The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey explores why the Star Wars prequel trilogy is so hated, and why the prequels are secretly brilliant films.
We’ve talked many times here on Dork Side about the amount of vitriol directed at the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and why we just wish it would go away at last. Fans have every right to dislike the prequels if they want, but the problem is many just don’t dislike them: they hate them with Sith-like passion.
"“Context and expectation was stacked against George from the very beginning.”Have you ever wondered why some fans hate the prequels so much? Maybe you don’t like the prequels but you can’t put your finger on the reason why. The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey looks to answer those questions, and present a case for why The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith are secretly brilliant.Check out the trailer for the documentary below.The Prequels Strike Back is composed of interviews with Star Wars fans about the prequels: why they love them, why they hate them, and why the trilogy carries with it such a stigma, even eleven years after the premiere of Episode III.More from Dork Side of the ForceDaniel José Older named a High Republic Adventures character after someone specialHow animation changed Star Wars: Ewoks and DroidsKelleran Beq comes to Star Wars: Galaxy of HeroesThe Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal becomes No. 1 on IMDb’s Starmeter for 2023Unwrapping the Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar: Day 7As a prequel fan, I am extremely curious to see what this documentary accomplishes with regard to vilifying the prequels. Vilifying them may not even be its goal, rather its goal may be to present two sides of an argument so both sides can learn from one another.As someone who grew up with the prequels, I have a hard time understanding exactly why older fans hate them so much. On the other hand, The Force Awakens didn’t meet my expectations, either, (though I don’t hate it), so I empathize with having high expectations end in disappointment, however slight.I cannot empathize, however, with hating The Force Awakens or the prequel trilogy. Perhaps through The Prequels Strike Back, I will begin to understand that side of the fandom, even if I still don’t agree with them. I can only hope the same happens vice versa.Next: Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Saw Rogue One Two Days Before He DiedThe Prequels Strike Back will be released digitally September 14th, 2016 on Amazon, VHX, and YouTube. Look for our coverage of the documentary then, and for more information in the meantime head to The Prequels Strike Back website.Published on 08/24/2016 at 2:09 PM ESTLast updated on 08/24/2016 at 2:10 PM EST “Context and expectation was stacked against George from the very beginning.”"