Kind of Pro-PT Clickbait

Comicbook.com posted about a month ago (conveniently hidden during July 4 weekend) a listicle called “Five Moments We Still Love From The Star Wars Prequels.”  The things chosen during the slideshow are kind of obvious, there’s the usual laying down of cover fire, and there’s even an annoying typo that hasn’t been fixed, but it’s better than the usual.  Slightly.

Hey, it’s the middle of summer and things are slow…

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7 Responses to “Kind of Pro-PT Clickbait”

  1. Jacobesico Says:

    Apart form the needless snark at the beggining, that was a good article.

    Now let them try doing ten things that they love about the prequels.

  2. jayoungr Says:

    I liked the fact that they mentioned The Clone Wars because it shows that they more than just a superficial knowledge of Star Wars and the Prequel era. Could’ve done without the cover fire, though, and that typo really is unfortunate (“Some fans will protect them with their very lies,” in case it gets fixed at some point).

  3. lovelucas Says:

    I didn’t need the Clone Wars to understand what was lost. I’m a fan of them..but it’s all there in RotS – the brotherhood, the turning of the Clones and what it all cost.

  4. Hoggle Says:

    Those posters for the movie used in the article are great, the slight variations make them better than the originals to me, best pt posters have seen.

    TPM duel is best mix of spectacle, dramatic suspense, kinetic energy i’d say. Others are all good but TPM’s is best integration of story & action.

    The PTs have a lot of inexplicit story telling, it’s all there, just in different layers of narrative style. It seems to me, this was done purposely in a way corresponding to a broad 3 act by trilogy mythological cyclical form, thus the ambiguity inherent to the narrative’s first stage.

    I think it’s pretty obvious that for a significant segment, i wouldn’t say majority, that the editing of the last two in the trilogy particularly went too much for a central narrative drive when it’s drive really lay in the coming together of all it’s parts, due to the style; so you’ve kinda got now this dis-connected segment of it’s audience coming from one direction to try and latch onto what’s going on that’s abit of a cul-de-sac in a singular way when the grasp dis-connects from everything else.

    So RotS, which out of the three is often rated near the best or best of the series, unlike say tESB, it is often done with lots of qualifications about this, that or the other, being a drawback or with a little bit of unease.

    I think this resulted from the editing not reflecting the style of the narrative to the trilogy fully enough, as this fuller screenplay or script that was the working draft of RotS shows with it’s additional elements in the films arc.

    http://starwarz.com/starkiller/revenge-of-the-sith-revised-fourth-draft/#comments

    • lazypadawan Says:

      You really think all of the visceral and out of control campaign of hate had something to do with editing, which most people don’t understand? Not buying it.

      • Hoggle Says:

        Prequels’ bashing became a bandwagon for people to board is how I see it LP & don’t think the bandwagon itself is really related to the movies.
        I do think the style of PTs as a whole would have benefited from a diff. approach to the editing more in line with TPMs in the roundedness of it’s story telling; it has different issues that the other two don’t have but as far as editing goes I like it the best in relation to it’s part of the story.

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