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Star Wars Meme, Day Three

3 - Favorite Movie of the Prequel Trilogy

Fanboys.

Oh. Wait. You're serious. Okay, then. Let me rethink this.

Not that there's much thinking involved. Revenge of the Sith. Bar none. No question. Minus the last ten minutes, of course.

Why? Oh, but that's easy.

"You were supposed to bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness! You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!"

Oh, Obi-Wan. *dies*

And when he picks up that lightsaber? Oh, be still my heart. Yes, ROTS is a decent movie. It's not great, but it's decent, and Obi-Wan? Well, he's far more than decent in it, so it's the only possible choice here.


You know, it's funny. I'm not really a prequel hater. Do I love them? Um...no. Not by a long shot. But I don't hate them, either. Hating them would require that I give them some thought, and I frankly simply do not. (Do, or do not. There is no try.) Not long ago, I had a bit of a Star Wars epiphany. I was watching the OT on TV in one of its many runs on TBS (TNT? Whatever it is.) and realized that I can enjoy the OT every bit as much as I once did now. The prequels, the changes, the Lucas-hating, etc? It never entered my mind. Granted, the film was Empire, which has been tinkered with the least due to its original brilliance, but I went on to plunk in the DVD of Jedi (because why would I watch the TV version with commercials and, um, special edition-ness when I have the choice not to - yub-nub!) and I enjoyed it just as much. The prequels are no longer part of my Star Wars experience when I watch the OT. They never have tainted it much, but they were always there - lurking in the shadows, waiting to sabotage me with "But Attack of the Clones is absolute rubbish!" They're gone now. In the place of their whispering doubt are three films that are very "meh" to pretty damn bad, but that doesn't matter. The OT still rocks, and I'm still grateful to the PT for giving me what really matters.

The List of Wonderful Things the Prequels Gave Me:
Two days of the best fan moments of my life (including that oh-so-special "The First Five" certificate, a huge part of the basis for my long-standing friendship with lemonpiefirefly, an amazing game of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, my first viewing of The Matrix, and best of all, The Tale of Wicket, the Baddest Gangsta Jedi in the Galaxy).
Duel of the Fates (also known as "Obi-Wan Kicks Ass").
Something Star Wars to make fun of besides The Holiday Special.
That guy in my second viewing of Revenge of the Sith who whispered "No. Fucking. Way." at a certain point right behind me (to which I replied silently "Oh, but yes way" and  who has become forever linked with Star Wars in my mind - oh, but Revenge of the Sith does not wimp out, thankfully).

And of course, the parodies:

Three of my very favorite Star Wars vids, all courtesy of the prequels:

Midchlorian Rhapsody

The Saga Begins


And Fanboys


Oh, and if you haven't seen Star Wait? Yeah. Get on that. I've met Grimlock (hell, I've BEEN Grimlock!), and my lightsaber is purple, thank you very much!


1 - Favorite Character
2 - Favorite Movie of the Original Trilogy
3 - Favorite Movie of the Prequel Trilogy
4 - Favorite Relationship
5 - Favorite Species
6 - Favorite Planet
7 - Most Powerful Quote
8 - Best Scene: A New Hope
9 - Best Scene: The Empire Strikes Back
10 - Best Scene: Return of the Jedi
11 - Best Scene: The Phantom Menace
12 - Best Scene: Attack of the Clones
13 - Best Scene: Revenge of the Sith
14 - A moment that breaks your heart
15 - A character you wish was in the saga more
16 - Favorite Villain
17 - Funniest Scene
18 - Favorite Duo/Friendship
19 - Favorite Battle
20 - Jedi or Sith

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archersangel
Jan. 25th, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
the dule of the fates music is some of the best in the prequels IMHO. so movie critic (ebert?) was complaining about the vocals in it. i thin that's one of the best parts & how often do you hear sanskrit these days anyway? (i think that's what they said the words were in the DVD extras)
jackwabbit
Jan. 25th, 2013 07:58 am (UTC)
It's a Celtic war hymn translated into Sanskrit, yes. I haven't watched the DVD extras, but I read that in several places, being a big John Williams fan and all that. :)

When I saw the Star Wars Concert (you know, the one Anthony Daniels hosts), I was stoked to see the choir sitting behind the orchestra. Cuz yeah, Obi-Wan Kicks Ass is a great ballad. It rocks.
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