Why did these films filter millennials so badly?

Personally I didn't care much for AotC, but TPM and RotS are genuinely fantastic and on par with the original films. If not a little better even.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Revenge is overrated slop. Attack of the Clones has its moments. Phantom was kino, especially podracing

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this smol boy?
    >NOW THAT'S POD RACING!
    >check out his midichlorians tho!
    >who bro! there's a sith apprentice! might be a conspiracy!
    >let's give dictarorial powers to this guy we're suspicious of! Great idea!
    >good thing this giant army showed up at the same time there's a conspiracy promoting a galatic war!
    >THE JEDI DON'T RESPECT MY POWER LEVEL!
    >I LOVE PADME SO FRICKING MUCH...AS MUCH AS I HATE FRICKING SAND!
    >let's send Anakin to tail the guy we're suspicious of and gave all that power to, even though we sense something off about Anakin and won't let him on the council
    >HE A SITH LORD!
    >padme...will die
    >I BETTER TRUST YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU STARTED THE GALACTIC WAR TO GAIN POWER! BYE BYE "1000 GENERATIONS" OF GOVERNMENT!
    >[murders children]
    >Anakin, I'm your FREN!
    >sperg sperg MUH POWA LEVEL! sperg sperg
    >Anakin...you're breaking my heart!
    >zeeeer ZERRRRRRR zeeeeer [twirling lightsabers]
    >AHHHH! MY ARM! MY LEGS! HATE! HAAAAAAAATEEEEEEE!
    >we can't find anything wrong with her...it appears she died of a...broken heart
    >AND PADME?
    >she told you that you were breaking her heart, bro
    >NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The movies are moronic. More examples:
      >the clone army was uncovered while investigating a conspiracy related to the sith/war
      >they literally just go along with this amazing coincidence because they're moronic
      >they all get murdered because the plot needs it to happen
      ...
      >massive conflict spanning thousands of planets all across the galaxy
      >literally going on for decades at this point with millions upon millions of people involved
      >it ends because the plot needs it to (i.e. 3 mins of screentime in which Anakin kills 5 or 6 people)
      ...
      >Anakin trusts Palpatine, a Sith who started a massive war killing millions for the sake of his own power, and betrays the Jedi
      >the excuse is "PADME THO! JEDI DON'T RESPECT MUH POWER LEVEL!"
      >the relationship between Anakin/Padme generates no actual conflict within the plot (the audience is just told "FORBIDDEN ROMANCE!" even though nothing actually inhibits them)
      >the plot is literally just "EMOTIONS ARE CONFUSING AND RELATIONSHIPS CAUSE EMOTIONS!"

      Basically, shit needs to happen in order for the plot to move forward so it does. Sure, there are lots of nonsensical plot holes but this is low-hanging fruit that has been done to death (basically cheap YouTube style criticism). The deeper problem is that the plot isn't being driven by characters in something that has the pretense of being a tragedy; tragedy is specifically character driven as far as that genre goes. You end up with simplistic moron takes from the characters while the plot happens to them and them making decisions that are kind of stupid because the plot simply needs to happen.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give me yous

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >filter
    I don't think you know what that word means

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but TPM and RotS are genuinely fantastic and on par with the original films. If not a little better even.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember back in the day everyone agreed those movies were shit.
    Then, years later, suddenly people started saying they're actually good?
    You can tell only people that watched those movies as kids like them, because of nostalgia.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it's because pretending to like them became a meme (you'd post something about liking the prequels but wrap it up with film jargon--the joke was the movies are moronic). People who actually enjoy the prequels are moronic so they didn't get the irony and started parroting shit from the memes in defense of the movie.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This bloke apparently handed out questionnaires at the cinema

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I remember back in the day everyone agreed those movies were shit.
      That was just OT purists throwing a shitfit. That and EU fans getting pissy.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No it's because compared to the slop that has come out of Hollywood in the past 10 years, the prequels seem good. It's relative.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    honestly they didn't, millennials loved these movies and it was only Gen-X neckbeard manchildren that cried and cried and cried over them
    that was until 2009 when the Plinkett reviews came out and turned opinion around, because suddenly you'd be called a shill if you said you actually liked them

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't filter anyone outside of a vocal minority of fat internet nerds.
    Normies love Maul, Geonosis, Grevious etc.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Millennials like them. They filtered Boomers and X'ers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomers like them. Millennials had the good sense to know they were shit.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or maybe you're just a fricking nerd.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, the fact that the Jedi all wear those desert robes is a complete non-starter for me. It shows a complete lack of creative thought from George Lucas.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gay

        The movies are moronic. More examples:
        >the clone army was uncovered while investigating a conspiracy related to the sith/war
        >they literally just go along with this amazing coincidence because they're moronic
        >they all get murdered because the plot needs it to happen
        ...
        >massive conflict spanning thousands of planets all across the galaxy
        >literally going on for decades at this point with millions upon millions of people involved
        >it ends because the plot needs it to (i.e. 3 mins of screentime in which Anakin kills 5 or 6 people)
        ...
        >Anakin trusts Palpatine, a Sith who started a massive war killing millions for the sake of his own power, and betrays the Jedi
        >the excuse is "PADME THO! JEDI DON'T RESPECT MUH POWER LEVEL!"
        >the relationship between Anakin/Padme generates no actual conflict within the plot (the audience is just told "FORBIDDEN ROMANCE!" even though nothing actually inhibits them)
        >the plot is literally just "EMOTIONS ARE CONFUSING AND RELATIONSHIPS CAUSE EMOTIONS!"

        Basically, shit needs to happen in order for the plot to move forward so it does. Sure, there are lots of nonsensical plot holes but this is low-hanging fruit that has been done to death (basically cheap YouTube style criticism). The deeper problem is that the plot isn't being driven by characters in something that has the pretense of being a tragedy; tragedy is specifically character driven as far as that genre goes. You end up with simplistic moron takes from the characters while the plot happens to them and them making decisions that are kind of stupid because the plot simply needs to happen.

        >basically cheap YouTube style criticism
        good post, but for some reason you just randomly disparage YouTubers. sounds like someone is jealous.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but for some reason you just randomly disparage YouTubers
          YouTube ruined legitimate criticism by encouraging cheap cynicism. For every YouTuber presenting well thought video essays that are genuinely enlightening there are 1000 gotcha videos or fandomhumping vids.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jedi can wear whatever they want. It's the more traditionally minded ones that wear the robes. Plenty don't.

        the issue is that the robes weren't originally a thing. It's just what Obi Wan was wearing on Tattoine to fit in as a desert dweller. But at some point George Lucas let the fan idea that this is "Jedi garb" infect his mind and it became the thing.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not all of them wear those same desert robes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Man they all look dumb as frick.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Quit being a hater.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I want to frick Luminara

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not Barris?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jedi can wear whatever they want. It's the more traditionally minded ones that wear the robes. Plenty don't.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Did you notice that black israeli sith is wearing a purple robe in the acolyte trailer. What did they mean by this?

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't hate them, they just weren't great but they were fun dumb action movies to watch with friends. The videogames were always good in the 00's.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TPM was definitely the best and most fun of the three, I personally find it to be the best visual experience in cinema the only other movie I can think of that comes close is Avatar which is forgettable. The biggest problems with TPM are Jar Jar, who filtered many, and the way it handled Maul like his wasted death and the question of what Palpatine was trying to do with him.
    Overall TPM reduced the quality of the other films by taking away important run time for the romance between Padme and Anakin and his eventual fall, since the only reason it took place when Anakin was 9 years old was to show his separation from his mother. From a writing standpoint it would have been better if AotC was the first film and included plot elements from TPM and the second film took place in the middle of the Clone Wars.

    For AotC the biggest criticism is the cringy romance, which in its defence is probably a realistic depiction for Anakin after all one wouldn’t expect him to be some smooth talker. The only other thing that I can currently think of is the overly complex subplot with Jango Fett, was the purpose of the assassination attempt to lure Obi-Wan to the cloning Facility?

    In RotS the only problem is the corny dialogue, while it can be somewhat defended in the other films here it’s impossible due to the fact that it’s supposed to be a tragedy.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >defence is probably a realistic depiction for Anakin after all one wouldn’t expect him to be some smooth talker
      this is the dumbest defense I've heard. I'm here to see cool movie characters, not some awkward virgin.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not some awkward virgin.
        Hayden's tall and handsome. He's the bad boy with a sensitive side.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >was the purpose of the assassination attempt to lure Obi-Wan to the cloning Facility?
      Yes.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boycott Disney

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The prequels are shit and always will be. Redlettermedia was right about everything.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Younger Gen X and early Millennials were the perfect age to become Star Wars obsessed freaks who basically think the film industry began with Star Wars in '77. They knew nothing about Lucas himself, nothing about his earlier work, nothing about his early 20th century influences. They saw these movies and consumed them like they were documentaries, making sure to commit all of the banal trivialities of their world to memory so they could perfectly craft their headcanon prequels. When they didn't get rote, copypasted slop in 1999, they shit themselves in rage. How dare Lucas not make a grey Spielbergian goo movie that just apes all the plot beats of the original Star Wars? They couldn't even comprehend it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They couldn't even comprehend it.
      Autists will be autists.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How dare Lucas not make a grey Spielbergian goo movie that
      I mean, a movie that came out in '99 wasn't gonna look like a movie from the '70s now, would it?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tell that to the OT purists.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unfortunately the prequels are trash nevertheless.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Millennials were kids when these films were released anon, they mindlessly enjoyed them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Millennials were adults when AotC and RotS came out

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the prequels, but they have some objective problems regarding writing, direction, and acting. However, if you sit down with someone and explain the plot beats of the movies, it's actually a pretty interesting series of events.

    A lot of the good ideas of the prequels are not shouted from the rooftops. Usually, when a writer thinks he's doing something smart in a story, he's going to point it out. For Lucas, even though it was clear he needed another screenwriter he did a lot of interesting things by just letting the stories play out - such as the interesting idea of who is ultimately responsible for the fall of the Republic when the Jedi, the Senate, Palpatine, the Confederacy, Anakin, Padme, and the other characters had a hand in it's fall in one way or another.

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