Mark Hamill Can’t Believe How Intensely People Bashed the Star Wars Prequels

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Obi-Wan Kenobi : I love the prequels!

Jake Killien me : the prequels are fine I fucking love them, I always have. since when did a movie have to be perfect for them to be enjoyable?

Marcelo Zuniga : I appreciate how straight and to the point this video is. In the first second, the video delivers the title. Most videos have to include some kind of bad intro or something.

AcidGlow : *The internet is a very hostile place.. Some people go too far in expressing their distaste for a movies outcome.. It's unfortunate some people go too far and can't be polite and discuss things maturely.. ✅🙄*

OmniviumVelocity : People are just way too jaded and critical now. Not just with Star Wars, but with every movie and TV show. It used to be you just watch something, have a good time and that's it. Now you watch something while looking for things to complain about, and then go online and complain about it, but still watch the next one and repeat the process. It's really stupid.

Indeimaus : This is why I love you Mark, this is happening once again with The Last Jedi and it's sad that people wont learn that their precious Star Wars is going to have flawed movies that don't live upto the dream movies they created in their head beforehand.

TB12GOAT : MOST of the people who hated the prequels didn't even actually hate the prequels. Shitting on the prequels is basically popular opinion at this point.

Mario Ligreci : Mark Hamill defending the prequels? A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

Aldair Reynoso : Sadly I guess you can consider that a great part of the mental issues Jake Lloyd has was thanks to the millions of people who bashed not only his career but persona, making his life a living hell. But everybody just turns their back and whistle once they hear about what's going on with him as if they weren't a contributing factor to his demise.

Ace : I never understood why people hated jake.he was just a kid following directions and he wasn't even that bad.

Richard Wanker : The prequels were a fun ride, get over it.

Herman Geldenhuys : I loved the prequels. Everybody is somehow stuck in an echo chamber

Jeremy Schep : I'm 100% with Hamill. I like the prequels. A lot, actually. Yes, they don't have the magic that the OT has (then again, no other blockbuster franchise does) but every time I see them I can't help but enjoy them. And RotS is a better movie than RotJ...that opinion I will take to my grave.

Paulo Lameiras : Haters tend to exaggerate everything. While i agree that the original trilogy is far better, the prequels are far from bad Star Wars movies...even The Phantom Menace!

Playstation Elation : I very much enjoyed The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith, it's only Clone Wars that I had a problem with. Ewen McGregor said in a statement that the reason he never attended Star Wars events was because of how vile and toxic Star Wars fans were. That says something. He straight up said that he hates Star Wars fans.

John clark : The prequels are severely underrated....hell they were all better than the last jedi

Yeenosaur : I actually thought the prequels were really good. I still watch the 3rd movie every so often to this day.

Master Yoda : I'm with Mark Hamill on this. Haters are going to hate no matter how good the films are. I thought the prequels were good and these whiners are hatin' on the newer films.

Jean~Luc Picard : Whatever one may think about any of the movies Lloyd didn't deserve the shit he got. His is the biggest tragedy here and it's unjustifiable.

Dennis Roos : I have to say that as amazing as SW is, the fandom may be the most reactionary hate-filled one I've ever seen. This prequel hate, the utter fanboying of Ep 7 immediately turning into "It's horrible, it ruined my childhood", the bashing and ridiculing of everyone with a different opinion. Just the other day I saw this video of Mark Hamill playing pranks on Star Wars fans by walking in on them recording famous lines. Mr. Hamill talked to them, asked them what they liked about the movies and such. One girl said her favorite SW movie was Rogue One. The comments on that video were filled with "She's not a real fan", "She should die in a fire", "She must not have seen the originals", and that's not even mentioning the misogynistic responses of 'girls not being able to enjoy real scifi'. Such pathetic responses, really. Can their fragile egos really not deal with someone liking something they disliked? Someone not worshiping the original trilogy (which had plenty of flaws itself) like it's the Second Coming must die in gruesome ways and can't be allowed to have fun?

daniel rolander : i liked the prequels. its the latest ones that are our enemy

Joe Gibney : The prequels were phenomenal and so was the original trilogy!!!!!! Who created Star Wars? The answer is George Lucas. Who wrote the original trilogy? The answer is George Lucas. Who wrote the prequel trilogy? The answer is George Lucas. Who has a right to create a back story to his stories any way he damn well pleases? The answer is George Lucas. I'm so grateful George Lucas went back and told the back story of Darth Vader. It was such a great story!!! And besides if he didn't do it and others did it when he was willing too do it we would have gotten a false back story which I believe would have made everyone more furious. Episode 1 wasn't just the back story on where Anakin Skywalker came from. It was also about where Obi Wan Kenobi came from. I really love that he told us Obi Wans story as well as Anakins. In case some people forgot Obi Wan was 10 or 15 years older then Anakin in the original story as well. So it only makes sense that Lucas started Anakin off as a ten year old boy. Jake Lloyd was great in that role!!!! All he did was play a ten year old boy. His performance was great. The only reason people bashed him was because Lucas started the story off with Anakin as a kid and not a 20 year old like Luke was. It had nothing to do with his performance and that's the truth. He did a great job in that movie!!!! George Lucas did an amazing job with the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy!!!!! I'm grateful to the both of them for giving me the best childhood I could have asked for!!!!!. I also don't hate Jar Jar Binks. That character cracked me up!!!! He made me laugh constantly. He was added into the movie to create a comedic role because George Lucas wanted to show us where C3PO came from. When you think about it Jar Jar and C3PO are pretty similar characters. They're both clumsy and scaredy cats. The added humor to the movies. So I love both those characters too!! They prequels and the original trilogy couldn't have been told any better because the man who created them was the man who created Star Wars. How can the creater of Star Wars screw up telling a Star Wars story? That makes no sense at all. If people don't care much for the prequels and mainly just love the original trilogy then fine. Then the prequels are just not your favorite part of the story. That's all it is. But I'm a true star wars fan I expect to be told the story. Not assume I know how the story should go. Because that will just ruin the whole thing for me. I don't get why people do that. I'm so grateful to George Lucas for creating Star Wars!!!! And to Jake Lloyd for his great performance!!!! And Jar Jar Binks for making me Laugh. Thank you all so much!!!!!!!

MajinVegeto89 : I used to hate the prequels. Well I still think they are very flawed especially episode 1 and 2 which are pretty bad. But after seeing The Last Jedi I feel that maybe the hate against the prequels was overblown. Sure, they had a lot of flaws but the main idea that Lucas was trying to tell was quite interesting, about a masterful manipulator, working behind the shadows, gaining leadership on both sides of a conflict in order to utlimately gain ultimate power of the republic, outlaw the jedi and make himself all powerful. It's kind of similar of how many real life dictators have risen to power. I'd say that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is worse than the prequels.

Sérgio Alves : The thing the "fans" don't get, but that Mark Hamill has never forgot, is that in the end IT'S JUST A MOVIE. The prequels could have been better, but one could only say they ruined their childhood if they took this way too seriously and far beyond what is reasonable or healthy. And then again these people have impossibly high expectations and wanted to experience the thrill it was watching ANH back in the day which was never going to happen simply because something can't be new twice. And then there's some people who are just haters and these are the ones who were talking all sorts of shit about the prequels, but are now saying the prequels were alright and it's the new Disney ones that are shit and it'll just go on and on because haters gonna hate.

Mario Hiccup Witwicky : I have begun to realize how harsh people have been with their opinions. It feels like poison towards others.

coolyoda2 : well the prequels are ***ing masterpieces compared to the soulless rehash Disney came up with.

Stephen Jones : Mark Hamill is the moral compass of Star Wars fandom. Very grounded.

AGSA5 : Mark Hamill, you are a legend.

lucagames : i dont know but i really enjoyed the prequels even more than the sequels

William Palmer : Exactly Mark. The Prequels, OT, and Sequels are great in their own right. Star Wars is great period. 👍

StraightShooterGaming : I mean I hated the prequels too but yeah that kid didn't deserve all the crap he got.

Johnny1248 : I agree with him. All of the hate the Prequels (and now TFA) are getting is getting completely out of hand. What's even worse is that the majority of the fanbase thinks that if you enjoy the Prequels and/or TFA then they think that you're a fake fan which is one of the most idiotic things i've ever heard. There is no such thing as ''real fan'' or ''fake fan''. A Star Wars fan is someone who enjoys the franchise in general. And as for me, i enjoy all 7 Star Wars films. Come and get me people.

Max Smith : Am I the only one that liked the prequels? I thought they had a good story. I get Jah Jah and some of the characters were a little stupid, but the story telling was still good.

Brent Hui : You see people, THIS is why J. J. Abrams basically remade 'A New Hope' with 'The Force Awakens'. With the prequels, fans prove they were PRICKS; arrogant, entitled, and self-righteous! What's the logical answer for a sequel trilogy? A 'back to basics' story! Aw, what's that? First, you hate NEW things. Now, you hate RETURNING to the old?! We only have ourselves to blame! I am NOT saying we just dismiss all criticism of Abrams. WAY too many things were rehashed with Episode VII, I ADMIT IT! But when you go into 1 extreme, people naturally go into the OTHER extreme! Perhaps the reason Abrams and Disney played on the nostalgia so heavily is BECAUSE fans were so HOOKED onto it PISSING on the prequels?! Now look at the results! The Force Awakens is the third highest grossing film of ALL TIME! Its overall reception from critics and fans is largely between 8 to 10 on most review sites! No matter how SHAMELESS Abrams was, pandering to nostalgia, IT. PAID. OFF. GLORIOUSLY!!! Morale of the story: Don't go overboard on hating new stuff, 'cos when the creators respond by steering HARD into 'rehash' territory, it is YOUR fault! Creators would rather risk NEW criticism, that they have heard and can't imagine, than TOXIC hate they've heard BEFORE.

bob smith : Am I the only one who thought Episode III was pretty good?

NYKgjl10 : Now, after seeing the Last Jedi, Rose takes the honor of being the worst Star Wars character in history. Jar Jar Binks can relax in peace now!!

CT-1138 : And that's why EVERYONE loves Mark.

Riki Samejima : I've never hated the prequels, i like all three movies, and I think they look even better after you watch The Clone Wars series. In fact, the movie that got me back to Star Wars was The Phantom Menace. I like the Gungans, Jar Jar (yes!), Qui-gonn, young Obi-wan, Darth Maul, Duel of the Fates, Mos Espa, Watto, Sebulba, Podraces and etc! And, gee, this movie is bolder and more creative than The Force Awakens!

V : I love prequels so much. Also people are saying that Anakin sucked. Most of the time when he was with Padme. *But!* Isn't confessing love hard? Especially when you have no friends just a brother figure and masters that don't fully trust you? For me Anakin was great in both Attack of The Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Say what you want I've seen worse movies. #Prequelsaregreat

Eric Lewis : The prequels were good and better than that ANH remake TFA

MVrockersPS3 : I think it's funny people don't realize Anakin's awkwardness fits his character.

Alabaster Stone : If it were not for the prequels I would not be the starwars fan I am now.

Sentinel MA : Most of the people that say the prequels are bad are just following trends... poor idiots... although there is people who dislike these movies under rational arguments and I appreciate it

Paul Allen : I think the prequels were not nearly as terrible as episode 7 was. 40 years of excellent star wars history books to go by and they just decided to throw all that in the trash and rewrite their own cheezy story with a whiney emo villain and a handful of millennial mediocre actors clumsily jumpinng into the world like they own the place. Episode 7 was the first star wars movie that when I left the theater I felt like I wanted a refund. Rogue one was much, much better!

Angus Chan : And we thought the prequels were bad. Ladies and gentlemen: The Last Jedi.

sindahouse77 : I agree with Mark.. The prequels just didn't appeal to me. However I always put it down to personal preference and I never took credibility away from George Lucas. Heck i can't forget the man who gave us star wars.... To hate the man just because he changed the style of star wars is just horrible.. Besides the prequels were are success... They just didn't appeal to me is all

lumpythebored : Love the prequels.

Spencer Teolis : Did anyone else really like episode 1. There was some actual political maneuvering, not just every ship ever blowing up but somehow no one important dying. There was liam neeson, and the first episode to have cooler and more involved light saber duels. The Duel of the fates score combined with Darth Maul Qui-Gon Obi-wan fight scene has to be one of the best cmon.

Dooke DiConti : I actually can say, sincerely, that I enjoyed Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. I Love the movie; it's Awesome! . . . . . . Fight me.

TriumvirateMedia : I couldn't have said it any better myself. And I personally enjoyed and still enjoy the prequels, and all the sequel, and The Old Republic franchise too.