) but they completely ruined it. I agree that many of the CGI characters looked fake and cartoony, but in a movie like that, you really have to use a lot of CGI. So I wouldn't really call it "over-use", just not very well done.


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