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Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« on: November 22, 2006, 05:30:49 PM »
Ill start. O.k. this one thing i never got. Amidala was a elected queen. Now i can understand if this was a monarchy. But to believe that a people would pick a 15 year old girl to be there elected leader is very unbelievable to me.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006, 05:47:43 PM »
I could just say "everything", but that would be cheating.   ;D

OK.  How about the Naboo, who seem to live underwater with fabulous technology, yet are about as smart as a concussed Jessica Simpson.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 03:58:43 AM »
Midi-chlorians  ::)


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 04:11:29 AM »
OK.  How about the Naboo, who seem to live underwater with fabulous technology, yet are about as smart as a concussed Jessica Simpson.
You're thinking of the "Gungans"  *Shrug*  Not that I give a flying leap about them.  *nod*

Alright, assuming everything else is taken in stride, the pod race, the midiclorians (SP?), Jar Jar *vomits*...

How come we didn't see more of Darth Maul's action?  One of the kewlest characters in the movie, he gets like 10 to 15 minutes of actual on-screen action time.  The pod race was longer than all his action combined!


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 05:35:54 AM »
How come we didn't see more of Darth Maul's action?  One of the kewlest characters in the movie, he gets like 10 to 15 minutes of actual on-screen action time. 

The same kind of bright thinking and understanding of what could be fun, cool and liked by fans that made Lucas kill off Boba Fett right at the very beginning of Jedi.

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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 06:46:11 AM »
My biggest problem with the prequels was Jar Jar, but that goes without saying!  ;)

Case in point: why, I ask you, WHY, was Jar Jar allowed to tag along as Qui-Gon went in search for replacement parts on Tatooine? He obviously doesn't fit in to the environment, and I don't think it would be commonplace for people to have Gungan servants on Tatooine. What help could he provide? None. Nothing but comic relief. Qui-Gon even said they wanted to blend in, which is why he didn't want to include Padme, so why the hell would he bring Jar Jar along??? Really, Lucas. You have to do better than that.


The second biggest problem with the prequels is the acting. Sure, the dialog was crap for the most part, but it's like many of the actors didn't even try. So often throughout the prequels I was rolling my eyes at not only the dialog, but the delivery. None of the heart of the originals existed in the prequels.

But complaining won't change a thing.  ;)


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006, 06:05:02 PM »
My biggest problem with the prequels was Jar Jar, but that goes without saying!  ;)

Case in point: why, I ask you, WHY, was Jar Jar allowed to tag along as Qui-Gon went in search for replacement parts on Tatooine? He obviously doesn't fit in to the environment, and I don't think it would be commonplace for people to have Gungan servants on Tatooine. What help could he provide? None. Nothing but comic relief. Qui-Gon even said they wanted to blend in, which is why he didn't want to include Padme, so why the hell would he bring Jar Jar along??? Really, Lucas. You have to do better than that.


The second biggest problem with the prequels is the acting. Sure, the dialog was crap for the most part, but it's like many of the actors didn't even try. So often throughout the prequels I was rolling my eyes at not only the dialog, but the delivery. None of the heart of the originals existed in the prequels.

But complaining won't change a thing.  ;)

If he really wanted to blend in he shouldn't have had an astromech droid follow him around in the desert, either.

My biggest issue with the prequels, beside their general suckitude, is either midichlorians  ::), or the fact that all the wisest, most powerful Jedi Masters in the galaxy didn't have the slightest inkling the the Sith were operating right under their noses.  ???


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 12:56:29 PM »
Another thing that was stupid in this movie. The stupid clown makup and stupid costume for the queen.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 01:35:42 PM »
Yes, the Queen of Clown College.  I've seen better royal outfits from the Medieval ages, and that was famous for it's grungy colorless costumes.  Did they get her outfits/makeup from prototype drawings for the new Ronald McDonald?


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 01:45:59 PM »
My biggest issue was the whole concept of prequels...... they really have no suspense.   

"Oh dear, I hope the kid does not die in the pod race..... oh wait, he grows up to be Vader"
"Oh dear, I hope Darth Maul does not kill Obi Wan..... oh wait, he is in the later movies"


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2006, 03:24:58 PM »
The ENTIRE POINT of all three movies is to explain why Anakin goes to the dark side, but aside from a few really poorly placed and obvious hints, it gets a total of maybe five minutes in III, none of which make any damn sense. Seriously, he goes from 95% nice guy with a small dark side to baby killer at the drop of a hat, because he is for some reason very easily convinced both that his wife will die and that magical darkside powers are the only thing that will stop it. Then he murders his wife almost immediately, because somehow he has absolutely no hesitation about pursuing the course of evil, while he did nothing but ponder and snivel the whole damn time he was light side.


Gah, I'm changing my vote for the worst film back to three. It had a chance of being good and redeeming to some tiny degree the other two movies and completely blew it.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2006, 04:37:23 PM »
The ENTIRE POINT of all three movies is to explain why Anakin goes to the dark side, but aside from a few really poorly placed and obvious hints, it gets a total of maybe five minutes in III, none of which make any damn sense. Seriously, he goes from 95% nice guy with a small dark side to baby killer at the drop of a hat, because he is for some reason very easily convinced both that his wife will die and that magical darkside powers are the only thing that will stop it. Then he murders his wife almost immediately, because somehow he has absolutely no hesitation about pursuing the course of evil, while he did nothing but ponder and snivel the whole damn time he was light side.


Gah, I'm changing my vote for the worst film back to three. It had a chance of being good and redeeming to some tiny degree the other two movies and completely blew it.

I agree with you definitely on the point about Anakin.  His transition to the dark side should have took longer and spread throughout the prequels more, and there should have been a better reason other than that he had a dream where his wife dies.

My biggest gripe was how easily the jedi fell. How does the most powerful force in the galaxy get wiped out in one day?  It's still kind of funny how some of the jedi masters fell in seconds, yet you have one of the kid jedis, the one Senator Organa saw get killed, was able to not only to sneak passed Anakin to get outside, but killed a bunch of troopers before being shot. It didn't make sense!

As far as Episode I, which I hate the most, the most stupid things: jar jar (obvious), actor who played anakin (sooo annoying), how Anakin comes into the service of the Jedi (win a pod race, become a jedi), and how Anakin destroyed the space station at the end (he doesn't know how to pilot the ship, yet he beats the bad guys)

I could go on about how stupidly everything happens in all the prequels, but it would take too much time.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2006, 04:45:48 PM »
The ENTIRE POINT of all three movies is to explain why Anakin goes to the dark side, but aside from a few really poorly placed and obvious hints, it gets a total of maybe five minutes in III, none of which make any damn sense. Seriously, he goes from 95% nice guy with a small dark side to baby killer at the drop of a hat, because he is for some reason very easily convinced both that his wife will die and that magical darkside powers are the only thing that will stop it. Then he murders his wife almost immediately, because somehow he has absolutely no hesitation about pursuing the course of evil, while he did nothing but ponder and snivel the whole damn time he was light side.


Gah, I'm changing my vote for the worst film back to three. It had a chance of being good and redeeming to some tiny degree the other two movies and completely blew it.

      This is because Lucas writes broad and sweeping space operas. Things like Anakin being seduced by the Dark Side of the Force, which just by suggestion indicates a gradual and subtle psychological shift over a period of time, requires a delicate and detailed writing hand. Something Lucas evidently couldn't handle.

     The most stupid thing about the prequels was that there were prequels. I liked Revenge of the Sith okay but I could have lived the rest of my life with just the original trilogy.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 05:14:09 PM »
It's still kind of funny how some of the jedi masters fell in seconds, yet you have one of the kid jedis, the one Senator Organa saw get killed, was able to not only to sneak passed Anakin to get outside, but killed a bunch of troopers before being shot. It didn't make sense!

I could be wrong, but i think that was one of Lucas' kids... which might help explain that whole ridiculous scene~

Anyway, i thought the prequels started way too far back. I don't care how cute and adorable Anakin was as a little boy. All three films should have shifted forward so that Anakin ends up in the suit at some point during the second film. Part three should have lead more directly into part four, i think.

Also, i hate how everything looked so new and shiny and so, completely not like the Star Wars universe that appears in the original trilogy.Those are my biggest disappointments...

Otherwise:

1. Midi-chlorians

2. Jango Fett

3. Death during labor.

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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 09:15:31 PM »
It's still kind of funny how some of the jedi masters fell in seconds, yet you have one of the kid jedis, the one Senator Organa saw get killed, was able to not only to sneak passed Anakin to get outside, but killed a bunch of troopers before being shot. It didn't make sense!

I could be wrong, but i think that was one of Lucas' kids... which might help explain that whole ridiculous scene~

At least he didn't put close ups of his own kids everytime he could like LOTR, damn I hated that. Oh there are his kids, oh there they are again, and there they are again...