THB: The "Star Wars" prequels are better than the original trilogy
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Prop must argue that the Star Wars prequels: The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, are better than the original Star Wars trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Con must argue to the contrary.
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I will be prop.
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This brings me nicely to my second point: the characters themselves. I often encounter criticism of Jar Jar Binks at this point, and while it is undoubtable that he is thoroughly annoying, the gibberish that Chewbacca and R2D2 spout, C-3PO's general incompetence, and even Yoda's first appearance in Ep. IV are, on sum, just as irritating. Of course, all of these characters are present in the prequels, but the former 3 have much less air time, and Yoda is much less annoying.
Anakin's motivations are always clear: the greater good, the Jedi way, his dedication to Padme, and various other factors make his decisions, though badly thought out with hindsight, far more relatable, and therefore enjoyable.
Luke's only motivation is that his family was killed on Tattooine, which, though tragic, is very one-dimensional and cliche. Han Solo seems motivated only by getting into Leia's pants.
The prequels also have much better graphics, which, though it may be somewhat unfair to compare them to their 80s counterpart, nonetheless counts in their favour in modern times.
In summary, the prequels have better lightsaber battles, the characters are more relatable and emotional, and the graphics are a nice bonus.
In terms of characters and such as much as I adore! The prequels for their characters and such most of them just aren't relatable unlike Luke, Leia and Han, Luke is just a simple farm boy trying to get through life and just wishes he could have a more exciting life and eventually he gets the opportunity and slowly we see him build up his character from a local farm boy to a Jedi Padawan to eventually a Jedi Knight and so on. Han was always that cool sorta friend we had although he was a little selfish we got to see him become more than just a simple smuggler and develop feelings towards Leia and Luke and even forgetting about getting paid just so he can help the Rebels.
While the prequels had better graphics the originals had far more detail put into them every Star Destroyer, Asteroid, Death Star was actually a small model which was shot with some intense camera work and dedicated workers.
In Conclusion: The Originals have more dedication a more developed story and helped us develop feelings towards the main characters because we could relate to their intense struggles.
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