Shitposting aside, can we agree that this is the best scene of the prequels? The acting is good, the light saber fight is the best one of the series, and the CGI was tame.
Heh, yeah that's me on the floor burning alive. Did you know that you should never front flip towards a Jedi Master from the low ground? Let me tell you, I sure did learn that day. Now if you want to know how I got here, we're gonna have to a go a little ways back.
>CUT TO SHOT OF PADME DYING IN CHILDBIRTH
Woah! A little too far there. This story doesn't start for a few more years. Roll the tape a bit more.
>SHOT OF HIM ON TATOOINE FADES IN
Hey hey, who's that handsome little tyke there. You see, this is where I grew up, Tatooine, the most BORING planet in the galaxy. I was a slave to the biggest jerk here too, a Toydarian named Watto. But then I met ol' Qui-Gon Jinn, and let me tell you, my life changed forever.
Was it really that difficult to make Anakin's fall less retarded? How hard is it to portray a man falling victim to his base emotions or something>
Instead in the movie we get
>pls, Hitler, save my wife who has absolutely no health issues
>you know, I actually lied I can't save her, go kill children now
>oh ok, I'll serve you forever
he really had no choice when he attacked the black dude
also he nevers says he can't save her, just that he wasn't powerful enough by that time
anakin's fall is the greatest thing in the entire series
>The acting is good
From my point of view the acting is evil
I dont know, the only scene I remember liking from the prequels was when Darth Maul showed up with his twin light saber, but I was in like 6th grade. By the time II and III came out I was older and felt pretty underwhelmed or angry with most of it.
Regardless of your opinion of the prequels as a whole, you have to admit that shot where they clash and grab each others arms while the lava and music rise is one of the best in any of the star wars movies
This is why I hate being called a millennial, a distinction needs to be made between people born in the 90s and in the 80s. Kids who grew up with the internet and didnt see the OT as kids need fucking CGI backflips and lava and all kinds of stimuli, and think the realistic fencing/kendo inspired duels are boring.
The fuck are you talking about? I'm saying that particular 2 second shot is great, I'm not saying the prequels are fantastic and on par with 4 and 5, but they have some cool stuff in them
my favourite fight is ESB but I can still appreciate cool stuff from the prequels, don't try to pretend they were completely bad, they had some cool ideas, designs and moments even if they weren't great movies
>starting with the Toydarian
>not with Gardulla the Hutt
This is the best scene in prequels
No I'll always defend Lucas. He just shouldn't have been the director and surrounded by a bunch of sycophants too scared to tell him not all his ideas were gold.
The prequels had great worlds, great ideas, horrible scripts and execution.
Who cares if some bommers/gen x hate millennials, they were literally given everything they have on a silver plater
People legitimately think that the prequels are some of the worst movies ever made, for some reason.
They're quite bad, especially the first two, but at their worst they're just cheapo generic sci-fi movies, I'll never understand the enormous amount of hate they get.
that is my dad exactly
made adjusted for inflation like 60k stacking boxes for UPS in the teamsters and used it to pay for college
>unions are corrupt! businesses need to make a profit!
Yeah I agree, 4 was great because he had people to tell him no, 5 was great because he came up with the ideas and left the rest up to others while he worked on his businesses, then 6 there is a noticable drop in quality where he starts getting seriously involved and it seems a bit prequely at times
>Kershner is best known as the director of The Empire Strikes Back...Kershner was a surprising choice for such a movie. According to Kershner himself, he once asked producer George Lucas, "Of all the younger guys around, all the hot-shots, why me?" Lucas replied, "Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you're not Hollywood."
FUCK DISNEY AND FUCK JJ
They had potential to be really good, to tell a story really interesting. We wanted to see the fall of Vader, instead we got space jesus the whiny teenager who falls in love and turns bad.
Vader was not jesus, he did not turn bad for love, he was just a fascist.
>The acting is good
The acting reminded me of the cutscenes I use to see from Japanese PS1 games.
You change a couple of things around and you can pass this off as an animated cutscene for Mega Man X4.
IMO it wouldve been cool if Anakin fell to the dark side literally just because he wanted power, i don't mind the Padme story but I don't think his fall necessarily needed a justification other than a desire for more power
He also came up with the idea of the force and jedi in the first place, he came up with all of it, yes some of the stuff he came up with was shit, but he came up with tons of really cool stuff you love too, han solo, luke, vader, based sheev, all his creations too
The part where Anakin is getting grafted into the suit is pretty cool honestly
The high pitched whine fades out and he starts breathing and it's genuinely chilling
how about this
>No kid anakin
>He's a republic pilot from the start
>The best one in the galaxy
>Learns to be a Jedi from Obi-Wan
>Loves his country (Or galaxy goverment a.k.a. republic)
>Fights alongside his good friend obi
>Grows more and more patriotic
>By the third movie Palpatine tells Anakin they have to destroy a fucking separatist planet to win the war
>Millions of innocent people will die
>For the republic
>Jedi are TR8TRS to the republic
>From my point of view the jedi are evil
>Now it actually makes sense for someone to think that way
>Kill all jedi
>Hate Jedi, hate obi-wan
>Love the empire
>Love his country
No love story, no space jesus, coherent with old Vader, Obi's fascist good friend
Is renaming magic as "the force" really coming up with it? What about Magic wielding Knights?
Mashing sci-fi with fantasy was a good move that made Star Wars so fun, but was he even the first to do that?
I thought the internal conflict of the Jedi surrounding being unable to hate and unable to love would have been fruitful to explore in the youth whose passions run so strong. But they didn't go that route because the scripts were written by Lucas in 45 minutes on his isolated ranch
>>Learns to be a Jedi from Obi-Wan
Didn't the jedi have some bullshit rule about only training from childhood? I guess if that rule was never invented your idea would work.
In cannon, does anyone here know what the Jedi did to force sensitive people who they didn't train from childhood? Did they just kill then so they would never turn to the dark side or something?
I find this to be one of the best things to come out of the prequels.
Grievous is a monster in this.
I reMEMEbr a bunch of faoggoty hopping around and whining and eventually HIGH GROUND. Fight should have been 2 or 3 minutes instead.
Also, according to canon this is "Legends"?
What the fuck does that mean?
even those are tarnished by the fact they're established by dialogue or are to establish later dialogue.
So I'd go so far as to say the greatest scenes of the prequels are those that directly precede the credits, with the greatest being the last frame of the final second of episode 3.
> these are the same kind of people who shit on the prequels for having "bad writting"
please just stick to shitposting, never become a writer, or god forbid a producer...
Less consistent in quality, especially around the early seasons, but has actual character development and story, ends up delivering far more. And much, much, darker.
On the whole, the movie and season 1 are trash, 2's alright, 3's really good, and 4-6 are god-tier, better than the movies.
But that's basically what happened. He fell to the dark side because he wanted more power, to decide who should live and die, to right all the wrongs in the world. That's repeatedly demonstrated throughout all three prequel movies.
REMINDER THAT DEFENDING THE PREQUELS IS LITERALLY REDDIT:
>20 minutes of choreographed tapping lightsabers together, balancing on poles, flying on robots, bullshit ending
>best in the series
You're having a laugh mate. The sad thing is there's an incredible, emotional scene in there somewhere. Here's how to fix it:
>leading up to the confrontation, how about we actually see some friendship between these two?
>cut the bulllshit tightrope walking, rope swinging, floaty droid crap and shorten the length of the duel. No swordfight could/would realistically last that long, especially without at least few nicks and cuts
>make it look like a swordfight and not like a rehearsed dance. There should be some power striking, guard-bashing, parrying of blows that actually look like they're aimed at the body
>make Anakins loss not stupid. Like he's getting more and more furious as the fight continues, thus his strikes become clumsy and unfocused, allowing Obi to get in a light hit or two before "disarming" him. That high ground shit, even though it spawned some rad memes, was terrible writing.
I will give it props for the spectacular environment, use of practical effects in the lava river (sometimes), and the Battle of the Heroes soundtrack.
>Changes frame to this
>Red arrow points to Anakin's head
Yeah, you see that little kid over there, that is me
If your favorite prequel scene doesn't have Sheev your opinion is wrong