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Old 08-27-2004, 05:25 AM   #1
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Why do you like Ep1 & Ep2?

Looking through this particular section of the forum, there are plenty of threads about what is wrong with the prequels, why they suck etc.

I thought i'd take a different approach - what do you find good about the prequels?

All the faults have been extensively documented and so I want to highlight the good things, such as:

The reveal of Darth Maul,
The Duel of the Fates lightsaber battle,
Palpatine's / Sidious' scheming
Witnessessing the Clone facilties for the 1st time.
Obi vs Jango round 1 (on kamino)
Obi vs Jango round 2 (asteroid chase)
Yoda's battle
Seeing Coruscant all it's glory
Jedi battle at geonosis
Boba Fett's roots - where he comes from etc...

These are just some of the highlights I can think of off the top of my head.

If anyone wants to add or elaborate on this list then please feel free. No prequel bashing though - there are plenty of other threads for that
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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Yoda!
Jedi Council!!
The Emperors roots!!!
Clone Wars!!!!
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I love ILM!!!!!

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Old 08-29-2004, 07:22 AM   #3
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I like pod racing.
Then in the 2nd one the yoda fight.


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Old 08-29-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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Episode I: the first 5 minutes
Episode II: Battle on Geonosis
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:08 PM   #5
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The whole of Episode 1 minus the really stupid Midiclorian schlock!

The whole of Episode 2, sans most of the necissary, but cheesy, Aniken and Padme romance lines!


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Old 08-29-2004, 11:20 PM   #6
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I like everything in both films, I don't know why some people bag great things like these, but there are crazy people out there .


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Old 08-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #7
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I liked the movie as a whole. Plus the additions of Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett into the Prequel trilogy.


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Old 08-30-2004, 09:16 PM   #8
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Seeing the Jedi in their prime.
The fall of the Republic/Jedi.
Rise of the Empire/Sith.
Why Anakin died & how Vader is born.
Natalie Portman in skimpy black leather


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Old 09-01-2004, 12:57 AM   #9
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I gotta agree with a lot of the points in the thread opener. I liked Episode 1 minus all the Jar Jar scenes. Episode 2 minus all the love scenes.
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:56 AM   #10
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See, there's loads of good things in Ep1 and 2 - I completely forgot about the Pod Racer sequence - I don't quite remember this either:

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Natalie Portman in skimpy black leather
Was this in an international version I didn't see?
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:19 PM   #11
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I like everything in both films, I don't know why some people bag great things like these, but there are crazy people out there .
Agreed.

@ Codja X........... Ep 2; The dinner / fireplace scene.

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Old 09-14-2004, 06:55 AM   #12
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Yoda!
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The Emperors roots!!!
Clone Wars!!!!

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Old 09-15-2004, 02:33 AM   #13
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The thing I like about EP1 the most is the part when Darth Maul and the two Jedi were dueling. That kicks ass.

As for EP2, the battle at Genosis, and Natalie Portman. :P
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:00 AM   #14
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it's all good.

my favorite thing is definitely the duel of the fates - that's how jedi should fight!
and and seeing yoda in action, that was a treat.
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:00 AM   #15
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Qui-Gon Jinn
Opening fight between Jinn/Kenobi and the battledroids
Political manouverings by Palpatine
Maul
Seeing Coruscant
Slave 1
Arena battle/Battle of Geonosis
and Obi/Maul fight

Actually, the Obi/Maul fight is arguably the best sequence in all of Star Wars.

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Old 09-16-2004, 10:04 AM   #16
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I like it all. It's not going to change, so i'll just accept it the way it is.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:29 AM   #17
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The one thing they SHOULD but most likely won't is Yoda in Episode 1.

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Old 09-16-2004, 11:31 AM   #18
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Remembering that I am as old as most of your parents, it will come as a surprise that Attack of the Clones is my favorite film of the series - but probably no surprise that The Phantom Menace is my *least* fave.

What I like:

The Phantom Menace:
- Short Negotiations - the first battle with the droids. Gave us the new image of a Jedi, awesome lethal Push, and some great moves.
- Ewan McGregor as ObiWan - charming, reserved, irreverant, and just perfect. He is one of my favorite things about the prequels.
- Courtyard/hanger battles
- Darth Maul and Duel of the Fates

Attack of the Clones
- Relationship between Anakin and Obiwan
- Relationship between Anakin and Palpatine
- The romance
- Obiwan vs. Jango on Kamino
- Obiwan vs. Jango in Space
- The battle of Geonosis
- Yoda
- Anakin & Obiwan vs. Dooku
- Anakin in the Geonosis caves
- Anakin on Tatooine, with his mother.
- Obi, Obi, Obi!

In some ways, TPM to me is a series of cool scenes connected by stuff I skip on the DVD. Attack of the Clones I like end to end.

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Old 09-16-2004, 02:26 PM   #19
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first 10 minutes of ep1 + duel of the fates and any maul appearance.

obi vs jango on kamino.

anakins freakout (tusken soup anyone?)

"good job"

watching the clones in action.

final fanfare with the loading of the clone ships as palps and Bail look over the balcony.









and natalie portman in that tight white outfit. yowza.


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Old 09-16-2004, 03:24 PM   #20
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and natalie portman in that tight white outfit. yowza.
The most important part.
Anyways I liked Yoda
And Jango Fett in the movies.

Edit- Wow I already posted in this theard what I liked I must be losing my mind.


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Old 09-16-2004, 06:15 PM   #21
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Phantom Menace is my least favorite. Most of the movie is not relavent to the plot and I HATE Jar Jar. What was Lucas smoking that day? lol but Episode II was awsome! My favorite is how we go from young boy with a crush in the beginning to stubborn, rebelious, psycho Anakin in the end.

"I-I killed them... I killed them all. And not just the men... But the women... And the children. They're animals! And I slaughtered them like animals! I hate them!" *Imperial March* << One of my favorite scenes!

Then the Jango/Obi scenes were jaw dropping. And the war on Geonosis was just so freaking awsome lol.
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Old 09-17-2004, 10:32 AM   #22
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Phantom Menace is my least favorite. Most of the movie is not relavent to the plot...
How so? TPM sets up so many things:

- How Palpatine diposed of Valorum to rise to Chancellor
- Putting an unready Obi-Wan in charge of Anakin
- How Palpatine/Sidious was playing both sides
- To show how the Senate was corrupt
- To show just how gifted Anakin really was

And so on. Actually, I like TPM more now knowing what we know after AOTC.

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Old 09-18-2004, 08:57 AM   #23
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Well its things like the pod-racing, Qui-Gon Jin (Who we never hear about in the original trilogy, he just seems out of place. Seems like Obi would have mentioned him even once). I agree it does set up some things, but there was a large chunk of the movie that did nothing in explaining, and just got on my nerves (Which mean Jar Jar was in the scene lol).
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Old 09-18-2004, 09:05 AM   #24
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Well its things like the pod-racing
uhmmm.... it showed how special this boy was, not only was he a human (very few can actually pod race and not die) and he was a little boy! I think that qualifies as an "OMG he's special". The pod racing was there to show Anakins potential, his gift as a pilot and a force users.


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Old 09-18-2004, 10:13 AM   #25
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Qui-Gon Jin (Who we never hear about in the original trilogy, he just seems out of place. Seems like Obi would have mentioned him even once).
Why? He had been dead for 30 years and was in no way relavent to the current situation.

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Old 09-18-2004, 10:23 AM   #26
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Exactly. Qui-gon didn't become one with the force, so he couldn't help Luke become a jedi thirty years later, so there was no need for Obi-wan to even mention him to Luke.

'In the old days, we used to assign each student to a master, and the council would send them on mssions together to train.
and my master was Qui-gon Jinn.'

'But, Ben, there's only one jedi left, and he's too old to fight or even spout out a coherent sentence. Besides, we need to save the Galaxy quick. I don't have tim eot go on missions. And That Qui-Gon guy is dead, he can't help us, right?'


That's how it owuld've went would Obi-wan mention Qui-gon in the OT. So you see there was no real reason to mention him, other than the fact that he didn't exist at the time.


I hope i'm making sense.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:27 AM   #27
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Phantom Menace is my least favorite. Most of the movie is not relavent to the plot

Agreed.

It may have explained things, but the story would make just as much sense without. I would have rather seen ROTS expanded into two films.

As far as Episode II, it was at least a close second for me (behind ROTJ), and possibly the best. I liked all of it, so ill say something I dont think has been mentioned yet. I like Dooku, and how he fits in with the lineage of Jedi. (i.e. trained by Yoda, trained Qui-Gon, who trained Obi-Wan, who trained Anakin and Luke, etc.) Also, Death Star revealed. A minor detail, but I thought it was really cool when I saw it.
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Old 10-10-2004, 03:35 AM   #28
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How so? TPM sets up so many things:

- How Palpatine diposed of Valorum to rise to Chancellor
- Putting an unready Obi-Wan in charge of Anakin
- How Palpatine/Sidious was playing both sides
- To show how the Senate was corrupt
- To show just how gifted Anakin really was

And so on. Actually, I like TPM more now knowing what we know after AOTC.
I agree, EP1 had it's weak points, but it was clearly fufilling its purpose, the origins of Aniken Skywalker, oh yeah... and giving us one heck of a cool saber fight!


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Old 10-12-2004, 10:01 AM   #29
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EP2 was easily a close second behin ROTJ, but EP1 was nearly worthless, yes, it did offer some insight to obiwan and anakinm which was nice, but the rest of the movie didn't add anything to the plot. And yes shok, the death star was a nice touch.
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