I wanted to share these comments I found online. I get a bit irritated reading all the Plinkett inspired comments on the Prequel Trilogy online, so I found the comments below refreshing. Personally, I like all six Star Wars movies, and most non TCW pre ROTJ EU. I think the prequels and the associated EU is some of the most fascinating, thought provoking fiction I have read and watched. I also think the prequels enhance the Original Trilogy, especially ROTJ. Anyway, some positive comments on the Prequels: From here: http://chris.pirillo.com/star-wars-prequels-vs-the-original-trilogy/ "I first saw Star Wars in 2005. I was literally dragged to see ROTS. I'll admit, I negatively judged Star Wars for years but ROTS and watching the saga as a whole changed my mind. Since, I saw Star Wars as a whole in a short time span, my perception might be different than some others who waited decades to see the next SW movie. I went in with no expectations and was even negatively biased against it. No one was more surprised than I was to find that I actually enjoyed it. There are flaws in both trilogies. I don't wear any rose-colored glasses or have nostalgic memories of a Star Wars filled childhood to dispute that. However, despite the flaws, I still like both the originals and the prequels equally. (This isn't about which is better but what I personally enjoyed...in the end, it's all subjective) The prequels gave me this glimpse of a living universe filled with a working political system, a Jedi Order etc. Of course, we can't really get that in the OT because the rebels are fairly isolated from the rest of the galaxy. I enjoyed the prequels because of the sword of Damocles that's hanging over everybody. We all know everything's going to go to hell in a hand basket but the characters don't. They go about unsuspecting till it blindsides them. I find Palpatine fascinating. His machinations really sucked me in and as a poli sci/literature major, I loved the political disintegration along with the Greek tragedy aspects of it. I hate black/white stories. The prequels are definitely not that. There are so many grey areas: Anakin's many faults, the Chancellor's shifting identities, the Jedi who're so blind to the embodiment of evil that's living right next door etc. I mean, for most of the prequels, the Republic/Jedi don't even know who the true evil is! By the time they do, it's too late..The flaws of everyone in the prequels that lead to their tragic ends is fascinating to me. This lack of gray area is probably why ANH is my least favorite of the originals. However, Empire is amazingly gray and I loved the darker themes. I loved the originals for very different reasons. The way I see it, I love the prequels for the themes and I love the originals for the plot. And I don't feel that I could love either fully without the other. If I had seen the originals first and seen Vader's redemption, it wouldn't have impacted me as much if I hadn't known where he came from. The inevitable collapse of the Empire, the death of Palpatine wouldn't be as satsifying. There are several silly things in Star Wars like the Ewoks and the Gungans but I just focus on what I like. As someone who would have never watched Star Wars without having seen the prequels, I hate seeing people bash it. I liked it. I was 22 years old when I saw the whole Star Wars. I wasn't a kid like some people derisively say that the prequels were made for. I don't care about CGI or even lightsaber duels. I couldn't name much of the ships/technology. The romance is secondary to me. But the characters and the themes of the prequels were what resonated with me. As for the originals, nothing beats the father/son storyline for me as I am a sucker for redemption tales. Nothing gets me like the last moments of ROTJ. This was super long winded but I had to say my piece."