Star Wars - The Prequel Era is Amazing

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Janellelle : Prequels 😚

Danglyparts : That's the reason why midichlorians are good for Star Wars. 1). It explain why not all are Jedi (Wizards). And explain why respected war hero and general as is Kenobi, look after a this particular farm-boy, Luke. Without that reason his mission on Tatooine has literaly no sense, because by 20 years he could find an train many Padawans to defeat Emperor and Vader. 2). By setting Anakin/Vader as a Chosen One, leads to have top midichlorian count, means that he is the one most powerfull Force User, what leads to his limits are the limits at all. And that fill a gap was made in everyones favourite, Empire Strikes Back. The gap is: if the stone and X-wing is the same, and size doesn't matter at all, that means Death Star is also the same. And that leads to problem of god-like characters. MIDICHLORIANS FIXED PLOT HOLES IN ORIGINAL TRILOGY BUT PEOPLE STILL HATE THEM!!! WHAT THE FUCK?

Kylo Ren : ROTS is and probably always will be my favourite

Dan Bharry : I love the prequel era and episode 3 as well as the clone wars. ep 1 and 2 are just horrible films, but the lore of the prequels and that era in general is just so cool. so much going on, so much things happening. clone wars being my favorite era of the saga in general, the prequel era is great.

Keri Ford : I watched the original Star Wars movies when they came out and I liked them. But by the time the Prequels came around I was over them, but I watched the Prequels and they made me discover Star Wars again, I really liked them. George Lucas isn't a great actors director, his talents lie elsewhere. As you mentioned the world building in the Prequels is amazing, really rich, so many creatures, such great sets, they're a visual feast. Lucas works amazingly well with John Williams, having the film scored properly, using music well is key to what he is as a film maker. Those movies are a visual, musical and sound extravaganza. Lucas also cared deeply about the mythology and the story. It is the story of a family, that makes it feel personal. But it's also very romantic in style. It is a story of the triumph of good over evil, it is rescuing Anakin from Evil. Then there is the force and the Jedi, it may not be perfectly done, but it gives the sense of meaningfulness, that the Jedi need a teacher to grow in humility, to control the passions, to fight for what's right and to cultivate your wisdom to recognise those things. The Prequels are an important part of the Star Wars universe. Episodes 1 to 6 are an amazing achievement by George Lucas, they were hugely popular blockbusters, but that shouldn't make us over look the fact that they are also idiosyncratic works by a unique film maker.

Lingula77 : Love for the prequels does not require explanations nor apologies.

Bill Mueller : Thank you for this video. I have been a closet Prequels fan for years, afraid to speak out for fear of being ridiculed. It is nice that they are starting to get some revisionist recognition. Part of the reason for this, I think, is because we can now see how someone can really ruin the saga and now see that the Prequels were not that bad in comparison. Just look at the creation of Darth Maul compared to whiny Kylo Ren. The Prequels knew how to create some scary evil characters. Funny thing is, I remember going to see The Phantom Menace and people raving how good it was at the time.. Then, at some point, bitter SW fans turned on it for whatever reason and then that became fact. Sure, Jar Jar annoyed many of us at the time but I remember the kids in the audience cracking up over him. Jar Jar was meant to lighten the darkness of the movie for kids in the audience anyway, so I gave him a pass at the time. Plus, ultimately, an idiot like Jar Jar was needed to give the Emperor the emergency powers. Also, I don't think Hayden was that bad. He was an award-winning actor before SW and has done some good things since. He just had some jilted dialogue to deal with in some scenes that made him look bad. I don't even mind the CGI - no different than, say, the first Thor movie, which everyone loves. Seems realistic to me that this is how these worlds should look and this type of look for worlds worked very well in The Clone Wars and Rebels. Like you say, the Prequels were not perfect movies. The aforementioned dialogue and some jerky narrative flow should have been re-written by better writers. But, I hope they get remembered and credited in a more realistic way than they have been in the past.

Danglyparts : Dark Horse Republic comics are also a way better depiction of Clone Wars, the 2008 clone wars show was dreadful, but I liked Cad Bane and Savage Opress they were interesting new characters, Captain Rex was also a really cool addition but other than that it felt a bit cheap story wise, very cheesy and most characters were made a joke especially Grievous, and Dooku was severely under powered for some reason , in revenge of the sith they were way cooler and in the 2003 show.

Joseph Fritchen : I think the prequels were great.  It had a much harder task.  Characters had to be installed and dismissed with only a few left over.  That pressure was not needed in the original trilogy.  The new trilogy can pick which characters to use because the original didn't kill many focus charaters.I do not put any acting pressure on the Anakin scenes.  I think both Anakin actors didn't perform, but that is on the director.  They have many instances where it doesn't sound right but that is the mega take George Lucas cut, pasted, cropped, and eventually selected.Remember, George said episode II was going to be a love story.  While that may be boring to Star Wars fans, it had to happen for Luke and Leia to be born.  The Geonosis fight at the end was epic and one of the best scenes of all Star Wars films.  Hayden did both lover boy and impatient jedi well.  Padme would not have fallen in love with a dogmatic jedi.

Davis Lyons : Great video! I really like your all your videos, new Subscriber here, cheers mate, Davis.

Rin Mathews : I think after seeing the newest films, a lot of Star Wars fans realized that the prequels weren’t that bad. At least they were original (cough episode 7) and at least the stories made sense (episode 8).

Captain Gar : I feel the last Jedi had too much political messages in it. In addition I feel luke was out of character. I like the force awakens but hated the last Jedi. The prequels has their bad points however the overall story is superior to this new trilogy.

Frantic Noobs : Where was Ashoka in the prequils?

coolman229 : I've always liked the Prequels. The hate always came from a lot of elitist fans who would bully people into agreeing with them. I knew people who liked the Prequels get harassed until they hated the Prequels. People really need to learn the difference between "Has flaws" and "Literally created by the hands of Lucifer". Though a lot of those people seem to stan the Sequels for some reason.

oolong2 : Agree 100% I honestly don't understand why people liked TFA so much. In my mind you don't get points by simply copying A New Hope. Great for a fan fiction, but not if you're trying to continue the story in a meaningful way. The prequels at least tried to break new ground by introducing us to brand new concepts, worlds, themes. etc. These things have enriched all of Star Wars. What new things have we learned from TFA or TLJ? I really don't know.

Henry Bemis : I can't stand the prequels, but I still gave you a thumbs-up because you are correct: the world-building was extremely well done.

Jesus Castro : I'm agree with you, I do love the prequels too.

Natasha French : the prequel era is my fav era n bro what u said is why i love it its rich its amaxing n so much is explored and the fall of the republic i love the prequel era peace bro

David Hixson : Attack of the clones was awesome man. Jango fett, slave one, kamino, seeing 50 Jedi fight together in an arena, and yoda fighting dooku. All awesome. I remember being in the theater and when yoda pulled his light saber out to fight the whole place went nuts. People loved it. Also the scene with anakin killing the sand people and talking to padme about it. Was a great movie in my opinion. Every move George made was awesome. Clone wars show included in that. Out of the Disney age of Star Wars the only thing I’ve liked was the scenes Darth Vader was in of rogue one. The rest is boring or offensive. Rebals sucks, TFA sucks, rogue one sucks, and TLJ sucks the hardest. It’s such a bummer.

Luis D : I cant say I love the prequels but I do enjoy them. Episode 2 needed to tone down the CGI and the romance. Episode 3 is the best one and underrated.

OptimusMagnum : I've loved the prequels my entire life as a Star Wars fan, and have never let anyone ruin that enjoyment for me. My dad's arguably an even bigger fan of the franchise than I am, and has seen EVERY movie on release day since 1977...and he *vastly* prefers the prequels over the originals.

Michael White : The more I watch Phantom Menace, the more I love it. It's a beautiful movie. And I agree that Clone Wars improves the prequel experience.

188-881 Joyfull : I consider myself a true Star Wars fan because I was able to love both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy equally since both of them had characters to which I could relate. (Han Solo and Anakin Skywalker).

Jean Paul van Dam : I love the prequels, especially Episodes 1 and 3.

The_Lost_Son : The prequls were my Star Wars movies. As flawed as they are I love them. Of course my bias is a factor here. I like politics and the lore. And truth be told I've seen worse romances, mostly irl but with Rose and Finn, that actually almost killed me Hell I'd killnfor a Darth Jar Jar film at this point considering how things are going right now

slick s : Hate on me all you want but The Phantom Menace is my favorite Star Wars movie. I was 8 when I saw it in theaters. It introduced me into the Star Wars world and I still love the film to this day. TLJ is pure garbage.

djwats7 : I've loved everything Star Wars... I've found enjoyment out of The Clone Wars, The Prequels, Rebels, and especially the Expanded Universe *RIP* ... TLJ is the first time I ever questioned my love for Star Wars. (psst, still too salty to say the relationship is mended). A mea culpa from Disney with the firing of Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson would be a great way to show there is hope left in the galaxy.

Cutler of Mario Kart : Oh wow another star wars video....

Joseph Fritchen : The Hayden lines were probably meant to be not confident and such could sound like bad acting.  It's probably what George wanted.

JSenator06 : I am going to say that I agree with a lot, but not all of what you said, however. I am more of an OT fan than Prequels, however I have never watched The Clone Wars as I wasn't interested in it because it's not part of the movies, and also I didn't care for the animation style. However I have made my peace with the prequels and I'll agree they are pretty good, except for a few glaring plot holes (especially in AOTC), and obviously some bad/over acting.. What I would do to fix this is #1) If I were Lucasfilm I'd make a "Prequels Special Edition" which edits some of this (or reshoots a few scenes), first I'd take out all of the Medichlorian and virgence stuff, rewrite Anakin's father to be a physical (being) manifestation of the force who seduced Shmi Skywalker then disappeared (as Zeus did in some of the ancient Greek mythologies). I would correct several other minor things like this... THEN if I were head of Lucasfilm I'd regather the Prequels cast for a new "Star Wars Story" which takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of The Sith, this story would fill a MAJOR hole in the plot, that being that in Attack Obi-Wan follows Jango to Kamino, sees him in league with the "Cloners" and then chases him to Geneosis and sees him in leage with the leadership of the Separatist Federation, the Genosians and Count Dooku. Well..the Jedi council and Obi-Wan Specifically ~never~ put two + two together and realize that the ~SAME~ person/people that created the Clone Army ALSO created the Droid Army/Separatist alliance and are manipulating them into war on BOTH sides. I think a new Star Wars Story movie could fill in this gap, by the Jedi Council figuring this out, and then they and allied Senators trying to set up a peace conference with the Trade Federation and leadership of the Separatists to stop war before it becomes all but inevitable.. The plot of this movie could then center around the Sith, sending a new Sith (probably an apprentice of Dooku), who would be sort of like Darth Maul in bad ***ery but X5 to stop this peace conference, his task would be to blow it up, and the Jedi would be tasked with making it go through, and sharing the evidence of manipulation into war with them. Of course in the end the SIth succeds and blows up the conference, paying with his life by Anakin and Obi-Wan, but not before framing the Trade Federation and other separtists for this destruction of the conference and its ambassadors, thereby making WAR! All but inevitable as we've seen at the beginning of The Revenge of The Sith. Just my 2c, but one of the biggest issues I have with the Prequels and how to fix it (while you're at it we could also see Anakin return to Tatooine in this movie to take on the power of the Hutts allied with either another crime syndicate, slaves themselves, or a bunch of freedom fighters to actually free the slaves as his dream in Phantom Menace suggested.

manniman82 : ''Obviously midichlorians, I get it, it's terrible.'' WHY? It's only normal that the Jedi Order, who's whole raison d'être is to study all aspects of the force, would have at the very least, a rudimentary scientific explanation of how the force relates with beings. This is in a world where there's a galactic wide government which was made possible by incredibly advanced technology such as travelling faster than light, it's actually ridiculous to think that there would be no scientific understanding of the force: THAT would be terrible.

Mike Sidious : I grew up on the OT, but love the PT and TCW just as much. I defended the PT online for many, many years but TLJ, I cannot tolerate for a variety of reasons. It's a horribly disjointed mess and not worthy of the "Star Wars" name. After Rogue One, I had so much respect for Kennedy and Disney - I felt that they got it right! But seeing how far they've fallen with TLJ, I cannot see how they will remedy this deplorable narrative. The sequel trilogy should be scrapped!

Blue Shuriken : Bro, yo don't need to go back and forth trying to explain why you like it so much or say it's good but then quickly go to all the bad things to appease the OT fans. I always hear this kind of explanation when people say they like the PT, but have to bring up all the bad things first, gets a bit annoying...

Tony Sin : Revenge of the Sith > Every other Star Wars movie.

A. M. Hartsock : Agree and love this post; I like The Clone Wars television series as much if not better than any of the movies. :)

Justin Amler : My list of my favourite Star Wars movies in this order: 1) Empire Strikes Back 2) Revenge of the Sith 3) Return of the Jedi 4) Attack of the Clones 5) Rogue One 6) A New Hope 7) The Phantom Menace 999) The Last Jedi 1000) The Force Awakens By the way as far as 1 - 7 go, I like them all, so I the least ranked one doesn't mean I don't like them. But this new sequel may be well made, but the stories are a joke, they lack imagination and they make no sense. They don't FEEL like Star Wars to me at all. Rogue One on the other hand DID feel like Star Wars

Justin Amler : Nice vid man. I've always been a prequel fan and it's not a big deal if they aren't perfect movies - neither were the originals! What I will say is that the hate George Lucas got was disgusting and completely unfair. When you compare the prequels to this new sequel, it's not even comparable. The new sequels I can't even consider them star wars anymore. For me the ROTJ is the end of the Skywalker story - the rest will live on in my imagination.

Demon Rantz : Don't forget the video games either like Republic Commando.

Jack Eckerson : I think a lot of great moments came from the prequels

NotOrdinaryInGames : No need to convince me; I saw the prequels first, and never hated them. (I know they aren't perfect)

Harry Willmore : I'm having a hard time disagreeing with Mr Plinkett sorry

Rock Duck : I Love the Lightsaber duals in the prequels they were way better then 7-8 . and Rogue one is the best from the house of mouse way better then 7-8

h3ll0gudbye : I actually loved the prequels, I was the same age as little Anakin when they came out, so I obviously assumed everyone loved it as much as my family did. We used to watch the originals before then, and I liked them well enough but the prequels were what actually made me love Star Wars a lot, and why my favourite thing to do now (and has been for years), is play swtor. Darth Maul, Qui'gon and Obi Wan are what won me over, even though I dislike Jedi. I also liked the senate scenes, which I later found out people seemed to detest. I never understood the hatred for the prequels. Sure, the acting was bleh by some -- older Anakin and Padme were pretty cringe at times, and Jar Jar was stupid, I think Lucas should've stuck with the Lord Jar Jar thing, but they were small problems you could've easily overlooked; just like how I can overlook the plastic and papier-mache looking aliens from the originals.

Katherine Winyala : The prequel *era* is amazing, 100% agree. The movies... well, they're actually not bad as long as you skip over the cringeworthy romance scenes. Also, to those who don't care much for the politics in the prequels? Watch the video in which Alex Jones goes over the political plotline of the series, you'll gain a whole new appreciation for it. Say what you want about Jones, but he nails the conspiracy going on in that universe perfectly.

Brian Minghella : Poor Hayden. He played a young man who is cocky, head strong and often cringeworthy, which just about sums up the behaviour of any young man at that age. In short he was entirely realistic in his portrayal. Episode 2 was for me an entirely credible development of a young jedi who’s flaws are being illustrated to credibly link to his downfall. In episode 3 we see him deeply conflicted as his growing maturity is compromised by irrational jealousy of his master. End result was inevitable. All young men go through the same things he did. We want the perfect princess and the kudos, NOW, and sometimes we are just not ready. Been there done that. There is nothing more irritating for a master of any craft than to see his apprentice eaten and taken over by ego. But it happens often and pride comes before a fall. George Lucas cast him exactly because he saw Haydens real character reflected Anakin’s.

Master Jedi : Loved the the prequels.

Denver Brown : I was born in 78, and never really watched or cared for the original trilogy, the prequels is what made me love star wars, went to each movie at least 3 times in theaters. I understand I fall in a very small minority, absolutely hate the new Disney Saga trilogy, liked Rogue One though.

Alex Fortier : I grew up on the originals and I prefer the prequels to the originals. They are amazing. And I never met a prequel hater in real life, just saw them on the interwebs so they are not the majority. Oh, and I liked Jar Jar a lot so sue me lol.

Flippokid : I don't understand why Lucas didn't push for better acting on Hayden's part. He had the money, he had no deadline that he couldn't push. Bad scenes shouldn't have made it in. But anyway yeah, the prequels are awesome besides that.

Derek D : I always defended the prequels, even while watching Plinkett reviews back in the day and laughing my ass off. Even though those reviews were funny I always said they weren't that bad. The only one I REALLY hated on first viewing was TPM but its better than the Disney shit.