What makes the sequel trilogy so bad?

@spvnnn (33)
Singapore
December 5, 2008 6:27am CST
I know plenty of people prefer the original trilogy to the sequel trilogy. My question is what exactly is it that makes the sequel trilogy (ie. Episodes 1, 2 and 3) so bad? I'm not saying I prefer the sequel trilogy, in fact I love the entire Star Wars saga as a whole and feel that all 6 episodes are equally entertaining. I enjoy the sequel trilogy more because of the special effects, but by no means does that make them better movies than the original trilogy. So my question is, in your opinion why is the sequel trilogy so bad? I've always heard people say "It just SUCKS!" but "why" it sucks, I've never heard much about before.
4 responses
@Galena (9120)
5 Dec 08
I don't think it is bad. I love all of the films, although the Phantom Menace wasn't so great, just because of the annoying child. I think a lot of people automatically rate the newer films less because they aren't seeing it in a nostalgic way, like they do with the old ones.
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@spvnnn (33)
• Singapore
5 Dec 08
Annoying child? You mean the one who played anakin skywalker?
@Galena (9120)
5 Dec 08
yup. although to be fair, Luke was a whiny little brat too. obviously he just took after his daddy.
• United States
8 Feb 09
I enjoyed them, even if Ani was really annoying in the first two. However, it really goes toward character development of just how easily Anakin was seduced to the Dark Side. I think we could all agree that perhaps the special effects did add to a distaste, yet I can't fault Lucas. I was four when I saw Star Wars: A New Hope, and I still enjoy it today as much as I did then. I also enjoy all three of the newer versions, because of their story lines. It almost makes sense, regardless of why Lucas did it or not, as to why the older movies are run-down. When the Empire took over it pretty much ruined anything it touched. I thought Lucas captured that well, so by making the new films brighter, flashier, and almost richer then the first three made sense in terms of story telling. The world didn't fall into disrepair until the Empire took over. I don't think that any one Star Wars film is better then any other. I think they all add their own flavor to the story. I think that is something that some people forget, especially younger generations, is that this story was originally to be told all at one sitting. That isn't feasible for the film world. So, breaking up the story worked. However, only half the story was told. I kind of wonder if some of why people put down The Pantom Menance had more to do with JarJar, then with the actual tale itself. It was more "kid friendly" in some regards, and perhaps that was too much for most Star Wars fans to stomach, being that the early films were all relatively dark. I think that Revenge of the Sith made up for much of the distaste from The Phantom Menance though, in that it answered a lot of long standing questions (for those that didn't read the books or series).
@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
14 Dec 08
This is a pretty good question and movies are very important in peoples lives because they are a good source of entertainment if you are bored,or if you have nothing to do for several hours other than twiddle your thumbs,and nothing is more romantic then cuddling up with the one you love,and watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn especially on rainy and dreary days,or cold and snowy days where you just do not want to leave the house,and they can make time go by faster as well which is always a good thing,and I am sure there are a lot of people out there who like the Star Wars movies,and like them all the same including the first three,because of the story or the characters,and then I am sure there are probably people who either do not like Star Wars at all,or do not like the first three episodes because they do not think they were written well,and I can understand why people would or would not like the first three episodes of the Star Wars movies,because everyone has different tastes when it comes to movies,and that is good that you love all six episodes and think they are all entertaining,I have always been a big fan of the Star Wars movies every since I was a kid,when my uncle let me borrow Episodes four,five and six on VHS and I loved every minute of them,and then when Episodes one and two came out I went and saw them in theaters,and then I got Episode three four Christmas one year,and watched it,I think all six episodes are great,even though I wish they would have made them in order because I feel since they went back and made Episodes one,two and three they had to rush through and they had to make sure that they tied into the last three episodes,and I think they were partly made because George Lucas wanted to make more money,but all though they were rushed,they were still good if you ask me.
• Sweden
6 Dec 08
the movies are great and i love the phantom menace fight.