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The Prequels would be considered classics if Maul had been the villain throughout. Cut Dooku

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episode 3 is only one I consider worthy "sequel" to 4 5 and 6. ep's 1 and 2 are pretty poor.

like Jar Jar Binks- he sucks and thats is. Lucas invented him just before making ep. 1 in order to make a goofy character for kids (a la r2d2 but in another form). there was even an article who exactly pinpointed connections between JJ Binks and those "goons" cartoons and comics. similarities are uncanny.

or the bloke who plays Anakin - wretched choice. NO acting skills, I was so disappointed.

thankfully, Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor in their respective roles drew the thing in the end.

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Hayden Christensen is fucking awful indeed. McDiarmid and McGregor are the highlights. Neeson is decent. Samuel L. Jackson is of course not a bad actor, but he just feels out of place in his role.

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The worst part, however, is the dialogue. It literally makes me sick. It is HORRIBLY written. The original characters from EP IV, V and VI can't do anything with such terrible lines to save the sacrilege on the original atmosphere.

Let's not even start on how awful some lightsaber fights are. The ones in Ep I are good, and at least there's some comedy value to see Yoda showing the moves in Ep II and III. Other than that, OVERKILL, which is also the case in so many action scenes. Then we have the never ending cartoon humour with JJB etc...

Rant over, and I haven't even watched any of the prequels for something like four years.
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That particular scene with Palpatine and Mace Windu and the Jedi was a big letdown in the movie. It was the best written scene of the book but the movie made it bad.

But Anakin vs Obi-Wan and the Jedi Purge in ROTS are my 2 favorite moments of the entire 6 movies.

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Has anyone on this site ever seen these classic movies? I don't think so.

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That particular scene with Palpatine and Mace Windu and the Jedi was a big letdown in the movie. It was the best written scene of the book but the movie made it bad.

But Anakin vs Obi-Wan and the Jedi Purge in ROTS are my 2 favorite moments of the entire 6 movies.
MAce VIndu indeed in not very inspiring role for Jackson and it shows in that scene. but Palpatine was played very well, especially that bit when he begs for mercy and than suddenly wrinkles down and transforms into that mad man Emperor yelling "power, more power!!!", it finally is revealed how smart he's been in pretending to be beaten, just in order to make himself room for the kill. that was a good bit yeah.

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MAce VIndu indeed in not very inspiring role for Jackson and it shows in that scene. but Palpatine was played very well, especially that bit when he begs for mercy and than suddenly wrinkles down and transforms into that mad man Emperor yelling "power, more power!!!", it finally is revealed how smart he's been in pretending to be beaten, just in order to make himself room for the kill. that was a good bit yeah.
You are right. The end of the scene is well done. But the beggining when the 3 jedi "masters" go down so easily is stupid. In the bok Palpatine uses some nice cunning to kill them quickly and then records it, to show the senate to make it seem as though the jedi were attacking him without reason.

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episode 3 is only one I consider worthy "sequel" to 4 5 and 6. ep's 1 and 2 are pretty poor.

like Jar Jar Binks- he sucks and thats is. Lucas invented him just before making ep. 1 in order to make a goofy character for kids (a la r2d2 but in another form). there was even an article who exactly pinpointed connections between JJ Binks and those "goons" cartoons and comics. similarities are uncanny.

or the bloke who plays Anakin - wretched choice. NO acting skills, I was so disappointed.

thankfully, Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor in their respective roles drew the thing in the end.
It was as if I wrote this myself!

Nothing could ever come close to the originals for me, but I did really like ep 3. It really sets up eps 4,5 and 6 quite well... and the moment that Anakin turned to the dark side made me quite emotional.
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The Prequels would be considered classics if Maul had been the villain throughout. Cut Dooku
Nah, everything about them were pretty shit.
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I have seen them.

Also during Xmas week, I tivod all 6 of them, then watched them.
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Anyone else think C-3PO looks like the robot Maria from Metropolis?
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OK, so I watched Some of the Star wars movies again and I know now what I hated about them. The simplistic and stupid presentation of the "dark side" thing. "don't give in to your anger" and other BS. As if people in real life have a choice. Also what about the killer instinct that some people are born with. What does that have to do with "anger" and stupid choices? Also, tell the spider, the tiger and the vulture to choose the light side.
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OK, so I watched Some of the Star wars movies again and I know now what I hated about them. The simplistic and stupid presentation of the "dark side" thing. "don't give in to your anger" and other BS. As if people in real life have a choice. Also what about the killer instinct that some people are born with. What does that have to do with "anger" and stupid choices? Also, tell the spider, the tiger and the vulture to choose the light side.
Simplistic childish view of Star Wars.
Animals kill out of necessity not anger.
Fighting for a cause or justice with a killer instinct is fine but fighting for vengance and hate is not.
ie. Fighting to defeat evil like Hilter (or Fedtards ) is fine but fighting to exterminate people just because you hate them is not (like Hitler)

Star Wars takes intellectual superiority to truly understand, which is why Lucas put in 3p0, ewoks, jajar for the less enlightened masses.

In terms of the episodes, best to worst 5, 4,3 & 6, 2 ,1

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Star Wars takes intellectual superiority to truly understand, which is why Lucas put in 3p0, ewoks, jajar for the less enlightened masses.
a pity he copied so much from metropolis and lord of the rings.
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the Original Trilogy rules, the prequels are downright pathetic and only Zac Efron would have done it worse than Hayden Christensen as Anakin

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