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#789 - funkydiscomaggot (07/18/2016) [-]
All good opinions, some of which I wish I wrote in mine that I didn't think of at the time. We can agree that the prequels aren't bad only that they are simply okay. I'm not sure how exactly Lucas totally dropped everything and this was what everyone got, but it probably had to do with not taking so much advice from others or something. When I detailed on my shitty opinion, I was thinking about keeping the idea of the prequels there but with some minor touches. So here are some extra thoughts.
Now you're completely right, that Episode I should've been more about the adventure of Qui-gon and Obi-wan, as politics weren't intense in that film. And yes, Anakin's mom was a slave, that's why he's a slave. Even when Episode I went on about economic and political shit, the movie didn't show it for it to actually have mattered, so it shouldn't totally be in there. I feel the reason why Maul was such a good villain was that he was a stereotypical bad guy. He is red, wears black, has horns, red lightsaber, etc. He doesn't say anything except for "AT LAST WE WILL HAVE REVENGE"
Now this is when the state of the Republic should be slowly showed to us. Since you pointed out some really neat things already, I'll talk about the Clone War itself. The CIS was totally ruled out as the bad guys, which I can't get behind. The CIS should've had really good reasons to have gone to war, which they did but was never stated. They fight for; free trade, independence, end corruption, and right to monopolies or some shit. To some people, this is good stuff. While clone troopers are super disposable, the Battle of Geonosis is eye-candy with lasers and explosions. This is bad in my opinion, it should've had clone troopers screaming out in pain due to losing limbs and battle droids with their small independent thought, have doubts of the battle.
So again, the war isn't as violent as it should be, considering that in Episode VI someone straight-up flew into a command bridge. I think we already covered everything that could be said about Episode III, so thinking about more things is going to be a pain. I remember in a scene with Anakin and Padme in a neat penthouse on Coruscant, Padme wonders if she is on the right side of the war, since the CIS is fighting to end corruption which is never said, I only know through EU , and that's one of her goals as a senator which is stated in the Animated Series . This scene was abruptly ended by Anakin saying "YOU'RE STARTING TO SOUND LIKE A SEPARATIST." I could never truly enjoy the fight between Anakin and Obi-wan on Mustafar, as they literally do all these weird flips and coordinated moves, which could be excused with that they have the force and know where their enemy is going to strike and have hyper-senses. The fight is more "OOO HOLLYWOOD ACTION" than it is super-mario-emotional-bros fighting each other.
If I was to write the prequels, I don't feel like it would do any better at all, but be around the same quality of what they are right now.
#790 - captainspankmonkey (07/18/2016) [-]
At this point, I'm out of ideas to talk about since we practically covered all the major points. And don't think we are that nip-picky to go into shit like "WHY THE DIALOGUE ABOUT SAND COULD HAVE BEEN MORE MEANINGFUL".
Also I just remembered this review series existed, which is pretty much discussing the same shit. (hell in the Episode 2 ones, he mentioned the Clones being unrelatable and all that.)