Top Ten Reasons the Star Wars Prequels Aren't that Bad


The Top Ten

1 They tell the story of Darth Vader.

They turn Vader into arguably the most sympathetic of all fiction

Yeah, it was a well-needed story. - micahisthebest

Whether you liked how it was told or not, the tragic backstory of Darth Vader I believe was effectively told. - GrimmShady

2 They introduced a new generation of fans.

Yeah its no ones fault they weren't born when A New Hope came out.

The prequels allowed for thousands of new fans to join us in experiencing the amazing Star Wars films. - GrimmShady

Like me... - micahisthebest

3 A fan proved that they can be amazing with a little bit of editing.
4 The lightsaber duels were amazing.
5 They gave us a deeper understanding of the Sith.

They weren't mentioned at all in the original trilogy

Thanks to the prequels, we now have a much wider knowledge of the Sith. - GrimmShady

6 Ewan McGregor delivered an excellent performance.

Hayden Christensen may not have satisfied us fans so much, but Ewan McGregor certainly did. - GrimmShady

Yes he did, a great one. - micahisthebest

7 They teach you more about Sidious.

In certain cases, it is good for someone's past to remain a mystery, but the Original Trilogy did not touch on how Sidious to power at all. I like that the prequels effectively told us how Palpatine rose to power while still keeping his past somewhat of a mystery. - GrimmShady

8 The space battles were so much better than all of the space battles in the originals.

Opening to episode 3. Period.

Once you have seen the sequences in the prequels you will be incredibly underwhelmed by the battle in the OT. - GrimmShady

9 The sound effects and music were outstanding
10 Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars film after Empire Strikes Back.

Totally true! But 4 and 6 were awesome as well.

The Contenders

11 The CGI was good.
12 They tell the story of Obi Wan Kenobi.

Aside from Darth Vaders past, we learn a lot about Obi Wan. And while I believe the films should have touched a bit more on Anakins friendship with Obi Wan, and a little less on this weird forbidden love story, you can clearly see that Obi Wan and Anakin are brothers, and that they have a great respect for each other. This makes that duel between Obi Wan and Vader in A New Hope all the more emotional. - GrimmShady

13 They added so much to the Star Wars universe.

The Clone Wars T.V. series is but one amazing product of the prequels. These movies truly gave us so much more to explore. - GrimmShady

Yeah, it added SOOO much! - micahisthebest

14 We saw Yoda in action.
15 We learned more about what The Force is.
16 They have awesome villains.

Awesome villains, unlike the originals which didn't have much, although Darth Vader was great! - micahisthebest

Example Darth Maul Jango Fett and Count Dooku - christangrant

17 The Obi-Wan vs Anakin Fight was awesome.

I have to admit, it was probably the best of the prequels. - micahisthebest

18 We learned more about the Jedi and Sith.
19 They tell you more about Boba Fett.

Yeah, it actually does. - micahisthebest

Many people will disagree with me on this but I personally didn't mind the backstory provided for Boba Fett. A lot of people said that it made Boba Fett less mysterious and cool, but I think that seeing his dad's head lobbed off before his own eyes is what began Boba Fetts path from the cowardly and admittedly annoying little clone to the rutheless mysterious,bounty hunter we all know and love. - GrimmShady

20 They were creative.
21 George Lucas created them.
22 They were original.
23 They were much more emotional
24 They introduced new, amazing planets
25 There were very powerful scenes.
26 Jake Lloyd was only in one prequel
27 Jar-Jar is more ugly than annoying
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Top Remixes

1. The lightsaber duels were amazing.
2. They tell the story of Darth Vader.
3. The sound effects and music were outstanding
1. They introduced a new generation of fans.
2. A fan proved that they can be amazing with a little bit of editing.
3. They gave us a deeper understanding of the Sith.


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