For all the modern hate thrown at the Plinkett PT reviews, they did raise some solid issues and points about the shortcomings of the PT onscreen.
If the Plinkett reviews actually presented facts instead of opinions or reinforcing false claims I’d probably be able to take them seriously but they don’t. They merely reinforce the consensus of what their target audience believes to be true about the Prequels. Take anything you want from their reviews but it’s likely to be false claims or reinforcing what is already agreed upon by the person watching the reviews thinks are the “problems” with the films. Same with Chris Stuckmann and countless other “critics”.
The majority isn’t always right.
I consider the purpose of film criticism to be one able to challenge my thoughts and make me look at things in a different way. I’ll either agree and change my initial thoughts or I’ll stay the same with greater understanding why I feel as I do. I also see the artist above what critics and fans alike think.
Even without reinforcing a consensus or appealing to his target audience, or some sort of perceived majority. Whether you consider the purpose of film criticism to be A, B or C. Or if you want to dismiss him because you don’t agree with his views, style or content (and ‘countless other “critics”’). I think he raised some valid points and facts in his videos.
And that Fan Edits for the Prequels address many of the issues mentioned in his videos, fixing the parts of the PT films far better than George ever likely would. And also making them more enjoyable and coherent films in the overall Saga.
As for “reinforcing false claims”, you may want to take a look in the mirror. Send me a PM if you want to continue this conversation. Or not, it is up to you.