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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic Editorial 32

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Release: April 15, 2014

Countdown: Top 11 GOOD Things in the Star Wars prequels

Under threat of being shot, the Critic decides to discuss some positive elements to the Star Wars prequels.

  1. The Opera House scene from Revenge of the Sith: The scene where Palpatine tells Anakin the story of Darth Plagueis, as it develops the mythos within the Star Wars universe.
  2. The Different Worlds: Using CGI, Lucas was able to really explore the worlds of the galaxy beyond the (usually) one or two locations per planet that the original films had.
  3. The Emperor: The brilliant acting by Ian McDairmid delivers layers to the Big Bad of the franchise.
  4. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan: Despite the poor performances of everyone, Ewan was still able to capture the youthful aspect of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  5. The Intro to Revenge of the Sith: There is a lot going on and so much eye candy that it's just enjoyable.
  6. Hayden Christensen as Anakin: Under threat of getting shot again, the Critic explains that no one gives a good performance in these films, but still, Hayden is able to provide gravitas and is even intimidating when he has to be.
  7. Anakin and Padmé's reaction to being pregnant: It shows all the emotion this kind of news brings, one of the few realistic moments in the prequels.
  8. The Death Sticks scene in Attack of the Clones: Nothing else. Just a funny scene.
  9. Yoda Kicking Ass: Despite reservations, it's still good to see CGI Yoda in a fight.
  10. Less Jar Jar as the films went on: After the abysmal reception in The Phantom Menace, Jar Jar's role in the films was greatly reduced.
  11. The lightsaber battle in Phantom Menace: Lots of energy and brilliant sword play. The Critic even gives an 11.5 to John Williams' "Duel of the Fates" that plays over the sword fight.

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