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PT Your Least Favorite Scene from the Prequels

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Garrett Atkins, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Garrett Atkins

    Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight star 4

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    So what is your least favorite scene from the Prequel Trilogy? Mixed in with some great scenes are some scenes that make you fast-forward. Mine has to be the fireplace scene in AOTC. The way Padme is luring Anakin and Anakin's "The closer I get to you, I can't breath" line are some scenes that make me fast-forward. I enjoy a lot of scenes in AOTC, but this one is just... no. Anyway, what is yours?
     
  2. HevyDevy

    HevyDevy Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm just gonna be lazy and go with the droid-factory sequence becasue it is the first that comes to mind. Way too much cgi and I don't really feel any suspene when Padme is in danger. Besides that scene it would have to be another from AOTC, possibly something from Kamino or perhaps an AOTC Yoda scene, as his lines in this movie seem far detached from how we see him in other episodes. The rest of the saga is gold :p
     
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  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I turn ROTS off at the ruminations scene, so every scene after that.

    Also, the scene in Jamilla's palace in AOTC. "Excuse me, I'm in charge of security here, milady!" You're also making an ass of yourself. Shut up.

    I don't fast forward over it but the scene with Anakin and Obi-Wan in Padme's apartment is about as bad.
     
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  4. Carbon1985

    Carbon1985 Jedi Knight star 3

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    It would have been funny if Queen Jamilla would have said to Anakin, "It's comments like this that ruin it for me when I see you as the cool Darth Vader in the OT movies!"
     
  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    If Vader from ANH had gone back in time to AOTC, he would have Force choked himself.

    What a GFFA time paradox that would create.
     
  6. Carbon1985

    Carbon1985 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Additional scene in ANH:

    Luke to Obiwan: You're telling me you built a time machine.....out of an X-Wing Fighter?

    Obiwan: We have to go back and time and talk to your father about being a whiny punk right before the Clone Wars!
     
  7. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    I'd have to say the asteroid field in AOTC. Though the seismic charges were cool, the whole sequence (and Obi-Wan's hiding move in particular) seems like a misguided attempt to appeal to "ESB is the best ever!!!" fan sentiment.
     
  8. Jedi Jabba

    Jedi Jabba Jedi Youngling

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    It is hard to decided so many ones were bad and many were actually good.
     
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  9. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    That's why they stopped at that jawa sand crawler.

    Scrap metal parts.

    "I need fuel!"
     
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  10. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    For me, it's a multi-way tie among all scenes with Ani and Padme on Naboo. The "romance" dialog makes me throw up in mouth a little lot.
     
  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    That never bothered me because it was supposed to be stupid.

    And the balcony kiss was hot. :p
     
  12. Samnz

    Samnz Jedi Master star 3

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    Darth Vader in the OT was not cool.
    While Anakin's whininess and immaturity in the PT were a reflection of his perceived lack of power (powerless to save people close to him, restricted by the Jedi etc.), Vader's still evident immaturity stems from him having too much power now (choking people just because they disagree with you, lack of rationality and far-sightedness etc.).

    Least favourite scene: the Obi-Wan and Grievous chase scene.
    Obi-Wan engaging Grievous is fine and their fight on the platform is satisfying as well, but the chase is just...uninspiring and pointless, isn't it? I heard Steven Spielberg worked on a 45 minutes Obi-Wan/Grievous chase sequence and THAT's the best of it? Seriously?!?
     
  13. Beezer

    Beezer Jedi Master star 4

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    +1. The scene was absolutely pointless and did nothing but give some CGI workers some fat paychecks. It resolved nothing and didn't advance the story one bit. If that scene had been, say, a conversation between 2 people in a room, it would not have made the final cut of the movie. But since so much went into it, it did.
     
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  14. Beezer

    Beezer Jedi Master star 4

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    That scene is on the Blu-ray, but it really does go on too long.
     
  15. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm not a fan of ANH or ESB Vader either, but he still would have Force-choked AOTC Anakin for refusing to ST*U during that scene.
     
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  16. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Huh. You know, while I have a definite singular "worst" scene for the OT, nothing really comes to mind for the PT. There are probably more scenes overall that don't really work - especially in AOTC - but I can't think of any scenes that completely don't work.
     
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  17. VanishingReality

    VanishingReality Jedi Knight star 3

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    Now that I think about that part of the movie, I'm in agony. The more I think about the fireplace scene the worse it gets. I'm haunted by the dialogue that shouldn't in the movie. What can I do? If you're suffering as much as I am, please tell me ;-;
     
  18. topgoalscorer_no11

    topgoalscorer_no11 Jedi Master star 3

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    I think the scene where Yoda and Obi-wan go through the surveillance footage in RotS is really bad.

    Ewan McGregor is pretty good overall as Obi-Wan, but he struggles in that scene.

    Badly written dialogue. And who thought such a terrible revelation would be best expressed by having them stand around watching CCTV footage?

    One of the occasional missteps which blight a very good film.
     
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  19. Darth Dominikkus

    Darth Dominikkus Jedi Knight star 3

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    I really don't like the scene where Obi-Wan confronts Padme about Anakin turning to the dark side. He almost laughs when he says that Anakin killed younglings. I just see that scene as awkward and pathetic.
     
  20. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, like floating cows.



    #Priorities.
     
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  21. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You know just a few days ago I'd probably have gone with the droid factory scene in AOTC, but having watched it over the weekend I realized how close it is to one of my favorite scenes of the OT (without completely ripping it off of course), the trash compactor scene in ANH. The situation the characters are in just gets worse and worse as they try their hardest to escape. It's really a fun scene and I've found new appreciation for it. And having Artoo save the day helps too. I still don't like Threepio's part in it (I don't mind him swapping heads with a battle droid but the part when he's pushed from the ledge and lands on the worker droid who lifts him up into the air, shakes him around before dropping him is unnecessary IMO.)

    As for my least favorite scene, I'd have to go with two that I just find incredibly hard to sit through. The scene when Anakin pulls his lightsaber on the Jedi younglings and when he chokes Padme are just brutal to watch. I understand that Lucas was trying to show that Anakin had gone completely over to the dark side but it really makes it hard to feel any sympathy at all for him after watching those scenes. I'd have preferred it if Anakin was shown fighting adult Jedi and with Padme I'm not sure how you get her out of the picture to allow the two Jedi to fight but I'm not a fan of the solution they came up with.
     
  22. Visivious Drakarn

    Visivious Drakarn Jedi Master star 3

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    Hm, the least favorite PT scene...
    Probably Padme & clonetrooper where she says to him that they must go to that hangar. It's obvious plot hole so...
     
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  23. Beezer

    Beezer Jedi Master star 4

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    I protest, sir, I protest! Not only do I like the scene but I love the background music John Williams whipped up for it.
     
  24. Darth Dominikkus

    Darth Dominikkus Jedi Knight star 3

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    What about Ewan's expression though?!
     
  25. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I never noticed anything off about his expression, though the scene failed for me anyway because "younglings" is such a hard word to take seriously.