Project Fyr Has Never Seen Star Wars – in which me and my partner watch the first six Star Wars movies – is, roughly eight years after inception, complete. It’s been a rough ride – especially the last three films.
Things I had forgotten: Padme’s such a great character in the first (still awful) prequel. I’m lukewarm on Machete order anyway, and the observation that it means she spends *all* of her screen-time a complete drip instead of just the last two movies probably writes it off. Maybe never knowing is better than the disappointment.
I quite like the “It’s all Jar-Jar’s fault/Jar-Jar is the first Sith Apprentice” theory, but it doesn’t excuse the accent.
Nothing excuses the separatist leader accents either.
Gosh, hasn’t CGI got better?
There’s not a lot about any of the movies that hasn’t been deconstructed to death on this here internet over the last eleven years, but still. I wish they were better, but the last couple are stodgy rather than bad, I think.
Next up: The Force Awakens.
“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.”
There’s no excuse for the lizard riding in Ep3. That’s my biggest problem.
And yes the Yellow-face accents.
And a 50s diner, straight out of American Graffiti.
Christopher Lee escaping on a silly jet-bike didn’t really achieve what they were hoping for – Hardly the chase across Endor (it just looks silly)
Best bit in the whole prequels is when they execute Order 66 and turn on the Jedi. That’s a moment of actual gravity in an otherwise emotionless experience.
Do you read FilmCrit Hulk? Great dissection of JJ Abrams and Force Awakens:
Also. Red Letter Media.
If you’ve never watched them (longform prequel reviews) you haven’t lived.