As Though You Need Six Reasons…

starwars.com posted yesterday 6 Reasons To Watch The Star Wars prequels, a nice breakdown of things to appreciate about the films:

The Jedi were the peacekeepers of the galaxy, and they were many. Hundreds of Jedi served the Republic, and the prequels provide a glimpse into that world and life inside the Jedi Temple. It’s an opportunity to get to know Jedi other than Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi and to experience their wisdom, their fighting skills, and their blindness. When watching the new trilogy, you learn both how powerful and foolish the Jedi were.

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5 Responses to “As Though You Need Six Reasons…”

  1. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    It’s a start. Still sad we NEED something like this, but it’s definitely a start.

  2. M. Marshall Says:

    Amy Ratcliff is one of our best PT allies.

    • bansheegun Says:

      There should be more recognition for those in the spotlight who openly support the PT. I can think of a good many who would make that list 🙂

  3. Eduardo Vargas Says:

    Meh, the criticism of the Jedi is really getting annoying at this point. I kind of wish that people would take some of those jabs back, and Dave filoni should be more careful

    • Daniel Xie Says:

      I kinda think that given the flawed way the Jedi was portrayed in the PT and the EU, and their role in enabling Anakin’s fall through their no attatchments rule, it become easier to critique them by the audience.

      George Lucas had a Zoroastrian interpretation of dualism, that the darkness is evil and must be destroyed to preserve balance. However I am aware many fans intrepret balance of the force in the sense of a Chinese Yin-and-Yang, that both must balance each other out, and that Anakin had, or was predestined to destroy both the Jedi and the Sith as they were causing imbalance in some shape or form.

      And I will say that the EU to some extent supported these beliefs, we read about stuff such as what the Jedi did to the Sith species at the end of the Great Hyperspace War and wonder if the Jedi themselves truly represented the light, or were foolish and hypocritical to believe they did and that hubris sealed their fate. Even if one takes a Zoroastrian view of dualism, or a Christian view of good and evil, it is debatable if the Jedi Order as a whole truly represented all that was good, or had they strayed from the Light Side to some degree on their own.

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