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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.

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  1. “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:
    http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/06/28/star-wars-the-force-alluded-to

    Also. Red Letter Media.
    If you’ve never watched them (longform prequel reviews) you haven’t lived.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/RedLetterMedia/playlists?sort=dd&view=50&shelf_id=11

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