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PT Is it just me or do the prequels seem to be "cool" again by people? (see warnings on pgs. 9-12)

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by CrAsHcHaOs, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    Fair point, fair point.
     
  2. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A lot of prequel criticism has an undercurrent of "George Lucas has ruined Star Wars".

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  3. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't think either group has ruined Star Wars, because I don't believe it's even possible to ruin Star Wars. Its a cultural touchstone that spans multiple generations that everyone takes different things from. Some like the Prequels. Some like the Original Trilogy. Some like the Sequel Trilogy. Some like all of them. Star Wars is what you take from it.
     
  4. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm talking about the new Star Wars content (which was the PT back in the day).
     
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  5. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Knight star 4

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    It feels like Disney is doing the opposite to what george would do and its still getting criticism.
     
  6. Rachel_In_Red

    Rachel_In_Red Jedi Knight star 3

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  7. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    That’s because you can never make every Star Wars fan happy
     
  8. Macready13

    Macready13 Jedi Padawan

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    Exactly right. Unfortunately in this franchise some fans are willing to forgive certain things and dismiss others for no other reason than "the prequels suck"...
     
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  9. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    That is true of every fandom. My solution; enjoy what you love, leave the rest. I happen to be enjoying the PT more now than I did as they were released and was a big fan then too.
     
  10. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Jedi Knight star 4

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    Unless you don't think Disney is ruining it.
     
  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Third and final warning.

    Immediate and lengthy bans will be handed out.
     
  12. SW Saga Fan

    SW Saga Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Here's an interesting discussion about it with a podcaster:

     
  13. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    I've personally never hated the prequels, but the last jedi has certainly made me like them even more now. Looking forward to re-watching the PT soon!
     
  14. Jester J Binks

    Jester J Binks Jedi Master star 4

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    The whole thing is just like a stock market correction.
    1. Some people raised a few criticisms about parts of the PT. Some valid, some stretching.
    2. Some people ran with the criticisms and forced critique that was either exaggerating or tongue in cheek exaggerating.
    3. Some saw the stock go down a bit and the over correction turned it into a sharp drop.
    4. Eventually the over-correction was corrected itself.

    Unfortunately, it has left us with some of the fanbase still clinging to the exaggerated critiques and some of the fanbase thinking they are the saviors using exaggerated defenses.

    That's the internet. Those two groups used to rarely meet, let alone on a daily basis. And if they did meet, they were aware of their surroundings. Can you imagine these back and forth conversations going on between two tables at a McDonalds or other crowded public location? It would be comical.
     
  15. Game3525

    Game3525 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yup.

    This is why pandering to a subset of fans is pointless.
     
  16. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Was watching this one


    Its pretty amazing to think of the loved video games we may not have got if the prequels were not around to fuel that market.
     
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  17. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I can appreciate the attitude "Star Wars can't be ruined, just take what you like and leave the rest" but I do disagree with it.

    I'd like to use 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' as an example. I thought this play, which was marketed at the 8th book in the franchise, was god-awful. I love Harry Potter, and I prefer to not think about Cursed Child... but it is now floating in the back of my mind. When I think of HP, the series is brought down in my mind, because of one bad entry.

    So when fans get upset about their 'franchise getting ruined' I can relate. But as fans, we don't own the franchise.

    Granted, I don't think Star Wars has been ruined by anybody, and I think the prequels are gaining popularity because they are good movies that fell sway to a negative popular opinion. Simple as that. Now people are just coming around.
     
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  18. Jedi Knight Fett

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    KOTOR would not have happened without the PT and I have not yet met a single person who does not like KOTOR
     
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  19. Kuro

    Kuro Jedi Knight star 3

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    Time plus more films have allowed emotions to cool down. I also think there’s more of an appreciation of what the prequels were trying to do than there was a few years ago, although I don’t think they’ll ever quite be embraced as “good”, per se.
     
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  20. rpeugh

    rpeugh Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It just occurred to me that maybe all criticisms of Rey being too perfect now makes people appreciate that Anakin was very flawed and that he wasn't automatically a bad%ss in the beginning like everybody wanted him to be.
     
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  21. Kladdagh

    Kladdagh Jedi Youngling

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    See warnings above.
     
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  22. Jedi Knight Fett

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    What? Can you explain?
     
  23. Kladdagh

    Kladdagh Jedi Youngling

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    Last warning.
     
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  24. Jedi Knight Fett

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    The Last Jedi seemed pretty original to me.
     
  25. Kladdagh

    Kladdagh Jedi Youngling

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    I keep that in mind and I'll tell you what I think about it when I'll see the movie =) ...
    I repeat, my judgment could be akward ... I spoke about TFA in fact ...
     
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