Post by themusicdewd23 on Dec 28, 2017 15:07:02 GMT
Do you agree that Revenge of the Sith was the weakest film of the Prequels?
I think it was. And I've noticed as time has gone on and over a decade has passed by since Episode III came out, this has very slowly started to become consensus among the fandom and especially more hardcore PT fans like myself. Now don't get me wrong, just because Revenge of the Sith is the weakest film of the Prequels or possibly the weakest film of the original six films doesn't at all make a bad movie. None of George Lucas' Star Wars films are bad, it's just that Revenge of the Sith happened to be much less expressive and amazing than the previous five films that followed it.
The reason I consider Revenge of the Sith the weakest of the Prequels is because I feel like it was the most corporate and risk-free film to make of the three and I felt George just pandered and gave in to what he thought the fans after the very mixed reviews of the first two Prequels. That and add to the fact that it was thought to be the last Star Wars film ever at the time and serve as the complete conclusion to the Prequels and finally tell us how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader and it just felt like Lucas and co. just wanted to go out with a giant bang. All the complaints about the Prequels having bad dialogue, wooden acting, being more "toyetic" (I hate that word), or filled with plot holes can be solely traced back to this movie.
I also consider Episode III to be the point where the Star Wars brand was slowly morphing into what is today. Just look no further than at all the Darth Vader and OT-based merchandise that came with the movie and you can tell the seeds were already planted there for what was to come to for this franchise. It was the point where Star Wars would star to cash-in on nostalgia and people just wanted to relive their 80's childhoods - peaking at all time high with The Force Awakens and Rogue One - and hopefully finally starting to die out now.
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2017 15:07:17 GMT by themusicdewd23