Latin Post: Marginalizing Prequels Is A Bad Move

David Salazar at the Latin Post says the TFA marketing is marginalizing the prequels and it’s a bad idea:

The film itself is not a reason for concern as a new “Star Wars” movie is undoubtedly a reason to celebrate for fans around the world. The problem is the way the marketing of the film has been handled, how it is increasingly becoming a divisive strategy, catering to a specific crop of fans while, possibly, unknowingly polarizing another group of fans within the franchise.

I for one applaud the fact prequel fans are finally getting more jobs in the professional media.



8 Responses to “Latin Post: Marginalizing Prequels Is A Bad Move”

  1. mes520 Says:

    Same here!

  2. kenkraly2004 Says:

    it’s interesting. I don’t think it’s that extreme yet Star Wars Fans. But good points made in the article even though their are some points I don’t agree with in the article. Again it’s the mainstream media making a big deal out of this not J.J. Abrams / LFL / Disney. J.J. was being funny in the interview with MTV he did not attack the prequels intentionally. Star Wars is in a new era and it’s time to move forward with The Story not backwards plus remember where still seeing stuff set in the prequel era like Star Wars Rebels set between Episode 3 and Episode 4 right in the middle of both PT and OT Era’s. I enjoy all the films all 6 of them including The Prequels and will enjoy the new films coming out in the next few years. Once The Force Awakens hits movie screens in 4 months time our concerns about the movie will be put to rest. And most importantly The Force Awakens will honor all eras of Star Wars so lets not get too worried yet.

    • Stefan Kraft Says:

      Enjoy the ride, kenkraly2004!
      Whether our concerns will be put to rest I cannot tell. Let’s say that the article is a good summary of the questions several here on SWPAS have.

    • Wizardman Says:

      “Star Wars is in a new era and it’s time to move forward with The Story not backwards”

      I keep seeing and hearing this (including on Rebel Force Radio and other podcasts), but it makes no sense to me. If this were about moving forward into a creative and new era of Star Wars, those people who are upset would not be upset. The reason those people are upset is because Disney/Lucasfilm appear to be regressive, rather than progressive, in its approach to Star Wars. Instead of expanding on what they have in creative ways, they appear to be sweeping half of the saga under the rug and focusing on representing and recreating the oldest Star Wars there is.

      Those people WANT new Star Wars films that build on the previous six but are bold and new. They DON’T want half of the films they love generally thrown aside except for when the powers that be feel like using the myths built up about them to sell their new stuff.

      I sincerely hope these new movies push Star Wars forward in their own ways and don’t just rely on nostalgia and callbacks. I’m hoping this nonsense is all part of the marketing strategy and played no part in how the films were made. I’m going to watch The Force Awakens with an open mind and let it stew. I will not forget that Disney/Lucasfilm decided to trash (somewhat passively) half of the films that I love to sell their new one. I’ll try not to let that influence my opinion, of course, but they’ve left a sour taste in my mouth, that’s for sure.

  3. M. Marshall Says:

    So glad they name dropped people I know like “Clone Corridor” and Paul F. McDonald and Mike Klimo. Now if only I could start writing for Barnes and Noble’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog so that there could at least be one prequel lover to balance out those OT-only jerks.

  4. Chris N. Says:

    I didn’t like the use of the term “prequel gushers”, and there are some misinterpretations of our position regarding this whole issue. The problem is not the use of pratical effects. It never was. The problem is the implication that there weren’t any in the prequels and that pratical is better than CG when both are valid tools that have their advantages and disadvantages.

    The whole “return to pratical effects” is a lie because it was always present in all six movies.

    • Hunk a Junk Says:

      It’s not only a lie based on facts (as we’ve documented many times) but it’s a clear strategy based on JJ’s comments and the talking points the cast and crew have been given (never underestimate the power of paychecks and future paychecks to keep people towing the company line). Notice how there are no former crew members or actors from the PT daring to step forward to call BS on all this. “Um, I remember building sets and models and creatures, guys…” Why not? Because they all need jobs and who wants to go against Disney?

  5. madmediaman Says:

    I concur with this article wholeheartedly.

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