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Old 11-11-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-11-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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Great idea because for the few problems, the good things that came of it are spectacular.


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Old 11-11-2005, 05:48 PM   #3
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I'm glad he did, they were great movies(maybe with the exception of Episode II).
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:41 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 11-11-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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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


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Old 11-11-2005, 08:39 PM   #6
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Don't forget without the prequels, no CIS or Clones, no Darth Maul, Mace Windu, etc.


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Old 11-11-2005, 09:45 PM   #7
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I just wish they didn't make the older ones look so bad. Other than that, I liked all the movies...
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:15 PM   #8
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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...

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

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:41 AM   #9
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Yes. But there are a few faults.

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:34 AM   #10
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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!).


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Old 11-18-2005, 12:48 PM   #11
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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.

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Old 11-18-2005, 01:17 PM   #12
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I look at it this way: More Star Wars with flaws is better than no more Star Wars at all.

So I voted Good.
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:53 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #14
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I voted 50/50, because the first one was horrible, the second one was o.k., and the third one was good.


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Old 11-19-2005, 06:52 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #16
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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


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Old 11-19-2005, 06:57 PM   #17
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lol, i was just wondering, i just think that everyone in star wars has his purpose for being there thats all
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:20 PM   #18
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^^I don't know, that lobot guy was pretty useless.


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Old 11-19-2005, 08:01 PM   #19
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lobot was there to pull lando out of the mess he got himself into with the empire lol
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Old 11-19-2005, 08:22 PM   #20
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Don't forget without the prequels, no CIS or Clones, no Darth Maul, Mace Windu, etc.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:40 PM   #21
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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.


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Old 11-21-2005, 08:03 AM   #22
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The preqeuls only became significant for the creation of Plo Koon, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu, apart from that, no they were not needed.


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Old 11-21-2005, 08:49 AM   #23
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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?
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:19 PM   #24
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I don't remember him doing that. I just remember him wearing that funny headset.
You may need to watch it again then.

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Old 11-21-2005, 01:41 PM   #25
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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.

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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.



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Old 11-21-2005, 02:28 PM   #26
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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.


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Old 11-21-2005, 09:34 PM   #27
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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...


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Old 11-22-2005, 11:58 AM   #28
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:10 PM   #29
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Granted Liam Neeson made the character what he is, but that's beside the point.


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Old 11-22-2005, 01:43 PM   #30
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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.

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+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.....


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Old 11-22-2005, 09:25 PM   #32
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I'm glad he did. Because with out them there would be know cool movies and atcion figures!
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:12 AM   #33
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I'm very glad GL made the prequels. All 3 were great movies.


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Old 11-24-2005, 08:18 PM   #34
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The prequals were great in theory, but I think that a better job could have been done on all of them, especially AotC.
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They might remake them....not totally, but they might.


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Old 12-22-2005, 03:52 PM   #36
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They had better not remake any Star Wars movies! They are original and they should stay that way.


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


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Old 12-22-2005, 04:31 PM   #38
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I liked the Phantom Menace... Jar Jar Binks was a little weird, though. There have been a lot of parodies of him.


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