I am one of not many Star Wars fans that actually enjoys the prequels. No, seriously. They are good movies. Nothing like the originals, of course. But they are good movies. I like Obi-Wan’s character, I think that Qui-Gon is awesome, the villains were epic and overall the movies were great.
The main reason most people didn’t like them is because they just don’t seem like Star Wars. And that is somewhat true. There were no stormtroopers, for example. But the story was better thought out. Now, I’m not saying that the story in the prequel trilogy is better than the story in the originals, but it’s still pretty good.
The prequels did a good job at what they were supposed to do. They were supposed to explain. And they explained perfectly all these questions: who was Obi-Wan, Why is there only a few Jedi left, who was Bobba Fett, who did Yoda use to be, how did Darth Sidious get so much power and many more.
But most importantly, it explained how and why Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side. It explained the emotional struggle he lived through. From an innocent slave on Tatooine, to an awkward padawan, to an angry Jedi to Darth Vader. The prequels showed perfectly how that little boy became the second biggest tyrant in the galaxy, without a lack of lightsaber fights, romance and explosions. Everything that Star Wars needs.
But for some reason the prequels were really hated movies. In fact, young Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin in The Phantom Menace, said that his childhood was ruined because of the hate that he in specific got for playing in the movie. He despised Star Wars ever since, not because of the movie itself, but because of the negative response he got for all of his hard work. He already played in a few movies before he played in Star Wars and dreamed of becoming an actor. But The Phantom Menace put him off acting till the rest of his life.
Thanks for reading this pie, and I’m sorry that it went in such a dark direction. This time instead of a picture I have a video for you. The following is a clip from The Simpsons: