ROTS vs TLJ

Which is the better movie?


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Sketch

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Nov 12, 2017
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Well.... yeah. That's what I'm saying. Things have changed a bit.
A bit. Not a lot.

People who were kids when the PT came out have nostalgia for them. Add those folks to the 50% of Star Wars fans that think TLJ is the worst thing that ever happened to the franchise and the bevy of internet memes, suddenly the PT is more popular than it was before.

But people who were teens and older when the PT came out aren't really budging. They remember what they saw and it's not attached to fuzzy childhood memories.
 

deimosmasque

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Apr 22, 2018
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Revenge of the Sith is a fun movie. The novel explains so much more so much but it's a novel so it doesn't count.

I saw Revenge of the Sith 4 times in the theater.

I saw The Last Jedi more. And I enjoyed it more. I love, rewatching scenes from the the Last Jedi a lot more than anything from ROTS.
 

molnizzle

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Oct 25, 2017
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I did like the novel. "This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker, forever."

Haven't revisited it since it released, but I still remember that line. I wonder if it was actually as good as I remember though. I wasn't even old enough to drink yet.
 

Seeya

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Oct 27, 2017
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Also consider that the PT spawned a ton of long running and successful secondary media. I’d imagine for many kids, they’d have seen something like Clone Wars before seeing the
So this TLJ hate thread didn't go the way ya'll wanted and now you're looking for other polls? lol
I didn’t think we were likely to get a 50/50 split. Revenge of the Sith relies on someone basically having an outsized from the norm appreciation for dramatic structure or loving B movies. A +1/3 showing on Era is pretty good.
 
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Raonak

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Oct 29, 2017
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The prequels are badly constructed films, but at least have interesting world-building and lore. The events they tell are interesting (in theory) and it really makes the galaxy feel big. It's overambitious and falls flat because of it.

The sequels are the opposite, they are well constructed films.... that do nothing with the source material except reset the state of the universe by essentially undoing the actions of the OT. It's incredibly safe and falls flat because of it.
 
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Seeya

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Oct 27, 2017
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The prequels are badly constructed films, but at least have interesting world-building and lore. The events they tell are interesting (in theory) and it really makes the galaxy feel big. It's overambitious and falls flat because of it.

The sequels are the opposite, they are well constructed films.... that do nothing with the source material except reset the state of the universe by essentially undoing the actions of the OT. It's incredibly safe and falls flat because of it.
The thing that gets me is that the ST setting is litterally just aore poorly executed version of the OT setting. There’s a reason as to why the most popular secondary media is mainly PT and OT.

Or it’s ST content that makes use of EU classics

Or there’s no functional difference had it taken place in the OT as oppose to the ST.

The ST as a setting just blows.
 
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Zed

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Oct 28, 2017
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The Rose / Finn part on Crait was approaching Anakin / Padme levels from AOTC.
 

jett

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Oct 25, 2017
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Anakin lives in a Republic that does nothing about slavery on his home planet, and the Jedi didn't do anything to free his mother. No surprise he doesn't think much of the system and thinks a dictatorship with the right view would be better.
He's also been told all his life that he's the chosen one so he already has an immediate buy in to messianic leaders that'll fix everything.

Padme asks if he's talking about himself and Anakin denies it but he totally is thinking he'll be right for the job eventually.



Look at these nuggets of potential, squandered by horrendous execution.
 

JackRandom

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Oct 26, 2017
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TLJ, as someone mentioned, has far higher highs and for me, it's frustrating how it can't quite get the rest of the movie across the finish line. i feel like one more script revision would have really gone a long way. It's frustrating to me just how close TLJ is to greatness.

On the ROTS side, we had Lucas actually try rewriting scenes after principle photography without re-shooting. The Anakin turn sequence is famous for this. (i'm sort of curious to see what that scene looked like before it was reconstructed. The Senate clearly ends up with Anakin's saber at some point during his fight with Mace. )
 

snipe_25

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Oct 27, 2017
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Really depends what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a movie with over-the-top cheese of a cheap serial, it’s ROTS. If you’re looking for a movie that’s well-written (I know I know, casino subplot sucks) and well-acted it’s TLJ.
 

Hero_of_the_Day

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Oct 27, 2017
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Revenge of the Sith is a terrible fucking movie, loaded with bad acting, even from usually good actors. And way too much shit CGI and green screen. I found Last Jedi boring, but it is still better than the trash that is Revenge of the Sith.