I know nowadays people seem more prone to defend the Prequels (except for Jar Jar, we ALL still hate him) but in 1999 things were far different. Hardly anyone could find any qualities in Phantom Menace to defend. For a movie we waited almost 20 years to see, a lot of our hearts were broken after leaving the theater.
We would have to wait three years to see if the “ship was righted” in Attack of the Clones, and sadly in this case absence did not make the heart grow fonder. As the years ticked by it was hard to remain a fan of the new direction Star Wars was going. In December of 2001, about six months away from Attack of the Clones release, a new trilogy was starting…
In this 3-part series we look at each one of the Star Wars Prequel movies side-by-side with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We don’t have any definitive answers or comparisons, we’re just reliving the time in our lives where we felt like we couldn’t count on something we believed in our entire lives but we found hope in the embrace of another film maker and his vision of Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
Believe me, if I wasn’t under a time crunch at the moment I could write a lot more on this subject and where our minds were at in the late 90s and early 2000’s but i’ll let the episodes do the talking.
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