Rewatching the prequels...you're a braver person than I! Phantom Menace is a truly dreadful film.
Note that I'm a recent Star Wars convert, getting into the series through The Force Awakens hype train.
TPM is a pretty bad film indeed, failing on almost every level to tell a basic story. That said, the lightsaber fight at the end remains awesome. The only great thing in the film if you ask me.
I assumed that, as a Star Wars fan, I "had" to like the prequels, because hey, they're Star Wars movies.... they can't be THAT bad, right?
In 2015, when The Force Awakens was in cinemas, I received both the original and prequel trilogies for Christmas and watched them in episode order (so TPM to ROTJ). I disliked 1, liked 2, loved 3, wasn't sure about 4, loved 5 and disliked 6. Then I topped it all of with The Force Awakens, which came out on DVD in 2016, and I quite liked it on my first viewing.
And after multiple rewatches: I dislike 1, 2 and 3, love 4, adore 5, and I think 6 is just okay (although I'd probably more if wasn't for the nightmare that is the "Jedi Rocks" song edit). And as for The Force Awakens? It's my favourite one!
That's funny. "Every word of what you just said was wrong."
So I assume you're one of those fans that likes/defends the prequels, but doesn't like TLJ?
Because if so... that used to be me.
Now I'm the opposite. I'm a defender of TLJ and quite frankly the prequels can get stuffed.
I re-watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi on DVD a couple of weeks ago.
I must say, I severely misjudged that film. It's weird that I've gone from deeming it the worst Star Wars movie to really enjoying it and defending it from its detractors. When I first saw it I became really annoyed about the three big twists in the film, but nowadays I've accepted that (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD) Supreme Leader Snoke is already dead, Rey isn't the daughter or granddaughter of a character from a previous Star Wars film, and that it was Luke who drove his nephew, Ben Solo, to the dark side.
And once I accepted those sudden twists and other aspects of the film, I started to really get into the story of the film, and learn to appreciate all of the weird choices made for the characters. It could have been improved in several ways of course, but it's still a very good one in my opinion. I'd give it an 8/10.
By the way, I also re-watched the prequels (Episodes I-III) and Rogue One shortly before that. And holy crap, do the prequels look horrible in comparison to Rogue One. Just like with The Last Jedi, I misjudged that film on my first viewing and now I really love it, even though it does take a while to get going. The prequels though? I'm sorry, but I think I'm finally done with them. There are just too many fundamental flaws within them and the CGI no longer impresses me after re-watching RO and TLJ (and of course the magnificent TFA). Even Episode III, which has several awesome action scenes, suffers from a really messy script and really rushed character development for Anakin, and the final battle between him and Obi-Wan goes on way too long.
Me And Virgil is a good example of a non-typical Genesis song. I'm not really sure what genre to assign to it. It just doesn't fit anywhere within in their music in my opinion. I used to like MAV but nowadays I can kind of see why the band thought little of it, and so I'm not big on it anymore.
And yeah, the appalling Who Dunnit? is another good choice. What. Were. They. Thinking.
More Fool Me is another track, which doesn’t really fit into their musical profile of the time it was recorded.
I disagree, I think MFM fits very nicely on SEBTP. A lovely acoustic love song to add a relaxation spot within the four giant tracks of the album.
Just as TIOA was about to close, I took some screengrabs of its last moment.
I'm gonna miss it, but I'll always cherish the memories of the discussions we had on the old forum.
And hopefully we'll make many more here on the new one!
A phenomenal group of geniuses and my favourite non-British band. Their music is extraordinary. Any other fans here?
Big fan of Camel. In my top ten fave bands for sure.
"The Snow Goose" and "Moonmadness" are underrated classics of prog.
1. A Trick Of The Tail
2. Wind And Wuthering
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
4. Selling England By The Pound
5. ...And Then There Were Three...
7. Nursery Cryme
10. We Can't Dance
12. Invisible Touch
13. Calling All Stations
15. From Genesis To Revelation
ATOTT, WAW and TLLDOB.
I've been listening to George Ezra's new album, Staying At Tamara's.