I grew up with the mindset Phantom Menace was the worst of the prequels; which admittedly was influenced by the fan consensus.
I still don’t think TPM is necessarily a good movie, but of the three prequels, it felt the most like a Star Wars movie.
I had more fun at the theatre when they re-released it in 3D during 2012 than I did during the Avengers, Skyfall, and The Dark Knight Rises.
I also thought Attack of the Clones was awesome when I first saw it at my friend’s birthday party during opening weekend.
Nowadays, I find AOTC to be the worst of the prequels by a distant mile.