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

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Nick Craig : Thank you, Mark, for your professionalism in regards to this issue.

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

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.

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

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

Robert Holding : Revenge of the Sith is the best movie in the series.

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

RomanceGirl6666 : Unpopular opinion: The prequels weren't so bad.

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

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.

Ralph Papaleo : Mark Hamill really is a great man.

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.

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!!!!!!!

DoctorBlankenstein : "thanks to my short term memory loss, I can't remember" The last Jedi smokes the ganja... :)

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?

Jean Paul van Dam : I love the prequels. You're the best Mark Hamill.

T-Mass : the prequels sucked. everything negative said about them still isn't enough

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

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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi : I love the prequels!

Catter Peener : I can't help but assume the prequel haters have never read the Expanded Universe books, seen THX 1138, remember how good Indiana Jones was, or play the table top RPG for Star Wars. The Star Wars movies were more than just films.... they were glimpses into a perfect amalgamation of science fiction and fantasy. People who like Force Awakens but hate the prequel trilogy make my skin crawl.

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

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.

Joe Ranahan : mr plinkett destroyed those movies so perfectly no one else can repeat it...

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.

Jon-Mark W : I thought all the Star Wars movies... especially the prequels had a lot more action and special effects! I don't know that people were going so crazy for. I love the original but I like the prequels too. I think now that Disney has it the title music has downgraded. Compare episode III's title music with Episode VII's you'll hear it if music is your thing.

mugensamurai : I was about to be an asshole and express what I hated about the prequels but you're right Mark. Some things are just taken too far outta context.

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

GhostwiththeMost : Mark Hamill is a treasure.

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

Mrreebo : People really over exaggerate how bad the prequels are entirely because of how good the originals were. Holding the two side by side make the prequels look awful, but they really aren't. The first three are just that good. I feel 7 is the worst, not necessarily due to actual quality. George Lucas tried very hard to make each and every Star Wars something different. That's part of what makes Star Wars Star Wars. 7 threw that out the window and did a retread, nothing new or original to latch on to. George has lost his way as a director but had Disney left him on as the story supervisor it would have turned out a lot better then any of the prequels.

Jeff Sartain : Luke Skywalker has always been my hero.

Sammy Lane : The intense hatred of the Prequels is only surpassed by the near God like hatred of the annoying Gungan( I will speak his know whom I speak of).

Bango Fett : 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.

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!

Mark Riederer : Just like how they bash the force awakens

Denver Bax : Dislike is understandable, hate is not I myself don't have a problem with the prequels, in fact I liked them a lot. (except for a few scenes)

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.

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.

Caleb Roche : After watching the last jedi, I appreciated the prequels and the force awakens, because the last jedi has to be the worst star wars movie ever made.

ryan phillips : episode 3 still my favourite in the series, didn't mind 1...but 2 just bored me to death. he should've mentioned how ridiculous jar-jar hate is.

George V : I think the jake loyd stuff went a little far. I mean he's only a kid.

Patrik Medonos : My first Star Wars movie that I saw was episode I and this was my childhood - the prequels. And I love Star Wars from the prequels to the sequels and back, or I can say -> I LOVE STAR WARS

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

Michael Scarn : I don't "hate" the prequels but I don't like them even as close as I like the originals to me they just don't have the same vibe.....the 10 year old boy shouldn't be hated on but I do believe Jar Jar deserves all the hate he gets

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

Shran : 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.

El John : Mark Hamill is just one of life's Badasses

Jonathan Dahlberg : It's like they say: no one hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans.

MoonLily Cat : Without the prequels I would have way less interest in Star Wars. The prequels were fulfilling to the story and made all the pieces a bit better.