Hey hey! That kind of Humor belongs in a sewer.TheMemoman said:So you're saying that the prequels disrobed the Jedi of their mystique and status even further than I've thought of? And this in what I thought was going to be some sort of tangential, seminal praise towards the prequels.
Well done, Bob. You manage to have more interesting twists and turns than 90% of all movies out there. Even those yet to come out of their shell. This comment is oozing with bad puns.
Except killing the bad guy takes out the last of the Sith, which actually unbalances the Force by making it too lopsided on the good side. Doesn't it?Sgt. Sykes said:To be even more ironic: If the SW prequels were so 'smart' with the destiny plot (as in, it turned out not be correct), than the original trilogy messed that up, because Anakin at the end does fulfil his destiny and brings balance to the force by killing the bad guy.
Well, as my dad managed to point out to me one time, the government and society established in the Prequel Trilogy were meant to fail in the first place because of how badly they were set-up if you actually take the time to analyze it. And unlike multiple other people who were supposed to be intelligent, including the jedi, Palpatine saw the loop holes and you know the rest.thejboy88 said:I still don't think the prequels are very good, but after watching this, I will be able to go back and watch them with a new perspective. I don't like destiny either, and the idea of having a prophecy actually be the downfall of the good guys because they were fools to believe in it actually appeals to me a great deal.
I don't know if Lucas was indeed thinking this when he made those films, but if he was, then I must say, I'd be willing to tip my hat to him for the first time in years.
I agree. Over the years I've come to form the opinion that Star Wars became successful despite Lucas' best efforts, not because of them. The fact that the prequels subvert the whole "chosen one/destiny" plot device (albeit in a ham-handed fashion) was probably just an accident. I doubt that it was stylistically designed to be that way. Bob is perhaps giving George Lucas a little too much credit.Rawbeard said:Somehow I doubt Lucas did this on purpose. It's more a side effect of weaving the prequels to the originals.