Unpopular Star Wars Opinions: what are yours?

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Basically, share your Star Wars opinions that are unusual or might cause some hard core fans to swoon

I’ll give you mine to start:

1. Rey is in my top 3 favorite characters

2. The ROTS is way too goofy imo

3. I don’t like Padme

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It’s an overrated franchise with more missteps than quality.

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  • I love Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and I think it's the best Star Wars movie.
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (2002) is a good Star Wars movie and good movie in general.
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) is the worst of the Prequels.
  • The Prequels are better than the Sequel Trilogy BY FAR and better than the Original Trilogy.
  • Star Wars in general is overrated and hollow entertainment.
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Imagine still thinking something is overrated in this day and age lol.

Honestly not sure how unpopular it is but post clone Wars stars is the most boring timeline in current canon and to an extent legends.

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#6  Edited By firelordiroh

Prequel's are just as bad as the sequels.

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Leia is the only skywalker who isn't super lame

Rogue one is the second worst movie in the series

I never want to see another movie about the skywalker lineage ever again. If more movies are made, I hope they're so far in the future or past that the skywalkers are irrelevant

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- I don't understand all the Prequel hate. The Prequel trilogy is amazing, bar maybe the first part of AOTC.

- I don't like Ahsoka, neither as a character and as a combatant.

- Maul should have remained dead.

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@richard96: There are plenty of legitimate criticisms about the PT. If you want I can go over some of them

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@kgb725:

I understand SOME criticism, but not all the hate which has been spread around. The Prequel Trilogy is generally a good work, even if it has some flaws.

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Revenge of the Sith is still a bad movie. People like it because it's much better than the other two prequels.

Padme is annoying as hell.

The only really good SW movies are A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Force Awakens. The rest range from okay (Return of the Jedi, Rogue One, Last Jedi, Rise of Skywalker, Solo) to bad (Revenge of the Sith) to downright garbage (Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.)

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  • I love Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and I think it's the best Star Wars movie.
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (2002) is a good Star Wars movie and good movie in general.
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) is the worst of the Prequels.
  • The Prequels are better than the Sequel Trilogy BY FAR and better than the Original Trilogy.
  • Star Wars in general is overrated and hollow entertainment.

The last one I agree with, but those first 3 points... ooft.

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@wolverinebatmanftw: I actually agree with all of your unpopular opinions lol.

I also really hate the saber fights of the prequels. They're so impersonal, show boaty, and tensionless. Like, I know TLJ throne room scene wasn't very well choreographed, but it feels tense and like there are stakes

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#15 MAZAHS117  Online

Hmm, let’s see:

George Lucas should have never directed the prequels

I liked Episode VIII

Objectively speaking, John Williams music scores have been the only consistently great thing about the franchise ...not the films

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I don't like Star Wars in general.

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It's a franchise that's been beating a dead horse since 1983.

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#18  Edited By Bayman007

The sequels are not growing on me.

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- The sequel movies are great individual movies (including The Last Jedi).

- Star Wars Rebels is fantastic.

- TROS is a top 3 Star Wars film.

- Alden Ehrenreich was a great casting as Han Solo.

- If Rey is a Mary Sue then Anakin is a Gary Stu (don’t @ me).

- Rogue one is overrated.

- Majority of Star Wars fans are blinded by nostalgia and think that only the trilogy they grew up with is good.

If I think of any more I’ll add them.

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Maul is the most overrated and boring character of the franchise.

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Wow the same guy who repeated “no one cares about your opinion with those lines” literally told me to troll harder.

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The prequels have some of the best world building in fiction ( even if the execution was botched at times ).

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#28  Edited By Laskt

- If Rey is a Mary Sue then Anakin is a Gary Stu (don’t @ me).

He's....he's supposed to be lol. That's like one of the main points of the character. And he still took more time to power up then Rey.

Anyways.

  1. The Phantom Menace is honestly a fun movie to watch, and has pretty good worldbuilding. Easily the best movie out of the sequels
  2. If you sort of fast forward through some of the worst ("romance") parts of the first act of the AOTC movie, it's really not that bad of a movie.
  3. The Prequel trilogy was honestly a solid story, and there was nothing that didn'twork at least on paper. Everything the characters did made sense for their characters, it's just sort of hidden behind a veneer of sub-par dialogue and so-so execution. Just look at stuff like the ROTS novelization, which is easily one of the greatest Star Wars stories out there, and all it does is edit the dialogue and context of the scenes.
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@zr2011 said:

Basically, share your Star Wars opinions that are unusual or might cause some hard core fans to swoon

I’ll give you mine to start:

1. Rey is in my top 3 favorite characters

2. The ROTS is way too goofy imo

3. I don’t like Padme

Alright, I'll ask. 1 and 2, how?

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#30  Edited By ZR2011

@thevivas:

1. I find her story very tragic and very compelling. It’s the first time I saw a Star Wars character as an actual person. Living as a scavenger for her entire life, counting off the days she’s spent alone. It just pulled on my heartstrings. In TLJ she was a contrast against the resentful Jedi Luke had become, representing what hope should be. In TROS, I loved her dynamic with Leia (I loved it in all the films really but it’s more pronounced here). Her longing for connection means she’s incredibly compassionate but is ultimately torn when she discovers who she really is. I made another thread about this, but choosing your family was a theme throughout her arc and I very much appreciated and connected with that. I also think Daisy Ridley was a top 5 actor throughout the films (all three trilogies).

For your reference, I was born in the early 2000s and never got into Star Wars until I saw TFA (I’ve more of it now), which could give u some context.

Sam Jackson’s acting was so cringeworthy and the dialogue was very poor imo. I also hate the fight choreography of the prequels; it’s way too much random spinning and flashiness that it feels impersonal, while the fights of the sequels and originals are very emotional and raw

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@zr2011:

For your reference, I was born in the early 2000s and never got into Star Wars until I saw TFA (I’ve more of it now), which could give u some context.

I see.

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Star Wars currently has more bad/average movies than good-great ones

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#33  Edited By AlphaQ

I basically think that Legends Jedi and Sith are ludicrously overestimated.

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The only reason Anakin is likeable is because of the Clone Wars, and that's because they made him a completely different character. In the prequel movies he is an unlikeable, whiny, downright creepy villain who is impossible to root for

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1. The top three films are: The Empire Strikes Back, Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones, in that order.

2. A New Hope is boring. Maybe it is because I was born much later and the special effects just looked meh so I could not be wowed like audiences in the 70's and the rest of the film is just uncompelling. "Tense" scenes have little real tension (the bridge swing comes to mind), passable at best acting (Ben Kenobi, C-3P0, *voice of* Vader, and Tarkin were the only good performances, even Ford felt like he was phoning it in) The story has no context on its own other than Empire = Bad Rebels =Good (this issue comes up again in the most recent trilogy, the first order have no backstory). The only lightsaber duel was boring.

3. The Last Jedi is a lot better than A New Hope 2-I mean The Force Awakens. TFA was boring from beginning to end with a deus ex machina ass-pull at the end whereas TLJ sucked balls until the last third of the film where it was actually entertaining.

4. The entire franchise has never been that cool to begin with.

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I've probably said this on a similar thread, but:

It sucks.

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Attack of the clones is better than the OT and Revenge of the Sith combined easily. No joke

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1. Star Wars Rebels is a good show.

2. Solo was an amazing movie.

3. I loved every movie in the prequels.

4. I like Jar Jar binks.

5. Disney isn't ruining Star Wars.

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ROTJ is the best in the original trilogy.

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#40  Edited By reactor

ROTS and ROTJ are the best Star Wars films

ESB is grossly overrated

Power scaling doesn't phucking work in Star Wars and people need to stop pretending it does

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#41  Edited By KillBilly

@takenstew22 said:

ROTJ is the best of the original trilogy.

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Padme is an awful character

Obi-Wan is a Dick

The Emperor coming back in RoS wasn’t an awful idea

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ROTJ is the best in the original trilogy.

Agreed

I like Phantom Menace

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Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars movie and Rogue One is the worst.

Star Wars Clone Wars is overhyped. ATLA>>>

A New Hope did not age well

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-Luke was annoying and a stereotypical hero

-Ahsoka and Maul are the most developed Star Wars characters

-I didn’t hate TFA or TROS and would rate both at about a 7-8/10 (The Last Jedi sucked though 2/10)

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The Prequel Trilogy is better than the Original and Sequel trilogy.

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ROTJ is the best in the original trilogy.

Preach

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@og_guts: What does Avatar has to do with this tho?, lol

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Maul is the most overrated and boring character of the franchise.

Yup.

In their attempt to make Maul a "deeper" character, they turned him from a badass, silent, focused killing machine to a whiny, dickless walking tantrum.

TPM Maul wasn't supposed to be deep character. He was supposed to be the badassery incarnate and served solely as a opponent for our protagonist. And it worked perfectly.

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#50  Edited By Michaelbn
  1. KotOR 1 & 2 Revan is the best character in the whole franchise
  2. The movies (all of them) suck so bad
  3. It's morality and complex matters are stupid
  4. Canon is bullshit
  5. Clone Wars animated series is a timeless masterpiece compared to movies and it's really good on its own
  6. It works MUCH better as a synthwave '80s sci-fi cyberpunk thing than epic space opera