That's pretty much where I'm at with the prequels right now. Honestly, I enjoy watching them because they're full of amazing imagery, but they don't have the same spirit as the OT.Originally Posted by Rogue II
AOTC is a fun film. There's a lot to look at and there are parts of it that are just amazing. Kamino is super ... that entire part of the film is great and maybe flawless. Geonosis is great also, the scenes of Obi-Wan sneaking around or the scenes with Christopher Lee are really nice. There's a lot of great elements for sure. But, that reminds me of something one of my art professors in college used to say when looking over one of my drawings ... he'd point at one part and say, "that's a nice part" and then he'd point somewhere else and say, "that bit's nice also." After a while you'd get the idea, he was trying to tell you that no matter how many clever "bits and parts" that you had, if the whole thing didn't work, you had a mediocre drawing. I feel the same way with AOTC and for sure with TPM. There's parts in both movies that I love to look at, but I don't love watching them as a whole like I do with say "Jedi". It's funny, like Tycho said, I'm really into Return of the Jedi right now also. There's so much to look at from start to finish, but the pacing doesn't snap your neck ... and when it's over, we've really gotten somewhere. Same thing with the rest of the OT. Each one is a specific part of this wonderful mythic science fiction story. I really miss the fact that the prequels don't have the same message and don't rely on the myth structure like the OT does. I think, that's pretty much what I mean by "not having the same spirit." I'd easily trade all of the clever bits and parts for a cohesive and simply inspiring story.