Look Ma, Another Pro-Prequel Buzzfeed Article!

Read it quick before Buzzfeed changes the title or throws it in the memory hole altogether!

(H/T Naboo News.)

Update:  The title was changed the next day to “If You Hated The Star Wars Prequels, You Probably Weren’t Paying Attention.”  Mike Klimo contacted the piece’s author (I did too but didn’t get a response) and he says it sounds like it was changed because the new headline tested better and got more clicks, shares, and engagements.  (Keep this in mind the next time anyone tries to convince you Buzzfeed is anything remotely close to a real news site.  It’s all about clickbait.)

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23 Responses to “Look Ma, Another Pro-Prequel Buzzfeed Article!”

  1. lovelucas Says:

    Glad to see it but alas, it’s a back-handed kind of deal since the author STILL manages to trash cgi Yoda. The comments are the usual, pathetic hatred.

  2. timontatooine Says:

    While I’m always happy to see a prequel-supportive piece, I find this one… kinda trash. It hardly goes into any depth, focusing instead on frivolities like how “Man Candy” Darth Maul was, or Qui-Gon’s “Luscious Locks”, or that the “rainy planet was pretty dope”. Rather than calling the attention of Buzzfeed’s audience to the character of Mace Windu and what he represented, and how that fueled Anakin’s fall, it gushes over his PURPLE LIGHTSABER. Plus the article falls into the usual habit of veiling several positive points with needless negative provisos.
    My complaints with the substance and tenor of the piece aside though, we’ve got to take what we can get. It won’t be changing any minds, but it’s a step in the right direction and a welcome candle in the darkness, especially coming from Buzzfeed, which hardly lends itself to profound discussion. As Decoy Amidala once said, it deserves our gratitude.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Yeah. You don’t go there for intellectual discourse.

    • Anticitizen One Says:

      You nailed it. Tired of seeing articles that mention positives but have to list a bunch negatives at the same time. It’s stupid. And the comments, of course, are the usual parroted BS. Funny how everyone becomes a filmmaker when it comes to the PT. “The script is terrible!” “The pacing is atrocious!” “CGI!” Give it a rest. Be original.

    • ladylavinia1932 Says:

      [quote]Rather than calling the attention of Buzzfeed’s audience to the character of Mace Windu and what he represented, and how that fueled Anakin’s fall,[/quote]

      What Mace Windu represented? Don’t you mean the entire Jedi Order?

  3. Jacobesico Says:

    I felt my brain shrivel up whilst reading that. It was nice of them, but they need to stop with the backhanded compliments.

  4. Branislav Marček Says:

    Speaking of Buzzfeed changing the title, they just did!

    https://naboonews.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/buzzfeed-changed-a-headline-which-said-the-star-wars-prequels-are-actually-amazing/

    • joe Says:

      some dumba** prequel hater must have b*tched about it f**k them

    • PegliOne Says:

      I guess they felt “Sorry haters” was too offensive for prequel haters to want to click on it. The first title (Sorry Haters, But The “Star Wars” Prequels Are Actually Amazing) is definitely stronger than what they changed it too, which is disappointing

  5. jayoungr Says:

    I noticed the backhandedness, but still posted in support. Didn’t want to let the “haters” have the comments section all to themselves.

  6. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    The author also managed to give both Hayden Christensen and Jake Lloyd a back-handed slap by ignoring Anakin’s character. I don’t mean to be hostile, but the author can take his article and keep as far as I’m concerned.

  7. andywylde77 Says:

    Buzzfeed? Who’s that? Just kidding. But for people like Buzzfeed, The Jedi Council on YT, Wheaton, Oswalt and Pegg really take the Dunning-Kruger Effect to new heights!

    But I don’t even bother with these articles anymore. Because 99 times out of a 100, I know I will get my blood boiling. So I just steer clear from them. Especially with a new SW film just weeks away, I am sure how the film is probably being praised before anyone has seen it. So I am sure the usual comments of “hurr durr this movie is better than the entire PT combined hurr durr!” But I myself will wait to see it first hand and make my judgement. Because on YT for the trailer, I seen many of those comments mentioned above.

    So basically there are some folks that can watch a 2 minute trailer and then declare it better than an entire trilogy. But I know I am just preaching to the choir here. Because the great people here already know this just as much or even more then myself.

    Peace

    • Jacobesico Says:

      I never bother with reading Youtube comments anymore when I watch Star Wars Videos on there and I listen to a lot of Star Wars Music. I also avoid sites such as Buzzfeed. I can literally feel my brain cells dying when reading such rubbish. As for The Last Jedi, I feel nothing towards it. I don’t love it, I don’t hate it, I just feel Meh. Although I noted a shot similar Revenge of the Sith where Anakin is leading the Clones to the Jedi Temple.

      But I’ve virtually exiled myself from Star Wars Fandom, save this site. But I am noting a lot of prequel memes.

      • andywylde77 Says:

        Yeah I agree. I am only looking forward to TLJ because I will get to see Luke in action. And comparing the trailer for this one against TFA one, makes me interested. But TFA set my expectations so low, that maybe TLJ might be bad but next to TFA it will probably be great. I do have some excitement for TLJ, but I do have a strange feeling that I am being set up for disappointment. We shall see…

  8. Moose Says:

    The article is not exactly what I would have written, but I appreciate the sentiment especially coming from such a hostile environment. Further evidence that the tide is turning?

  9. matt Says:

    That was.. surprisingly good read. Even if it was a little click-baity.

    The thing everybody misses about Jar Jar is that he’s annoying in-universe too.
    “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent” from Qui-Gon. “What’s this?” (as opposed to who’s this) from Obi-Wan. And the sheer horror of the local Gungan population whenever he returned to his stunning home city of Otah Gunga.

    He’s definitely Gungan Buster Keaton.

  10. Artiom Says:

    I used to think that Buzzfeed is a prequel bashing click bait site. I’m surprised it’s not their first pro-prequel article as far as I know. The tide is changing indeed.
    It’s a good thing, even though some complain that this article is not very deep in its content (targeted at geeks I assume). I left a supporting comment in the comment section (again, I’m glad I’m not thinly prequel supporter in th moment section there).

  11. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    Yes. To me Mace serves as a sort of avatar of the Order.

    For me, it has always been Yoda.

    I used to think that Buzzfeed is a prequel bashing click bait site. I’m surprised it’s not their first pro-prequel article as far as I know. The tide is changing indeed.

    This article sounds like one of those that praise a certain movie or television series, but is only willing to do so on a superficial level.

  12. andywylde77 Says:

    I finally got around to reading the article, didn’t really want to because I knew what I was in for. And even though the article was trying, or seemed like they were trying to put a positive spin on things. It still reeked of negativity. And then I went to the comments and seen all the lame garbage. Nothing new to see here,

    Move along.

    But I did laugh at some comments about people saying how TFA was “better acted” and “better directed.” And how TFA used so many practical effects. Did these people watch TFA? Because if they did, they would know that there really wasn’t any practical effects at all. I mean did these people think that some tents in a desert were top notch effects? Man, delusion is strong in these folks. Or the rebel base on a golf course? Yavin in ANH was 1000 times better and realistic. And that was part of a film with a 10 million dollar budget. While TFA had a budget of 200+ million dollar budget. So what is the excuse for TFA looking like they only had a 10 million dollar budget? But I just have to laugh at all the people who praise TFA with all of its marvelous use of “real sets” and tangible sets!” HAHAHAHA!!!

    And yet the PT go under constant scrutiny of being “CGI fests?” TFA, now that right there my friends was a true CGI fest.

  13. Darthqui-gon Says:

    I know know, everybody I’ve shown the saga to, there is only 6 films in the saga, no more no less! But any hoo all of the liked the PT much better. They didn’t care to much for the OT. Revenge of the Sith seems to top the list. Being the most emotional power in the saga. Nobody, even myself first time I saw and I knew what was going to happen, won’t The Choosen Anakin Skywalker to turn to the Dark Side. That’s how interesting the characters was, specially Anakin.Kudos to Hayden in given, in my opinion, the best performance in the whole Saga!

    • Darthqui-gon Says:

      God I can’t spell. Lol 🙂

      • Darthqui-gon Says:

        I might be off topic here but I NEVER read anything that has PT bashing.

        Fyi, I’m so sick and tried of Mark Hammil and the rest of the OT cast and crew it’s all the stuff we’ve heard for years now. Only person I’ll listen to is the master himself George Lucas!

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