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I hate Star Wars prequel trilogy haters stamp by KindGenius I hate Star Wars prequel trilogy haters stamp by KindGenius
I've come up with another stamp!Sorry this one is a bit outspoken,just the topic it is about has troubled me for so much time,and I decided just to spit it out as it is without trying not to hurt anyone(because those dumb prequel haters had already hurt me with their hate art many times).I usually avoid hate,but this thing is what I can't stand.
Dear prequel haters,or original trilogy purists,or how do you call yourself(either way,I don't care)!Can't you just shut up about your hate and let those who like prequels enjoy them?Stop making hate art and spoiling mood to those who like prequels.Stop writing huge critical reviews,they won't change anyone's opinion,instead you just look more whiny than you think Anakin is.Criticising the prequels(as is Twilight,or the Matrix sequels,or any other fandom) does not make you a great critic.Understand that even the best films have their own flaws and quirks,but why should it be the only reason to hate them?Actually,if there wasn't your hate art,I would've never hated you and this stamp would've never existed(or at least,would've never been published).
I started being a Star Wars fan from the prequels.The first SW film I saw was The Phantom Menace.If it was as crap as you say,I would've thrown out my DVD with it into a litter bin.But I didn't.I really enjoyed TPM,I liked the plot and the characters.Even though the ending was a bit darkened for me because of Qui-Gon's death,I liked it.I started to wonder what happens next,and I watched Attack Of The Clones(which is my fave episode) and Revenge Of The Sith.I remember how I almost cried when Anakin turned to the Dark Side.Then I watched the 4th and 5th episode.I also liked Luke,Leia and Han.Unfortunately,I couldn't find ROTJ in shops,and for some months I lived wondering how it all ended and what did the title "Return Of The Jedi" meant.Among my theories about the last one were return of Anakin to the Light Side,Luke's mastery of the Jedi arts(and I was right about this),or even Obi-Wan's or Qui-Gon's return(I know it's silly,but,according to Yoda in Episode 3,Qui-Gon discovered immortality,so I,not knowing that it's only an ability to commune with people from the netherworld,thought it was possible).That was until I found Wookipedia and read about what happened in Episode 6.I was glad for Luke,I was glad for Anakin(even though he died,he was on the Light Side again and I was glad about that).So far I watched ROTJ,and my happiness doubled.All this time I liked all the films,despite the flaws that they had('cause the original trilogy had it's flaws as well).I'm a huge SW fan,and I can say that I like ALL the Star Wars films equally.
So now I'll explain all the points because of which you hate:
General plot:
Most of you don't like it because it's a political drama or because it has romance.Understand:not all stories are about running and shooting,or about fluff and friendship.And the fact you don't like political drama doesn't make the stories of this kind bad.I've seen a similar case with my another fandom-Avatar:The Last Airbender.When The Promise comics come out,there were lots of bad opinions about it just because it's a political drama and not a fluff story.After watching at all of this,I decided to read The Promise and see why they hate it.After I finished,I had mixed feelings.I didn't understand why people hate it because I actually enjoyed it(yes,you may call me a wimpy philosopher,and I don't think it's such a big flaw).Just because you don't like a certain genre/kind of stories,it's not a reason to call them bad.About the romance:lots of movies have it,and it's not a flaw(sometimes it's even good).As for me,I actually liked the romance between Anakin and Padme(and even more,they're one of my favourite couples).If you just don't like romance in movies,I'll remind you that in the original trilogy there also was a romance between Han and Leia.If you're just a Darth Vader fangirl and you envy Padme,it's not a reason to hate the prequels.
About Anakin being an emo:
Yes,he is an emo.But if he didn't,there would be no Darth Vader.Besides,weren't it you who said that a character must have flaws or else he would become a Mary Sue(however,I personally don't have anything against Mary Sues)?I'm sure that if he wasn't an emo,you would first call him a Gary Stu,and when he turned to the Dark Side you would've accused George Lucas in lack of reasons for it.And stop blaming the actor(forgot his name) for not playing well.Anakin was meant to be an emo.If Anakin wasn't an emo,there would be no reason for him to become Darth Vader(unless he would've been a maniacal or power hungry kid from his childhood,but I don't think Qui-Gon would be stupid enough to take him to the Jedi Order then).
About Jar Jar:
I personally don't understand why you hate him guys.Yes,he is stupid,but he was made for a comic relief and kids' amusement.He just softens the "everything is bad" atmosphere in TPM.If there was no Jar Jar,it would be like this:the Trade Federation invaded Naboo,everything is bad,the Sith Lord shows up,everything is bad,Anakin is rejected in training,everything is bad,the Queen has no army,everything is bad,the Sith Lord is killed,but Qui-Gon is dead,everything is bad...I'm not sure if I want to see this(I know that there are different edits of TPM,but I don't watch them and don't even want to).Besides,if there were no gungans in the movie at all,I'm not sure if Obi-Wan survived either.And,in Episode 6,it look weird to me when Ewoks,the small teddy bears with no technology,took down the whole Imperial batallion.Gungans at least had technologies.
The next explanations are about characters,whom the prequel haters hate for reasons that I don't understand.
Why do they hate Padme?
I don't understand.If you hate her because she loves Anakin(which led him to the Dark Side),the answer was right in the movies.In AOTC,after telling Padme about his love to her,he said:"I wish I could just wish away my feelings,but I can't.".That is a clear answer!A true love is not something you can so easily overcome or cancel.No matter how hard you try to take it away,you can't do it so easily,it requires a great strength to do this,and sometimes it takes years to do.And it's not a surprise Anakin was so worried about her when he started having nightmares about he.If you ever broke up with your BF/GF,sorry for an intimate question,but how long did it take for you to overcome the pain of loss?If you answer 2 weeks,or month,or even half a year,I can say that you never loved him or her really(sorry for saying such rash words).Only someone who never loved can let go so easily,without a pain.I really know that.The same thing is with Anakin.He can't let her die so simply because he loves her.That's all the tragedy.He betrays his ideals to save his love,and,unfortunately,it is this betrayal that kills her.
And why do they hate Qui-Gon?
Yes,he found Anakin.But he died long before he could even suspect something like this would happen.I know that he didn't listen the Council.But still,Yoda said that Anakin's future was clouded.It wasn't bad or good.It depended on Anakin's decicion(because I really believe that our future depends on our present decicions).He had both good and bad side.He could either choose to sacrifise Padme for the Galaxy,or sacrifise the Galaxy for Padme.And unfortunately the second sacrifise he made led to her death.The only person I think we should blame in the appearance of Darth Vader is Palpatine(aka Darth Sidious),who manipulated the Council and Anakin.However,the Council also should've forseen this when sending Anakin to spy on Palpatine.
Now,I hope my explanations are clear,and you got some sense.I still like all the movies.You can bully me,but such comments would be simply ignored and hidden.Don't try to persuade me,it's useless,'cause I'm too stubborn to change my opinion.By trying to persuade me,you will only create a headache for me and yourself.Sorry if I offended you,just it's a hurtful topic for me.End of story,goodbye etc.
P.S.Instead of hate,you'd better practice your grammar.Because it's "prequels",not "prequals",as many of you type.
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TheAnimeLord2013 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Watch Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 good things about the Star wars prequels, most of what I agree with. IMO there are many good things about the prequels, like Yoda actually kicking ass for once, The Emperor actually kicking ass for once, The fight with Darth Maul on Naboo, Jango Fett, more lightsaber duels, more space battle action, and the best thing about the prequels is the opera house scene with Anakin and the Emperor where the Emperor tells him about Darth Plagius, and I found that interesting because it explains more of the mythos of star wars and tells me that the Sith are not entirely evil and the Jedi are not purely good. I loved the Emperor character better in III than in VI because he was more badass in III.
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DarthScyther Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
The worst thing is that they call them "Forgettable". RoTS, the youngest Movie, still is remembered today by haters and fans alike.  And I just thought that there were a lot of memorable things.
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The reason people hate the prequels is because they spent 16 years dreaming up fanfictions. When the prequels finally came, they were pissed the movies weren't made the way they wanted them made and couldn't see the good of the prequels past their nostolgia curtain. 

And of of course the prequels are not going to be as great, legendary, or groundbreaking as the originals. But that's to be expected. The prequels still do good at what they are; the story of how Anikan fell to the Dark Side, how the Jedi fell, and how the Galactic Empire became the central government in the galaxy. 
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah, nostalgia filters. I hate nostalgia filters.
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DarthScyther Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Grrrrrr! They gave Yoda a lightsaber! That is really bad because I always assumed he never had one even though there was never really any evidence of that!

Yoda with lightsaber 
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TheAnimeLord2013 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
but here Yoda actually kicks ass and I prefer him to do backflips and jump around like an old hermit than barely get out of bed...
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DarthScyther Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Yes, me too. I also love how John Williams reuses Yoda's theme from Empire Strikes back for his duel in Attack of the Clones.
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RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I liked the prequels, especially Revenge of the Sith. The first one wasn't exactly my favorite, but I still liked it. 
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Dim432 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014   Writer
I don't hate them too. I was a Trekkie and their are good and awesome moments their, their alot to like about them
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
About whom? The prequel haters? I don' t think so.
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kumanoyume Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate people that can't handle the fact that people have different opinions. :)
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, then I hate people who can' t rationalize their opinion and judge everything with a nostalgia filter. I might have a nostalgia filter about some things to, but I don' t let it cloud my judgement and enterverne my logic.
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kumanoyume Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm, FYI, I actually like the prequels. However, I don't fault people for not liking the movies I like because everyone is going to react to a movie differently, and that's okay. If you have love or hate for a movie, despite the general consensus, that doesn't mean you're dumb, or you're a bad person. 

I also love how you think the opinions of prequel haters are "irrational".

:iconinigomontoyaplz: :iconsaysplz: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. 

Often times, someone's opinion of a movie stems from their emotion. Emotions are rarely rational. This is why, technically speaking, there is no such thing as a good or bad movie. Everyone's reaction to it is subjective. When you get pissed at someone for liking or disliking a movie, it's like getting pissed at someone for liking or disliking mushrooms on pizza. 
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Emotions can be explained, just not everyone is able to rationalize them, to see what causes them. If someone can' t see where the emotion responsible for the opinion is coming from, the emotion, along with the opinion, should be supressed and thrown away. One can never trust an opinion that doesn' t have any logic and is purely emotional. Trust me, I understood that from my own experience.
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kumanoyume Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're half right. It isn't good to base an opinion on something OBJECTIVE completely based on emotion. 

However, if someone bases their on emotion when it's something completely subjective like a movie, then it's okay. Why? Because it doesn't affect you. You can love or hate a movie all you want, but that won't change what other people think and no opinion of a movie is right or wrong. The sooner you come to terms with that fact, the better off you'll be. 

Movies, including the bad ones, are all art. Art is an emotional illusion that isn't always gonna make sense, but that's the fun in it. Different people find meaning in different places. I'm sure that there are people out there that find more meaning in The Avengers than an art house flick like The Fountain. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, because people connect to different things differently. Some people thought the storyline in The Phantom Menace was stupid. I didn't. However, I don't fault people for thinking that, because I know that everyone will react to a movie differently.  So, it's pretty arrogant to call your point of view superior to someone else's. 

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KindGenius Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's not just about what do they think of the movies, it's about the way they behave and think it's their opinion that should solve the fate of the franchise. I understand if someone says " I don't like this movie, but I understand you like it and I respect your opinion.", but many prequel haters I've talked to treat those who don't hate the prequels like total shit, saying something like "youdunth8daprequalssuuranidiotwhogrewuponmichaelbaymuvizandshudbithrowntodasarlaccpit".
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Rose3212 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The prequels are awesome!
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AlexGamer9000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't hate the prequels.
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Toadmushroom95 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I love the prequels. Thumbs Up 
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Writer
This is why I don't like Star Wars as much as I did as a kid. It's because of these prequel haters and rabid fanboys!
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IMO it' s much worse in Harry Potter fandom. I loved that universe when I was 10, I imagined myself as a character in those books,  how I would meet the characters and how I would affect the events described in books. At that time I didn' t have the Internet( Which, perhaps, was for the better, because if I had the Internet back then, I might have become one of those crappy romance fanfiction writers. Well, I can' t say my writing is perfect right now either, but at least I can separate the good fanfiction from the crappy one, and try not to write the latter. ) , so I haven' t seen all the rabid fangirls and slash writers. I didn' t have the Internet until I turned 13, and by that age I already knew the difference between good artistic writing and bad one. So, when I got the Internet, soon I found out what fanart is. Then I started searching fanart about Harry Potter hoping to catch another glimpse on the universe I loved, but instead I saw a vile parody of it, which is filled with slash, perversion and characters who seem familiar, but act like totally different people( In fact, in most fan art they don' t act like humans at all. The majority of people are mad disgusting perverts, but not to such degree) . I was very disappointed. After these things started catch my eyes on forums( because there is so much of this shit) , I started hating the fans, because those idiots give my fandom a bad name. Of course, as my newbie time passed, my hatered cooled down, but I am still disgusted by what they do.
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Kegger98 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I think there more to these complaints.

1. I proably appreciate the political stuff more then I think, but I don't think they integrated it that well. They just sorta put it in, and the scenes felt they had no weight and it's not in the story long enough, in a story already with too many things going on. But, that's debatable (HA!), I think the main reason it's disliked is because it doesn't feel like Star Wars. Whenever someone complains that dark knight was just a detective drama, they forget that batman is a detective and works with the police, makes sense it's there. Star Wars though was an adventure trilogy, lots of action, the prequels though, weren't so. Like I said above, they didn't ease people into people expecting more action. I don't know, just my theory.

2. Yeah it made sense,but he mostly just sounded bored or Whitney, there's needs to more emotion to a character that becomes darth vader.

3.Jar jar on the other hand, was completely uneccisary. Whenever the originals tried to be funny or cute, they had there own scenes, they didn't cut into moments that where meant to be dramatic, completely rendering any atmosphere useless. Also, besides the gun guns to the rescue, he didn't do much besides step in shit and scream. 

4.That's easy to answer. Luke a lea needed a mother, and I thought how thy set it up, while the dialouge was cheesy and you have to pay attention to see the chemistry, was fine. The hate, I think,comes from the ending of episode 3. So she's dying from a loss of a will to live? Does she not care about her children? Also, while I do believe you can die from a loss of will to live, you need something to actually be wrong with you.

5.Beats me.
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meesa loved the prequels, especially The Phantom Menace, because of one character. :iconjarjarplz:  Meesa no even carrren about Star Wars till mesa saw Jar Jar. Itsa because'a Jar Jar dat meesa got into Star Wars in dee first place'n.  And not just Jar Jar, but his whole species, are the only humanoids that resemble the creatures meesa loven the most: dinosaurs!
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AlphaGirl404 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I loved all the prequels (though i do admit episode 2 was kinda weak:P)
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RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I loved the prequels! 
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cutekitteh1111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist
I loved the prequels
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ChewbaccatheCookie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist
I can see where you're coming from. I'm not a big fan of the prequels; I much prefer the original trilogy, but hey, that's just my opinion. I grew up watching the Original Trilogy and enjoy it far more than the prequels. Personally, I don't think the prequels, or the bits they added into the originals later on, or The Clone Wars, enhanced the plot in any way, and I feel that they weren't. But that's just my personal opinion. I've seen them all, didn't really like them, so now I don't watch them. 

I don't see the point of hate art etc. People need to learn that it won't magically change someone's opinion. Why would you want to change someone's opinion anyway? It's their opinion. If everyone had the same opinion on everything, the world would be very, very boring.
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I find their hate illogical and irrational. Even though I understand the right of one to have their own opinion, I do not approve the absense of logic in it.
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SLooGSarePeopleToo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is their hate illogical? Isn't that like saying it's illogical to hate the color purple? >_>
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Emotions are illogical in general and should not be relied on. Your argument is invalid.
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SLooGSarePeopleToo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thus your hate for prequel haters is illogical? 
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I explained why I hate them in the post, and I think I did it pretty clearly. When they try to explain their opinions, I see nothing but whining, a thick nostalgia filter and a load of hypocrisy.
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SLooGSarePeopleToo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But you said hate was illogical? 
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If it has no logical reason.
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you drunk? The prequels were WAAAAY better then the originals could ever hope to be!
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KindGenius Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I didn' t compare prequels to the originals. I just said that prequel haters are illogical.
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN MY INABILITY TO READ THINGS THROUGH!!!!Sorry about that.
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ChewbaccatheCookie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Hmm, agreed, I suppose. If they have reasons for hating it and their hate doesn't intrude on anyone else then they're entitled to it. If however, they're just biased for the simple illogical sake of it, and they feel it necessary to make their hate known to the world then... eh. Fools.
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FlyingPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I'm with you on this except on Jar Jar. Why? Because Jar Jar, standing in for Senator Amidala, puts forth the motion that gives Palpatine supreme powers. This means that Jar Jar, is indirectly responsible for the fall of the Old Republic and the near-annihilation of the Jedi order.
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I know that, but he' s just an idiot. Why should I hate him simply because he is an idiot?
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FlyingPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Well...yeah kinda. That's why I hate him.
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TheLordFanboy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stamp has 66faves, that's ironic...
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you' re a prequel hater, you don' t have anything to hope. It has nothing to do with Order 66, it will not be destroyed, and I will go on spreading RedLetterMedia hate.
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TheLordFanboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a prequel trilogy hater, thank the force...
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, that' s okay then. And if you hate RedLetterMedia, join wehateredlettermedia.tumblr.co…
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TheLordFanboy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just looked them up, they're terrible, they just fuel the prequel hate tand the everything made after 20XX is bad, and no good thing can be made after 20XX hysteria.

Another bad one is Cinema-sins, they make continunity moniters  on films look like complete morons.
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That' s exactly what I think. I haven' t seen Cinema-sins yet, but i already suspect that media lacks good critics.
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!!!!!LOL 
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TheLordFanboy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's basically a guy saying cuss-words about movie mistakes, nothing worth anybody's time.
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CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Have you ever watched RedLetterMedias review of the Star Wars Prequels out of curiosity?
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