Mamo 429: Star Wars Prequel Conversation Number 6,397

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Christmas is in the air, but more importantly, so is Star Wars – a lot of it, a truly nauseating amount of it really, but who are we to back away from the roaring fire of Star Wars contemplation that is the internet in the 4th quarter of 2015? So here’s yet another look at the much-maligned Prequel Trilogy, and George Lucas, and why things are the way they are.

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Kurt Halfyard
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Matthew Price
Guest

While I always appreciate a demonstration of Betteridge’s law that “article” is a real cheap shot. Also not funny, not even a little.

Kurt
Guest

To each their own. I watch them. I don’t hate them, there are small parts of each one that I in fact, like. But they are not in any way better than I remember them. So true. For me.

antho42@gmail.com
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The Prequels are similar to the Matrix Sequels. Lots of bad, lots good, and remain very watchable– but a letdown from what came before it, and are also easily mock (they are not forgettable films by any stretch).

Speaking of Devin Faraci, I am going to guess that Matt Brown hates The Canon. A podcast about “the film canon,” cohosted by Devin Faraci.

Andrew James
Admin

Only halfway through this episode so far, but Brown, did you get a chance to watch The Japanese overdub version of the prequel re-edit yet? I’d be curious on your thoughts. As this re-edit most certainly focuses around a main character (Anakin).

Andrew James
Guest

Price, I believe the quote you’re looking for regarding the sand in fist analogy is…

“The more you tighten your grip Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”

Matthew Price
Guest

No wonder that metaphor was rattling around in my head. Lucas should have heeded his own advice!

Philip Poirot
Guest

Watched Episodes I-III for this podcast. I was expecting Battlefield Earth (2000). What a disappointment!! These movies are somewhat bad(?!) but nothing like recent failures (Jupiter Ascending, John Carter, Battleship etc.) There are flashes of GENIUS everywhere. 🙂

There is nothing I can say that has not been said I’m sure but my impressions in short :
* Felt more like a 6-8 episode TV Series I binged. (Probably would have been better as a TV series than movies.)
* The Performer is trying to achieve his craftsmanship after coming out of a LONG retirement. Every hour is better than the previous hour.
* COUNTLESS visual ideas seem similar to AVATAR (I’m more familiar with.) I bet CAMERON and his artists have seen these movies more times than Star Wars fans.
* Lack of simplistic hero’s journey structure helped me to trace whatever character I chose to follow. I saw PALPATINE’S HOUSE OF CARDS. His rise to power with the help of his minions (Darth Corey Stoll, Jackie Sharp Dooku, Doug Stamper Skywalker etc.) IN EVERY SCENE the actions either help or hurt his Machiavellian Grand Plan. Quite Satisfactory. 🙂

Rick Vance
Guest

The Prequels also in a roundabout way allowed Genndy Tartakovsky to play with that universe and for the first 2 seasons of that Clone Wars thing he did it was pretty spectacular and short.

Philip Poirot
Guest

We Need to Talk About Kevin… #JessicaJones

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