Yeah, that’s something you can’t really argue with. The prequel trilogy came up recently on Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian by the team of The Mandalorian. They discussed George Lucas pioneering new technologies and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy explained why Lucas decided to direct the prequel films himself.
“With anybody like George, and anyone who’s a filmmaker, they get antsy after a while at not being able to be on that floor telling stories, making movies,” she said. “And his love of pushing the technology, obviously, we were doing a certain amount of that with each of the Indiana Jones movies, but it wasn’t like Star Wars, and I think that each time we would push the technology, in making those movies, he got the bug to start thinking about what that might mean for Star Wars.”
Dave Filoni also went into a crazy awesome deep dive into the prequel films, specifically the final lightsaber battle in The Phantom Menace that saw Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi fighting Darth Maul. If you haven’t seen what he said about that, you need to do that now! You can read it here.
We can go ahead and get this conversation going on here. What is a genuinely nice comment that you can make about the Star Wars prequels?