George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel movies may have received mixed reviews when they were released in the late 90s and early 2000s, but over the years, fans have expressed a fondness for the divisive Star Wars trilogy.
Today, a social media trend has fans celebrating the prequels, sharing the bits and pieces that they love about Lucas’ controversial Star Wars movies. It all started when one Star Wars fan, Twitter user Scott Malthouse, posted a simple request on the social media site asking others to share positive things about the prequel movies.
The post got thousands of replies and retweets in a single day with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Alan Tudyk joining in on the fun.
The responses to the tweet have been overwhelming with fans talking about the costume design, the Jedi Council, the presence of fan-favorite characters like Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, the film’s teaser posters, the set designs, and so many, many more reasons why they love the prequel movies.
You can check out the various posts down here:
We’re glad to see the Star Wars fanbase showering the prequels with love and appreciation. Back in the day, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith had such a mixed-negative reception.
Fans didn’t quite like Lucas’ use of CGI and green screen, nor did they have the patience for the wooden dialogue, especially between Anakin and Padme Amidala. The Star Wars fanbase wasn’t too kind receiving the films – at some point some even bullied the cast and crew of the films.
We’re glad to see that so much is changing now.
The Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+.