Should we disregard the 'Star Wars' prequels? | The Tylt
Should we disregard the 'Star Wars' prequels?
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.