Comments on: Star Wars Prequels vs. the Original Trilogy http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: ei http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94983 Sun, 18 May 2014 10:33:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94983 No. It has nothing to do with nostalgia. I grew up with both trilogies, but even when i was a little kid, i liked the originals better. And also, there are many of my childhood movies that i now find unwatchable. However, Star Wars always stayed with me. The sense of adventure, fun, wonder, lovable characters and even the spiritual. No, the acting and dialogue in the original trilogy, wasn’t always the best, but it was better than the prequels. The prequels were soulless movies, that lacked the heart and humanity of the originals. The characters were monotone and one-dimensional. You can say, why not just enjoy them? Because they spit on the mythos of the original trilogy, and the just are not good. I will never accept them as part of the saga. They’re boring.

Real Jedi. Yeah, and you know what? Wow, they’re were dissapointing. Dull, emotionless monks with no personality. And the lightsaber duels were not good. They’re overchoreographed, and i don’t care about the characters. In the originals, i care. The battles in IV-VI are real gritty and tense.

The story was good, but poorly executed.

The love story was bad. That’s it.

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By: Mitchell Taco Nash http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94982 Thu, 15 May 2014 07:19:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94982 “You don’t see seven year-old’s moaning and wailing about the quality of dialogue.”

They occasionally eat boogers and shit their pants, too.

Cognitive dissonance sucks, doesn’t it? 😉

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By: MegaSolipsist http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94981 Tue, 13 May 2014 22:18:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94981 People expect an obvious good guy/bad guy distinction and so they miss some of the subtleties of the prequels, like when Anakin killed the younglings he was symbolically killing his younger self, as evidenced by the youngling who spoke to him looking just like Anakin at the end of Phantom Menace.
I think people ignore how bad the acting was in the originals because they are blinded by nostalgia.
Yes, Jar Jar was irritating as &@#$, and Darth Maul should have been kept on as the villain of the trilogy (in my opinion) because he was so much cooler than Dooku or anyone else. I think he was even better than Vader. But the prequels weren’t built around the Cold War fear that made everyone want blatantly obvious themes.

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By: Hm http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94980 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:06:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94980 No, i was dissapointed because they ruined Anakins backstory. I had imagined a cooler version of Luke. A great man, who fell when tragedy took his life. Then i got a ten times as whiny as Luke, extremely unlikeable, annoying, egoistick prick, who i did not care about. In fact i was glad to see him get sliced in half, even though it’s supposed to be painful to watch. You may say that Luke was whiny as well, but at least he was whiny in a relatable way(and he doesn’t hate sand, lol). He at least had some optimism, guts and bravery. He was like a normal person. And almost all the other characters suck. They are boring, political monks, with no personality. In the originals, the characters act like real people, we can relate to. It’s hard to relate to someone does not have a character. It might be different for you, but it ruined something for me. I wanted Star Wars to be the most epic saga of all time, not 3 superb movies, two meh movies(TPM and AOTC) and one decent movie(ROTS). I wanted them all to be great. There are countless flaws, but i’m not gonna talk about them all.

But i hate when people say: “If you don’t like the prequels, you are not a true Star Wars fan”.
First, there are no true fans. There are just fans. If you consider yourself a Star Wars fan, you are a Star Wars fan, even If you only like Empire. Second, so when i go see TPM, and don’t like it, does it mean i stop being a fan? No!

If you like and enjoy these films, awesome. Great for you, it just did not do it for me. I don’t hate them, but it’s Star Wars movies, i expected more.

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By: Jesh http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94979 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:42:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94979 I like how you think the prequels are kids movies even though the prequels have the only PG-13 star wars movie.

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By: Jesh http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94978 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:39:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94978 What a great article. First off it’s a Star Wars article that doesn’t bash the prequels. I love all of the Star Wars movies but the prequels are my favorite. The battles are much better. A lot of fans are so enveloped in the originals that they hate the prequels because they are different. Well of course they are different! If it was the same story it would be dumb because you would be watching the same 3 movies! But the bottom line is that they are all great and can’t wait for the next 3 movies in 2015.

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By: nicecream44 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94977 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:24:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94977 George Lucas is credited as having written the story or as a “writer” in all six films. He also directed four of the six.

Yoda, Ben Kenobi, Emperor, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewie, and Anakin (in one form or another) are re-occurring throughout the series, all appearing in at least 5 of the 6.

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By: Jason http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94976 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:41:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94976 …and writers (Leigh Bracket and Lawrence Kasadan wrote the screenplays for Empire and Jedi, and word is Coppola lent a hand in writing A New Hope) and characters (Luke, Leia, Han, not in the prequels, nor the actors who played them).
But yeah, I’ll give you music, and John Williams’ score is about the only redeemable thing in the prequels. Sadly, we’re not talking about a music video, we’re talking about three feature length films.

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By: nicecream44 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94975 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94975 Ur right. Remove the word director.

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By: Jason http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94974 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:32:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/#comment-94974 This is exactly the sort of review I would expect from someone who watches Dr. Phil.

And no, this is very clearly not George’s story. That’s what the prequels prove more than anything: that George Lucas had as much to do with Star Wars’ success as Ringo Starr did for the Beatles. Actually, that’s insulting, I would like to apologise to Ringo Starr for that comparison.

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