The Force Awakens is better than any of the Prequels

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Posted by Extremis (3794 posts) 3 years, 4 months ago

Poll: The Force Awakens is better than any of the Prequels (142 votes)

Yes 54%
No 46%

I think we can agree collectively that it's at least better than the prequels, right?

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#51 Edited by Spambot (9411 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing about twa really stands out as awesome imo other than seeing Luke. Everything else that happened seemed like we had seen before with better characters. RotS had a grand epic feel to it even with emo Anakin and the at times horrible dialogue. You sort of knew what was going to happen but it was still exciting to see how you would get there. TFA was only interesting to get an idea of what the new characters were like and took a little too long to get going. So in my mind rots was far superior to TFA. RotS I have watched like 4-5 times. TFA I'll prob watch once more because there's just not much to it worth seeing again. I get that people liked being liberated from Lucas and it feeling more like an ot movie but it just wasn't that great.

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#52 Posted by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll never understand all the hate for the prequels. (By that, I don't want anyone explaining all the reasons they hate the prequels in walls of text...)

At least it seemed like people liked Revenge of the Sith.

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#53 Posted by SCORPIO_CASSADINE (2114 posts) - - Show Bio

Revenge of the Sith > The Force Awakens

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#54 Posted by linsanel_Doctor (8630 posts) - - Show Bio
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#55 Posted by CairoV (345 posts) - - Show Bio

3 Was better.

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#56 Edited by HeavenlyDarkDragon (2219 posts) - - Show Bio

@christianrapper said:
@bannyhaha said:

I'm surprised that the poll is so close. TFA is a true Star Wars movie and it FEELS like a Star Wars movie. None of the prequels felt like Star Wars even though ROTS was decent and necessary for the plot.

from what i have seen most younger people prefer the newer movies to the originals. the force awakens was essentially the same movie as the first one. they are trying to blow up a death star.

Has I saw it, Force Awakens was basically a rip-off of every Star Wars movie ever made.

A droid in a desert like planet holding critical information to the Resistance=Episode 4.

The hero of the story being on said planet=Episode 4

Father, son, issues=Episode 6

A planet destroyer weapon=Episode 4 and 6

The First Order=Empire

BB-8=R2-D2

Rey=Luke

Finn=Han Solo

Kylo Ren trying to be the new Darth Vader and failing miserably.

Snoke=Still a little early but trying to be as imposing and menacing has Sidious but failing. At least in this movie.

Stormtroopers, again.

TI-Fighters, again.

X-Wings, again.

To destroy said planet destroying weapon, the rebels once again had a single spot they could exploit.

Considering what George Lucas originally created and also brought to the table in all the movies, in terms of creativity, Force Awakens could've done much, much better.

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#57 Posted by HeavenlyDarkDragon (2219 posts) - - Show Bio

It's better than episode 1 and maybe better than episode 2 but that's it. Clone wars had some terrible acting but it also had some awesome parts! Obi wan vs jango was a sick fight also the formation of the clone army, a freaking small army of Jedi led by mace Windu, and also saw Yoda get down and make tyranus run for his life after he owned anakin and obi wan. The prequels had some terrible acting no doubt but if you can ignore those parts and focus on all the good there is you'll find that you still have pretty awesome parts that are also super important to the franchise. I think return of the sith was better than the force awakens

Completely agree.

Comparing the movie with everything done in terms of story and creativity Force Awakens didn't actually brought anything new to the SW universe.

J.J basically made a movie that can only be truly appreciate by people that have only seen the movies. And were expecting a new one for so long, that now that they got it, most people don't see its flaws. Maybe when episode 8 debuts people will start waking up.

To me personally that after the movies, I started following the books and the games, I can't honestly say that Force Awakens is a worthy successor to Return of the Jedi.

Even the name makes little sense compared to previous movies. After all, as we saw in the movie the only 'awakening' that happened was Rey's.

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#58 Posted by acer51 (2695 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the prequels, it had its problems but it didn't have shoehorned in characters (except Jar Jar) and nonsensical character deaths, I mean it wasn't as boring as Attack of The Clones but 3x as convoluted.

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#59 Posted by Penderor (5561 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe better than Jar Jar.

Maybe...

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#60 Posted by Hocko1999_VIRUS (2970 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say it was better than any of them, although honestly the prequels were no where near as bad as most people make them out to be.

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#61 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17999 posts) - - Show Bio

@comic_bruh777: you mean Attack Of The Clones. clone Wars was the cartoon which was all kinds of awesome

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#62 Posted by FangDaNerd (1618 posts) - - Show Bio

I hated the force awakens to be honest.

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#63 Posted by Stahlflamme (5733 posts) - - Show Bio

@fangdanerd said:

I hated the force awakens to be honest.

How comes?

I think its a decent movie objectively speaking, but its complete lack of new ideas makes it feel the most worthless and unnecessary out of all the star wars movies even those that are technically worse films.

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#64 Edited by FangDaNerd (1618 posts) - - Show Bio

@stahlflamme:Exactly and i feel like the jokes ruined it for me also and how perfect they made rey like seriously out of nowhere she somehow she knows how to use the force without any training whatsoever.

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#65 Edited by thatguywithheadphones (19859 posts) - - Show Bio

The smell of pee isn't as bad as the smell of sh*t, but I ain't trying sniff either of them .

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#66 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkdetective27 said:

Definitely, Id say this gets close to the originals.

lol, dat ain't the tune you been singin dez days >:3

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#67 Posted by Stahlflamme (5733 posts) - - Show Bio

@stahlflamme:Exactly and i feel like the jokes ruined it for me also and how perfect they made rey like seriously out of nowhere she somehow she knows how to use the force without any training whatsoever.

It would have been bearable if she was the only character, but with several characters around whose only purpose was to screw up or be suprised she is good at something its just really annoying. Even Han Solo did literally nothing productive. The guy dies alerting Kylo to their position on the base.And the fact that does work without much trouble pretty much proves it.

Better movie plot:

Kylo attacks the meeting with that old guy Poe and everyone else dies BB8 gets away. Rey finds the robot wants to sell it, because that gives her more personality then not doing the logical thing in her situation and sell the object, Stormtroopers attack she runs on the Millenium Falcon with BB8 she gets away. She finds the location of that bar in the navigational computer flies their gets the light saber. Gets captured by Kylo. Kylo puts the map together with the other pieces he already has talks some about Luke. Rey frees herself. She gets the light saber back and the complete map. The Starkiller base fires and destroys the republic. Rey snaps and uses the dark side, blowing up the commando bridge of the Star Killer base and heavily injures Kylo. Realizes she is afraid of what she just did and decides to look for Luke to teach her properly. Leaves the now disfunctional base flies back to the Falcon and uses the map to go search for Luke.

We're basically at the same point and we did need absolutely nobody except Rey and have a logical reason for her alone to go look for Luke.

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#68 Posted by FangDaNerd (1618 posts) - - Show Bio

@fangdanerd said:

@stahlflamme:Exactly and i feel like the jokes ruined it for me also and how perfect they made rey like seriously out of nowhere she somehow she knows how to use the force without any training whatsoever.

It would have been bearable if she was the only character, but with several characters around whose only purpose was to screw up or be suprised she is good at something its just really annoying. Even Han Solo did literally nothing productive. The guy dies alerting Kylo to their position on the base.And the fact that does work without much trouble pretty much proves it.

Better movie plot:

Kylo attacks the meeting with that old guy Poe and everyone else dies BB8 gets away. Rey finds the robot wants to sell it, because that gives her more personality then not doing the logical thing in her situation and sell the object, Stormtroopers attack she runs on the Millenium Falcon with BB8 she gets away. She finds the location of that bar in the navigational computer flies their gets the light saber. Gets captured by Kylo. Kylo puts the map together with the other pieces he already has talks some about Luke. Rey frees herself. She gets the light saber back and the complete map. The Starkiller base fires and destroys the republic. Rey snaps and uses the dark side, blowing up the commando bridge of the Star Killer base and heavily injures Kylo. Realizes she is afraid of what she just did and decides to look for Luke to teach her properly. Leaves the now disfunctional base flies back to the Falcon and uses the map to go search for Luke.

We're basically at the same point and we did need absolutely nobody except Rey and have a logical reason for her alone to go look for Luke.

Agreed

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#69 Posted by Helloman (29888 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, it was the same old, same old. I think III was better.

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#70 Posted by anakon4 (438 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I know mob is stupid, but I can't believe people dont have the brain capacity to realize that FA=ANH 2.0 fan made version.

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