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Saga The claim that Episode I "wasn't needed".

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by maranatusIX, Sep 29, 2021.

  1. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Force Ghost star 5

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    TPM is just as necessary for the PT as ANH is for the OT.
     
  2. rpeugh

    rpeugh Force Ghost star 4

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    Actually, throughout the 90s I felt exactly the same way. I wanted sequels, not prequels. I didnt see how a story about a good person turning bad would be exciting or interesting. Its was one of the reasons I went into TPM with zero expectations. But in my opinion, the way Lucas chose to execute the PT made it all work for me. Ironically, a lot of the things people complain about are for me what makes it work. The melancholy melodramatic tone which is so different from the OT is what makes it work. The fact that it takes itself a bit more seriously is also what helps make it work. And also the fact that he created this whole over arching layer to the story with the chosen one prophecy makes it work.
     
  3. IJjones41

    IJjones41 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    After I first saw ANH, I was surprised to learn that other movies had followed. I'm glad that Lucas had made 5 other films, but ANH could have easily worked as a stand alone film.
     
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