In 2008, lucas said that the star wars story ended in return of the jedi as the years progressed, and the saga continued to evolve to include a prequel trilogy and the star wars. Star wars takes place in a galaxy far, far, away which is trapped in the iron grip of the emperor of the galactic empire, sheev palpatine. Rogue one prequel book reveals secret origins of the death star. Star wars prequels are better than the last jedi cbr. Now, as i already said, i vehemently protested this for one very particular reason. Why i love the star wars prequels and you should too. A lot of people start here based on recommendations, so this becomes their gold standard for star wars books. Episode ii attack of the clones is a 2002 american epic spaceopera film directed by george lucas and written by lucas and jonathan hales. The star wars prequel trilogy is a series of epic spaceopera films written and directed by. Clone wars first premiered on cartoon network and proved that there were parts of the prequel trilogy that could not only be expanded upon but also greatly exceeded the low expectations that the second trilogy series set.
Star wars was first released in 1977 as a movie called star wars, now renamed into episode 4. Theres going to be 20 star wars book prequels to the. Dec 10, 2019 but fosters luke and leia adventure isnt actually the first star wars book. The first two star wars prequel are honestly not good at all and lose in a bad stomp. But fosters luke and leia adventure isnt actually the first star wars book. Furthermore, while it was known that something called the clone wars had taken place, no one knew the specifics of the war. Obviously, it had the 3 books for the episodes i iii, but surprisingly gave a lot of back story that may have helped the movies. The star wars prequel trilogy isnt as bad as you may remember, and worth revisiting before the last jedi.
The clone wars which originally aired from 2008 to 20 arriving on. What are the best arguments why the star wars prequel trilogy. Every star wars movie ranked best star wars movies. Rogue one prequel book reveals secret origins of the. Rogue one prequel novel reveals how jyn erso and her father galen are connected to director krennic. The star wars franchise is moving forward, leaving the bad memories of the prequels behind. But, in my opinion, it is criminally underserved compared to the hype star wars gets on a daily basis. When a story is told in several stages, it is natural to tell it in order of time. The phantom menace, attack of the clones and revenge of the sith. Why star wars fans love the prequels the most youtube. Disney botched star wars, but theres a perfect sequel. Star wars prequel trilogy vs sequel trilogy youtube. The star wars prequel trilogy is a series of epic spaceopera films written and directed by george lucas. Prequel simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For example, a series of books on the second world war started with the 1930s, and ended up in 1946. The prequel trilogy is far more complex morally than the simple goodvsevil archetypes of the original star wars trilogy. Dec 12, 2017 cinemablend recently caught up with the last jedis kelly marie tran and asked her to give us her thoughts on the legacy of the star wars prequels. The series opens with palpatines enforcer, the feared darth vader, boarding tantive iv, the personal starship of princess leia organa, the princess of alderaan. And, its pretty evident but im not lucasfilm and did not make. The prequels, when looking at the general concept, are pretty messy. The best version of the star wars prequels is still the. Dec 02, 2019 star wars inspires a love that can border on obsession.
I was relieved that disneys messy reign over the skywalker saga had come to a close. At the end of the third prequel, we watched a long and drawn out lightsaber battle between four protagonists yoda versus palpatine and obiwan. Aside from toys, clothes, and the obscenely large death star co. Cinemablend recently caught up with the last jedis kelly marie tran and asked her to give us her thoughts on the legacy of the star wars prequels. The clone wars animated film and subsequent television series, it appeared that lucas had finally abandoned plans for the sequel trilogy. So this is my better alternate trilogy i wrote two, but i like this one better, a reworking of the real star wars prequel trilogy. So you have aliens like the kaminoans, watto, sebulba, the twoheaded podracing announcer, etc. My better alternate prequel trilogy so this is my better alternate trilogy i wrote two, but i like this one better, a reworking of the real star wars prequel trilogy. I have seen two recent cartoons dealing with the star wars universe. The prequel trilogy collects the best storyboards from all three films together in one striking volume. Jackson, christopher lee, anthony daniels, kenny baker and frank oz. Do fans hate the sequel trilogy more than the prequels. Episode iv a new hope vs episode i the phantom menacewhich had a better second act.
But did the force awakens and its sequels make things. This is what she told us about the divisive trilogy. Jun 30, 2016 perhaps the most annoying part of the star wars prequels is the relationship between padme and anakin. Indeed, it can seem hard to believe that 1999s episode i. All the star wars movies, from the cheesy to great, ranked. The star wars sequel trilogy is the third trilogy of the main star wars franchise, an american space opera created by george lucas. Written by multiple authors, the series was set 25 to 30 years after the original films and introduced the yuuzhan vong, a powerful alien race attempting to invade and conquer the entire galaxy.
Sure, star trek is not exactly the plucky underdog in the star trek vs star wars debate. As the new star wars sequel trilogys premiere draws closer and closer, its natural to take a look at the previous films and see what lessons can be learned. They were released from 1999 to 2005 the prequel trilogy describes what had taken place 32 years up to 19 years before the events of star wars. Del rey took over star wars book publishing in 1999, releasing what would become a 19installment novel series called the new jedi order 19992003. I think george lucas is a sellout and a traitor han solo friggin. It is the final installment in the star wars prequel trilogy, the third chapter in the skywalker saga and. Because it is a new feature to switch back and forth between reading or listing or doing both simultaneouslythe prequel trilogy. Rob salkowitz senior contributor opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own.
The series depicts the adventures of various characters a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Star wars before the prequels, what was the extended. There are plenty of fans for whom the movies arent nearly enough, and the people behind one of the alltime great science fantasy sagas have always been more than happy to oblige. Every second obi wan, palpatine, and mace are on screen they are giving themselves up to the performance. The prequel trilogy story is pretty simple at its core, the fall of anakin skywalker to the dark side and the clone wars. Its the star wars prequels vs the sequels on movie feuds. This article contains spoilers for the star wars prequel trilogy, original trilogy, and sequel trilogy. Dec 11, 2017 the star wars prequel trilogy isnt as bad as you may remember, and worth revisiting before the last jedi. Many derivative star wars works have been produced in conjunction with, between, and after.
Jun 04, 2017 star wars fans like the prequel trilogy. But on whole, star wars fans like the phantom menace, attack of the clones, and revenge of the sith. Nostalgia critic s7 e11 top 11 good things from the star wars prequels duration. The star wars sequel trilogy aimed to redeem the saga from the divisive prequels. The prequel trilogy is the second installment of films of the star wars saga to be produced. Its not cool to hate the star wars prequels anymore. There have been plenty of articles about why the original trilogy was great and what j. Against my protest, he insisted that we watch star wars from start to finish.
After ending work on the star wars prequel trilogy, lee starred in the lotr prequel films based on the hobbit, as well as the martin scorsese classic, hugo, in addition to a slew of cameos in tim burton films, including voicing the jabberwocky in alice in wonderland. Finally, after stalling for two movies, george lucas delivers on all his promises. It isnt for me to say how you should feel about them. I have worked on it for about half a year and put quite a bit of thought in it, so it would make me really happy if. This is a list of original novels, novel adaptations, original junior novels, junior novel adaptations, young readers, and short stories in the star wars franchise. Darth bane trilogy path of destruction is the first book thrawn trilogy is good, but i was underwhelmed by it after seeing so much hype and listening to so many other star wars books prior. Dec 18, 2019 thewrap critic alonso duralde ranks all eleven star wars movies that have been released so far, from a new hope to the rise of skywalker. Im even more ridiculously familiar with the first ten minutes of star wars than i am with the rest of the film. The rise of skywalker, i was walloped by a wave of emotions.
Alan tudyk who brought to life k2so in the prequel rogue one. When i was a kid 6 years old and i first saw star wars at its release and its rerelease before empires original release, i did not know it was the clone wars, i heard it as pronounced like cologne. It stars ewan mcgregor, natalie portman, hayden christensen, ian mcdiarmid, samuel l. Star wars is an american epic spaceopera media franchise, centered on a film series created by george lucas that includes star wars 1977, the empire strikes back 1980, and return of the jedi 1983. Sure, revenge of the sith is the best star wars prequel. One chapter of my book, how star wars conquered the universe, breaks down. What is the difference between the original trilogy, the.
Star wars sequel trilogy vs prequel trilogy movie feuds youtube. The prequel trilogy vs the sequel trilogy which is. Production order like its name, the ot original trilogy is the first star wars trilogy. In this post, ill be discussing my views on one of the most controversial topic among star wars fans, prequel trilogy vs. I have worked on it for about half a year and put quite a bit of thought in it, so it would make me really happy if you could check it out. The content of episodes i iii combined into an easily digestible format, specifically that of the recently released solo trailer.
I think one of the reasons the concept of the sequels plays it so safe is because of the reception of the prequels, which feel like different movies than the originals, but enough to fit in star wars. The second is called star wars rebels and is simply not good at all. One was a lego version which had a verve and humor much like star wars 4 at its best. The force awakens hit theaters in 2015, a full ten years after episode iii, the dramatic conclusion to the prequel trilogy. I use the term relationship lightly, as it feels more like a teenage girls star wars fanfiction than an actual adult relationship. Throughout this book, readers will find insight into how these conceptual storyboards helped to contribute both to the creation of the prequel trilogy and the expansion of the star wars universe.
I wouldnt say the films comprising the star wars prequel trilogy are great. This is mainly perfect because of the actors dedication. There have also been innumerable articles written about what the star wars prequels did wrong. The star wars prequels were better than the original. The phantom menaceattack of the clonesrevenge of the sith brooks, terry and r. The force awakens, there will be 20 new star wars books published, all set. Lucasfilm and del rey have announced that between now and the premiere of star wars. Why rogue one is better than every george lucas prequel combined. During its fiveseason broadcast run, the series received universal acclaim and several. Episode iii revenge of the sith is a 2005 american epic spaceopera film written and directed by george lucas.
The lucas prequels have gathered a strong following over the years and have been. It also was a sticking point for critics, who found attack. Why lucas and disney ignore the far superior dark horse version of the star was universe is unclear. Jan 01, 2017 rogue one destroys the perception that the word prequel is bad when it comes to the star wars movies. Mar 30, 2012 welcome to the very first article for my new weekly post series about heated star wars subjects.
Parallels between episodes of the star wars saga in addition to the patterns cited on this page, chapter by chapter or by episode, i guess, the prequels repeated motifs from the original trilogy. Why the star wars prequels are better than the sequels the mary. It is the second of the three trilogies in the skywalker saga in terms of release order, but chronologically is the first act. With the longawaited new seventh season of the animated series star wars. The prequel trilogy was a lot better than i thought it would be. The trilogy was released from 1999 to 2005 and is a prequel to the original star wars trilogy 197783. The prequels have a lot of aliens that were pure cgi, or at least mostly cgi. The prequel trilogy describes what had taken place 32 years up to 19 years before the events of star wars. Each book is written by a different author, each whom gave an interesting on their interpretation on novelising the movie. Star wars fans are massively downvoting antiprequel. It is the second installment of the star wars prequel trilogy, the fifth film to be produced, and the second film in the skywalker saga. Revenge of the sith is the quintessential star wars prequel. Many derivative star wars works have been produced in conjunction with.742 889 1405 72 782 584 7 1621 136 1520 1074 137 1496 897 1516 1021 1287 811 728 634 182 385 1377 268 166 703 1428 604 70 296 1360 992 226 1322 419 1054 1342 1287 772 578 943 119 196 668