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Originally posted by RisingDragon
That didn't take long to get politics into it.
Let's keep in mind that Disney also owns Marvel and The Avengers still did really well and was well-received. And hell Disney already had Indiana Jones. I don't think what happens with this new episode will be terrible.
But then again I actually LIKED the prequel trilogy.
I needed a terrible businessman for an analogy and he was the first that came to mind. Blame the News
I thought the prequels got better as they went on. Phantom Menace I found boring. There's the massive race on Tatooine that literally serves no plot purpose, it's just an action sequence for its own sake. Most of the film exists to show how politics is set out in the Old Republic, what role the Jedi serve and to lay the scene for the next two. Attack Of The Clones, I thought, was an alright film. If it hadn't been a Star Wars film it would have been generally quite good. But it was a Star Wars film and next to the original three it just comparatively mediocre. And Episode III I liked quite a lot.
And the thing about the Avengers (and the other 5 films that share direct canon) is that it's a good film. Crap films can be well received, brilliant films can become cult classics or fade into obscurity. The Avengers was a really good, compelling film.