Should we disregard the 'Star Wars' prequels?
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Should we disregard the 'Star Wars' prequels?

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Hating on George Lucas for the "Star Wars" prequels is practically an American pastime. Some fans actually want Episodes 1-3 de-canonized, or just ignored in future "Star Wars" content. But others argue there's no way we can just forget about the prequels. There's even an argument from a small group of fans who believe the prequels are "secretly brilliant." Are the "Star Wars" prequels so terrible we should just pretend they never happened? 🌌

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#EmbraceThePrequels
60.6%
#IgnoreThePrequels
39.4%

In his article "10 Reasons Why The Star Wars Prequels Are Underrated," Michael Brown makes the case that Episodes 1-3 are not nearly as bad as they've been made out to be. Despite all the complaints about CGI, scenes like Anakin's pod race are amazingly executed.

We get to experience "the aura, athleticism and martial arts skills" of the Jedi at the height of their power. For dark side fans, "Revenge of the Sith" is dark as hell—way darker than "The Empire Strikes Back." We finally got to see the Clone Wars. There's some good stuff here!

But the prequels introduced so much stupidity into the canon—including the weird virgin birth of the "Chosen One," the Balance of the Force and the utterly ridiculous midichlorians. Can't we all just pretend they don't exist?

"The Force Awakens" barely acknowledged Episodes 1-3, choosing instead to focus on the legacy of the original trilogy. Let's make like J.J. Abrams, and act as though George Lucas's destruction of his legacy never happened.

Other fans make a strong case for why, even if you loathe the prequels, you can't just disregard them.

The "Secretly Brilliant" video got a lot of attention, and makes a good case for the quality of the story told in the prequels (if not the acting and the script).

But many fans say we should just ignore those embarrassingly awful films and delete them from our collective "Star Wars" memory. Screw you, Lucas!

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