Having nothing better to do I decided to watch it mostly because I hadn’t seen the prequels in a very long time and was curious about how they would make me feel and after watching them here are my thoughts:
The Phantom Menace: Honestly the first thing question that popped into my mind after watching it was: What the hell was all that about? Seriously, story-wise TPM feels so disconnected from the rest of the SW saga it doesn’t really feed into the movies that follow, and the plot is virtually nonexistant, just a cacophony random scenes cobbled together by a Lucas who has simply decided to let his imagination run wild taking advantage of the fact that the many factors that restrained him throughout the making of the original trilogy are long gone. TPM feel more like an unintentional parody of Star Wars than anything else, and Anakin, Obi-Wan, R2 and 3PO seem to be there only to remind us that this is supposed to be a SW movie. A waste of celluloid.
Attack Of The Clones: Every bit as illogical as TPM, and the overuse of CGI and green screen further enhances the feeling of disconnect that plagued its predecessor. Anakin and Padme are no doubt the most forced romance in movie history, two people who have absolutely nothing in common fall in love because the Skywalker twins have to be conceived somehow. I must confess however that I still enjoy the hell out of the lightsaber duel between Yoda and Dooku, even if makes absolutely no sense.
Revenge Of The Sith: Arguably the least disjointed of the prequels, the one that seemed to have a little bit more effort put behind it, and it is in fact the only one I don’t mind watching every once in a while.
I won’t give my thoughts on the OT because we all know them, we all love them and they will always have a special place in our hearts and minds, plus we all know how many of us feel about the incessant tweaking they’ve been subjected to.