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Just in case anyone hasn’t seen this yet…
Lucas shooting “gangster style” was very nice.
James, have you seen the Star Wars prequels reviews by RedLetterMedia? If not, then enjoy the best couple of hours of your life.
James, have you seen the reviews of the Star Wars prequels by RedLetterMedia? If not, then enjoy the best couple of hours of your life.
I’ll be honest that I do not share the disdain for the prequels that many others have. I think that if my generation saw the prequels at the age that we saw the original trilogy, we would love them every bit as much.
This cartoon could be reworked to apply to Star wars, I think…
Nevertheless, give the reviews a shot. You must be open for the possibility that your opinion on the prequels is wrong. Whether one likes the movies or not, I think most will find these reviews to be very entertaining. He who made these is quite a sharp guy and much of his criticism is spot-on. Although, they are filled with vulgarity so be warned if you are sensitive to such.
Being born in 1987, I do not think that 1999 was outside the realm of nostalgic appeal, yet I can not say that I enjoyed the Phantom Menace. Sure, I bought all the toys but even then I was thinking to myself “Alright, my Darth Maul-toy… wait, who was he again and role did he have in the plot? Do I know ANYTHING about this person except the way he dresses?”
@P¨r, I have seen at least part of that review series and enjoyed it. I just wanted to go on record as not part of the prequel-hating crowd.
Darth Maul is cool. Boba Fett is cool. Neither is someone you learned a lot about in the movies in which they first appeared – you had to read comics and novels to get more of the story. And I think that is OK.
If not everyone is a fan of Jar Jar, Hurley’s line on LOST about Return of the Jedi, “Ewoks suck,” probably also reflects a widespread view. But I think that adult males watching the movies are eager to have it be serious action-filled Sci-fi rather than something with cute cuddly care bears aimed at kids. But Star Wars films have always incorporated the latter, and if it hadn’t, some of us might have been made to wait until we were older to see them, at which point their effect on us might still have been significant, but it also would have been different.
Very funny. There were times where I dreamed of doing violence to JarJar. Now I don’t have to.
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