I just saw this reblogged on the Tumblr feed. Originally posted by anakin-skylord:
I’m tired of prequel bashing
I really am, I expect to see it on every article about Star Wars and even in some of the most unexpected places, I just wish people would realize that these movies are important stories and important to the history of the saga.
I think.. I really think it would be great if we could band together and be hashtag prequel positive, to see such an influx of prequel love and happiness and defense will surely get the attention of higher ups at Disney, Now I’m NOT saying they are ignoring the prequels or that they will or that anyone involved with the movies hates them or that they will be decanonized.. I’m just saying.. I wish it felt less like us prequel fans are sitting in the sidelines and waiting to be noticed.
We should talk about our prequel love, our favorite movies, scenes, why it’s important that Hayden acted as Anakin the way he did, the fact that Anakin was supposed to be that way, we should talk about our admiration of the worlds and the beautiful effects..CGI as well as practical.. those CG effects were done by people who spent a lot of time and have a LOT of skill to be able to do it and the fact that the prequels get shit on for CGI the most is an insult to every digital artist of any form out there.
We should take to the social media streets, to facebook and twitter, to buzzfeed, to youtube, to anywhere that will let us have a space, an opinion… We should not let ourselves be silenced as the thing we love is pushed to the background as a moment in history that still exists but will never be referenced or spoken about again.. We must speak out! We must talk about our love for everything the prequels had to offer (and if you could do it without “The prequels were great despite what they had to work with” and “The prequels SUCKED but I loved them” “I loved the movies, except Jar Jar” etc, Because that’s not prequel positive, that sounds like backhanded bashing and it’s weird when I read stuff like that from so called prequel likers/lovers or defenders.)
Be open about your prequel love! Rise up against the people who think the prequels have no merit, no importance and that the only fans are “stupid little kids that don’t know any better”
STAR WARS is love, and we should spread our love of the prequels to every corner on the internet until there is no question about it anymore, The prequels are here to stay, and they deserve respect and recognition!
A good day for that is…May 20, Prequel Appreciation Day!