Why Do People Hate the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy?

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by VulcanMindBlown, Mar 17, 2017.

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Why Do You Hate the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy the Most?

  1. The Actors

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    0.0%
  2. The Plot/Writing

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. The Era Shouldn't Have Been Explored

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  4. It Wasn't Like the Original Trilogy

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    2.4%
  5. Nearly Everything Was CGI

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    2.4%
  6. The Characters

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. Political Storylines

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    2.4%
  8. Too Many Shades of Grey

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    2.4%
  9. Dialog

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    2.4%
  10. George Lucas and the People He Put In It (Be More Specific)

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    4.8%
  11. There Is More Than One Best Reason to Not Like The

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    45.2%
  12. Too Childish

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    2.4%
  13. Too Evenly Matched Sides

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  14. The Action

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    2.4%
  15. Other (Comment Below)

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nope, no broad strokes at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion so that we can all understand each other a little better.

    Also, it's not a binary discussion of "I hate the PT" or "I love the PT" it's a discussion of reasons why people have the opinion they do. I personally enjoy hearing both sides of the equation and can empathize more as I understand more.
     
  2. Paradise City

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    I enjoy the way some of these threads are headlined with "hate" and then like clockwork everyone breathlessly scrambles to say "well..uh, uh, I don't hate it...."

    I don't hate 'em either. But I did find them long, over elaborate and the actors are miscast, and the acting is detached. It's the classic case of trying to fit in too many a-listers, they all wind up ill-fittingly cast.

    Now I haven't seen these films in years. Maybe they'd grow on me if I saw them again. But I'm not that motivated to revisit them though.
     
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  3. LJones41

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    I had ASKED if the person who started this thread was referring to "all" Star Wars fans.
     
  4. Smellmet

    Smellmet Commodore Commodore

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    Seeing Rogue One at the cinema really has re-invigorated my interest in the franchise, that's what compelled me to do a marathon watch the other Saturday. The hype for TFA got me more interested sure, but I enjoyed RO so much more in comparison, that I felt the need to revisit the stories again having not watched them in maybe five years plus.
     
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  5. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I reread their original post (listed below) and do not see a reference to "all Star Wars fans."

     
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  6. LJones41

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    Because I was the one who asked the question in the first place.
     
  7. ALF

    ALF Commodore Commodore

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    People just love to hate things.
    Some people prattle on endlessly about how bad Ghostbusters II is when they:
    a) haven't seen it since 1989
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    b) haven't seen it at all!!
     
  8. JD

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    But you were taking things to an extreme that really wasn't present in the original post.
     
  9. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    But why the extremes? OP was looking for the reasons people don't like the PT to articulate them, not broad strokes of the whole of Star Wars fandom.
     
  10. arch101

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    Don't hate them at all. In fact, I like the more epic scope compared to the original trilogy. Lucas' dialogue and direction is atrocious but there are good spots. The "B" story in AOTC involving Obi-Wan's bounty hunter mystery and where it leads him could be a good film all by itself.
     
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  11. Vorpal_Blade

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    Jar Jar pretty much ruined it for me.
     
  12. fireproof78

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    Which is why AOTC rates so highly for me. I wonder if TPM would have been more interesting if Obi-Wan had been on his own.
     
  13. DigificWriter

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    SOME people hate the Prequels; a vastly larger majority of people (both die-hard Star Wars fans and casual moviegoers) do not.
     
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  14. Smellmet

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    At least they remedied this after the first film.
     
  15. Gov Kodos

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    Jar Jar was the only entertaining part of that self-important, stick-up-its-ass series. The writing was one long trudge to give people origins that really didn't give any insight to anyone in 'A New Hope', It made Jedi like Yoda and Kenobi seem unbelievably dull-witted and short-sighted to not see what a lunatic Anakin was. The adult Anakin would have been more believable played by an actual piece of wood. In short, the idiotic muppet was the only thing remotely entertaining in a series that made Star Trek Nemesis seem like an enthralling character study of Shakespearean proportions.
     
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  16. DigificWriter

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    At this point, using Jar Jar as an excuse to bash on the Prequels is an illegitimate argument and the people who continue to rely on it have no credibility.
     
  17. fireproof78

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    That is similar to my view. The Jedi, the good guys, come out as looking incredibly short-sighted and ignorant of what's going on.
     
  18. DigificWriter

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    Which is entirely the point.
     
  19. fireproof78

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    So, I should want the good guys to lose?
     
  20. DigificWriter

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    ^ Because the Jedi's losses in the Prequel Trilogy directly set up the Rebellion 's victory later, yes.