The Phantom Menace is just boredom. The only reason why to watch it is the John Williams score and that it’s the best looking Star Wars prequel.
I actually LIKE AOTC (yes, I’m the one person who likes it). But still, the only thing I really like are the action scenes, because those are the only scenes in the whole prequel trilogy where I feel something and care about anything what’s going on.
Which means that ROTS is definitely the worst for me. It’s not even watchable. I honestly can’t say anything positive about the movie, except for John Williams’s score is brilliant as always. It LOOKS like a computer game, the story makes no sense, the acting is horrible, the actors stopped caring a long time ago, the dialogue is like it was written by a 8 years old… Well at least it’s funny if you’re drunk enough.
You’re not the only one. AOTC is the only prequel i can actually sit though. It’s still a bad film, but it has it’s moments. TPM , for me , was depressing when i first saw it, and that feeling is something i have never been able to shake off.
ROTS is just garbage. The dialogue alone is the worse in the entire saga. It’s also the film that has the most cringe worth moment in the entire saga too; the balcony scene. It was on TV the other day and i decided to give it another go. God, i wish i hadn’t. It’s actually worse than i remembered. On looks alone, it is the worse. Everything looks like a video game cut scene. Ian’s performance, from the moment he begins to battle Mace Windbag is horrendous and laughable. The god damn face pulling he does ( and the same during the Yoda fight). I’ve seen Pantomime villains less cheesy than him in this. And that god awful make up. erghhhh.
Then we have Chewie, who also looks like crap, suddenly fighting alongside Yoda and the Jedi. People seem to complain about fanservice to berate the New films, but my god, this one just throws stuff in for the hell of it, and does it badly. Padme is supposed to be this strong character that they set up in TPM, but with each film following, she becomes a pathetic shadow of that persona. By the end of this film , she is completely unlikeable. In fact, she becomes a selfish a**hole. She knew Anakin was a bad one, he admitted to slaughtering a whole tribe of Tuskens , including the women and the children, but she shrugged it off. Now she knows he killed the “Younglings” (yuk, that description is ridiculous) and she is pregnant. So what does she do? Gets all teary and depressed because Anakin has turned then loses the will to live. Erm, she’s about to give birth to her children. Surely she should be more concerned about her own god damn children than some moaning, evil piece of crap, who she knew years previous he was screwed up. But , no, she doesn’t give a crap about what happens to her children and dies in the most pathetic manner. ( and please don;t even mention that stupid fan theory that the Emperor drained her life to save Anakin).
Then you get to the end. This seemed nothing more than George sitting down and going “oh shit, i need to include this stuff and also include these explanations, but i spent too much time on other stuff. Oh, well,. i’ll just cram it all in at the end. Where’s my checklist…”.
There is just one moment in that whole film that is watchable. And that is the scene with Anakin and Padme , in separate parts of Coruscant, when Mace heads off to confront Palpatine. And that whole scene is done with visuals and no dialogue. Williams’ music also boosts that scene. But the rest, it’s just sooooo bad.