PT What do you LIKE about the prequels

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by WhiskeyGold, Nov 17, 2013.

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  1. bigtukker Jedi Grand Master

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    Even on a thread about what we like about the PT, some even manage to discuss the bad things about it.
    • Most species (Togrutas, Dugs, Neimodians, Kel'Dor, Pau'an, even Gungans and especially Nautolans)
    • Pretty much all locations
    • Cool characters (Anakin, PT Obi-Wan, Padmé, Kit Fisto, Plo Koon, Jarael Poof, Qui-Gon, Maul, Sidious, Yoda, Nute)
    • Connection with OT
    • The lightsaber battles.
    • The Clone Troopers were badass
    • Badass Sidious
    • Badass Yoda
    • The Prophecy
    • Obi riding a dragon
    • The politics
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  2. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    This!
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  3. Krivlos_Arkh Force Ghost

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    That's a weird question. What do you like about Star Wars? For me, prequels are quintessential Star Wars. PT made the universe a truly huge, versatile and believable place with politics, wars, forbidden love, etc. it's not black and white like OT.
  4. Oberst Hans Landa Jedi Grand Master

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    *leaves room*
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  5. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    This is definitely one of the things I love, too. In retrospect, you can see that having the OT as the "forestory", despite the stylistic similarities of both trilogies, was really a carrot that George Lucas dangled in front of viewers in order to craft a new piece of art and explore his taste for epic mythology and the medium of cinema: a commentary upon and an expansion of what came before, yet also something eccentric, layered and ambitious enough to stand on its own.

    Brings a deeper meaning to Vader's "breath" at the end of TPM. It's the maker's signature. It is, as the sound suggests, the maker breathing a sigh of relief and saying, "Phew! I made it back!" -- because, really, he might never have. The very fact that the prequel trilogy was committed to being made is, in my opinion, hugely significant in itself. By returning, GL turned theory into reality, and collapsed that which was perpetually in potentia into something tangible and knowable.

    In returning to craft the PT, GL made a stand for himself, for the saga he helped create, and for his beloved art-form in general.
  6. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    The OT nor the PT is black/white. It's simply that most choose to see this grey Saga that way and given how the presentation is indeed grey yet the Jedi attempt to force a black/white view it isn't surprising most follow the pattern.
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  7. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    The new worlds. Loved how each contrasted each other, as it did in the OT.
  8. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah I love this post. You rock sir.
  9. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    :D
  10. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    Thank you for the encouragement! I just have been here too long to know that loving the PT for the lightsaber battles isn't one of the "legitimate" reasons to like them!
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  11. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    I love this gif. I always will, despite the jokes made about it.
  12. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    The pod race was one of my top three reasons why I love the PT. I wish that there would have been more of an involvement with them in the PT. Maybe we'll get a glimpse of them again in the new movies to come[face_dunno]
  13. GGrievous Force Ghost

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    Impressive rotoscoping. :p
  14. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    Thanks so very much!!
  15. Katarn's Beard Jedi Knight

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    I actually loved the extensive use of CGI, without it The Battle of Geonosis and the Battle of Coruscant would have been impossible to make on the same scale.

    CGI also allowed the creation of unique creatures and locations that really expand and bring life to the Star Wars universe.
  16. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    So much of them were actual locations and miniatures composited together.
  17. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    I did enjoy the use of CGI in the PT when it comes to the locations and beauty of the different planets. I loved looking at the landscapes.
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  18. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    ROTS' CGI was totally overblown, and it sucked.
  19. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    The title of the thread is "What do you LIKE about the prequels"...

    If you don't like the CGI, why not mention something you did like? Such as the people of Utapau, for instance, and the work of the costuming department in bringing them to life? Or the use of real volcanic explosions for Mustafar?
  20. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry, I should have quoted the post above, but I forgot. My bad.

    What I liked? I liked the lightsaber battles, Qui-Gon (despite the fact he wasn't necessary, IMO), Maul, Dooku, and the Clone Wars (not the show!) to name a few.
  21. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    I feel like Jinn was necessary in the aspect that we see who taught Obi-Wan and how his decision was made based off of Jinn's. He didn't play a huge role in the movies but I think he was somewhat necessary.
  22. banthatracks74 Jedi Knight

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    What did I like about the prequels? Pretty much everything. But in particular the way Lucas' love of cinema shone through, silent films such as Sign of the Cross, John Ford westerns and Kurosawa films. The way he incorporated elements of 'The Hidden Fortess' into 'The Phantom Menace' in a much bigger way than he did in 'A New Hope'. The 'armies rising from the grassy plain' quote of 'Ran' being brought to imaginative visual life in the imagery of the battle droid army rising to its feet in the end battle of 'Phantom Menace'.

    I love how Lucas remained true to his slightly corny, naive vision of the saga. THIS is Star Wars. This is a tone that JJ Abrams will never be able to duplicate. I appreciate and understand exactly what Lucas was doing with the prequel trilogy. I hope he knows that some fans are behind him, and that the detractors are a vocal minority.
  23. markdeez33 Jedi Grand Master

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    TPM:
    Naboo Palace scenes
    Sio Bibble (dude is hilarious)
    Qui-Gon & the brilliant performance of Liam Neeson
    Everything about Darth Maul
    Coruscant, the Jedi Council room looks awesome
    Duel of The Fates


    AOTC:
    CGI Yoda
    Kamino
    Dexter Jettster
    Street scenes in Coruscant
    Jango vs Obi-Wan
    Across The Stars theme
    Anakin slaughtering the Tusken Raiders
    Anakin visiting with the Lars family
    Yoda's EPIC lightsaber duel debut
    Count Dooku (Christopher Lee was brilliant)

    ROTS:
    R2 burning up the droids
    Anakin's fall to the dark side
    Anakin beheading Dooku
    Anakin vs Obi-Wan
    Mace confronting Sidious
    The opera scene
    Mustafar
    Utupau
    Obi-Wan blasting Grievous "so uncivilized"
    Order 66 scene
    Anakin's march on the Jedi Temple (really wish there was more of this scene)
    Obi-Wan & Yoda taking back the Jedi Temple
    Yoda vs Sidious
    Padme/Anakin/Obi-Wan confrontation on Mustafar
    Obi-Wan/Anakin post-fight dialogue
    Anakin becoming Vader (in suit)
    Sidious lying to Anakin about him killing Padme
    Yoda telling Obi-Wan about future training w/ Qui-Gon
    Bail Organa going to Jedi temple
    Basically the entire last hour of the movie, is flawless for me!!!
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  24. My young Padawan Force Ghost

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    The PT films are much more artistic than the OT films. I always enjoyed them for that reason.
  25. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    This is a great description of not only the PT, but the Saga as a whole.
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