The Star Wars Prequels: What Did George Lucas Get Right?

Note: We’re rerunning this feature again because we’ve produced a companion video for it (embedded above). Enjoy!

It’s easy to hate on the Star Wars prequels, and you wouldn’t be wrong to do so. When measured as the sum of their parts, they fall apart faster and harder than clone loyalty towards Jedi Masters post Order 66. Jar Jar is possibly one of the worst characters in movie history. The love story between Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker is cringe-inducingly bad. And Anakin’s decision to go from loving soon-to-be-father to younglings slayer is a bipolar pill that’s difficult to swallow.

It’s definitely not all bad, however. What follows is a collection of things that George Lucas got right in the prequel trilogy.

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