Top 100 Things You Love About The Prequels

Every now and then, somebody starts a worthwhile thread at TFN. The latest one asks for the top 100 things you love about Eps I-III.

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8 Responses to “Top 100 Things You Love About The Prequels”

  1. Paul F. McDonald Says:

    Okay, weird things.

    One, I go to the TFN forums for the first time in like six years.

    Two, I see that thread and go to post on it.

    Three, I find myself posting a response right after you!

    I guess the Force did guide us.

    Jedi-Hippie

    P.S. What is the state of the JCF these days?

    • lazypadawan Says:

      The prequel forum is haunted by the same cadre of trolls who post the same stuff over and over. You can see the mod, Mr. I’m On The Fence, is already threatening to close the thread.

  2. oxward321 Says:

    I wouldn’t know where to start! I LOVE EVERYTHING about them! 🙂

  3. Paul F. McDonald Says:

    The same cadre of trolls that have been on there for a decade?

    Wow.

    Hard to believe they haven’t given up.

    Kinda sad.

    P.S. I found out that back in the day, the JCF forums were basically being moderated by fourteen year olds. Don’t know if that particular trend still continues …

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Perhaps that didn’t come out right. Not the same guys since 1999 per se (although thanks to Sockdom, maybe they are), but it’s a group of a few guys who post the same stuff over and over. If someone tries to start a thread with a positive tone, they try to rain on the parade. Granted this class of troll isn’t nearly as vicious as the ones you’d find 10 years ago, but it’s obnoxious nonetheless.

      • Paul F. McDonald Says:

        That class of troll probably died of shock when they realized all their years of trolling have accomplished nothing and SW is bigger and better than ever.

        Of course, that may be expecting a bit more self-knowledge than they’re capable of, but still …

  4. Bob Clark Says:

    I’m frankly glad that I gave up frequenting the Force.Net boards, because frankly all they do is hold you back. “Star Wars” and Lucas’ work in general remain some of my favorite films, but they are by no means the only films I enjoy. Granted, try to talk about Lucas seriously in the same sentence as guys like Godard or Fellini and you’re likely to recieve a hostile reception as well, but that’s the way it’s always been with serious critics, so it’s to be expected. But oftentimes you’re lucky, and find people who are open minded enough to tolerate your opinion, or even sometimes agree with it. That’s a whole lot better than you’re likely to get from John Q. Basher.

    I like writing about “Star Wars”, and I’ll admit that I knowingly drive my cinephile buddies crazy by focusing on those movies when they’d rather devote all their time to obscure Asian indies and Terrence Malick nonsense, but at the end of the day Lucas’ work represents the beginning of my love of cinema, not the end of it. The sad thing with bashers is that they spend all this time and effort devoted to an angry and ugly conversation about something that they hate, instead of love.

    • Paul F. McDonald Says:

      Well said, Bob. I have a little formula I like to flash around. I call it the Fluff-Depth Principle, or FDP for short.

      To put it simply, I personally am always going to enjoy the bits of culture – whether movies, TV, books, etc. – that look fluffy on the outside but actually have layer after layer of hidden depth on the inside. That, to me, is infinitely preferable to having something seem all deep and complex on the surface but when you dig around a little it’s just pure cotton candy on the inside.

      I often compare The X-Files to Buffy here.

      I guess my point is, don’t be afraid to be fluffy. Or something.

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