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Which movie do you like better?
The Phantom Menace
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Revenge of the Sith
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ROTS vs. TPM
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I personally liked ROTS better than TPM because ROTS has more action and- OK, I just learned this word in English class today- foreshadowing. Basically what that means is ...
I think at least 1/2 of TPM is sucky. it has too much political talk, I mean, what are we all, lawyers from a different galaxy. Seriously. Shocked
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Don't get me wrong, I really like all six main Star Wars movies, but ROTS is my least favourite.

Because you know how it's going to end, the plot was rather predictable. And this is hard to explain, and is probably just me, but to me it felt like I was watching something closer to historical fiction. Like, an artist's rendition of the historical events of the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire. Rather than have much emotional depth, it was just giving us the facts about "what really happened when the Empire came to power".

That said, the novelization of ROTS is my favourite Star Wars book. Stover does such a good job at building the characters, and the emotions, and everything. I loved that book. It also confirmed one important detail that all other sources seem to miss: Dooku knew that Sidious and Palpatine were the same person. Other sources never show that.

My favourite prequel film is actually Attack of the Clones. Fun science-fictiony adventure, the building romance while it was still pure (without all the jealousy), and great characterization (the devoted Senator, the brash young man leaping head-first into the world, the father-figure who is not at all prepared to deal with his son, etc.)

My film order (starting with the best): 5, 4, 2, 6, 1, 3. But again, they're all good. Just because Episode III is last, doesn't mean it's bad. It's just 7/10 over Episode V's 10/10.
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RotS. Not even a question.
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ROTS definately better than TPM


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I'm not even going to choose between the two. One was a movie that laid the foundation that was the culmination in the other movie. It's not even close to fair to compare them.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Dooku knew that Sidious and Palpatine were the same person.


Shocked Shocked Shocked I thought that was a given.


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ROTS was clearly the best. It had so much action, romance/sex, mystery. at first anakin was like this, then he turned to the dark side and looked like this
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Most definitely RotS.


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They're completely different types of films. Revenge of the Sith is a character study while The Phantom Menace has an ensemble cast with a much broader adventure story.


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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I really like all six main Star Wars movies, but ROTS is my least favourite.

Because you know how it's going to end, the plot was rather predictable. And this is hard to explain, and is probably just me, but to me it felt like I was watching something closer to historical fiction. Like, an artist's rendition of the historical events of the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire. Rather than have much emotional depth, it was just giving us the facts about "what really happened when the Empire came to power".

That said, the novelization of ROTS is my favourite Star Wars book. Stover does such a good job at building the characters, and the emotions, and everything. I loved that book. It also confirmed one important detail that all other sources seem to miss: Dooku knew that Sidious and Palpatine were the same person. Other sources never show that.

My favourite prequel film is actually Attack of the Clones. Fun science-fictiony adventure, the building romance while it was still pure (without all the jealousy), and great characterization (the devoted Senator, the brash young man leaping head-first into the world, the father-figure who is not at all prepared to deal with his son, etc.)

My film order (starting with the best): 5, 4, 2, 6, 1, 3. But again, they're all good. Just because Episode III is last, doesn't mean it's bad. It's just 7/10 over Episode V's 10/10.



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That's like asking which would you rather have pulled out with pliers, your teeth or your fingernails?

While fingernails hurt more, you need your teeth. Guess which one is which movie.

I much prefer TPM. While it is a terrible film, the only things truly wrong with it are annoying characters and a pacing that can't seem to decide where it wants the story to go. The characters fit fine within their world and their story, it's just one that you don't really want to see.

ROTS is bad on all accounts, no only are the characters annoying and the pacing all over the place, the story is sloppy, the dialogue is atrocious and horribly acted and the CGI is laughable or maybe cry-able. It has several scenes that just ruin the characters, in particular the duel with Sidious and Mace Windu. The only good thing about the movie that holds true to the character is Anakin's murder rampage. At the same time it's one of the worst things because it is so dark and out of character with Star Wars. It's like Lucas said, "You complained that Jar Jar was too kid friendly? Well, I'm going to kill kids! How do you like that?"


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I love TPM, but I have to say between the two ROTS is my favorite.

ROTS it starts out in the fun action adventure and then after the 1 hour mark just turns heartbreaking. Order 66, Anakin v. Obi-wan, the death of Padme, the birth of Vader. Some of my favorite moments from the saga come from that last hour and change of ROTS.
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I totally love Rots but for some weird reason I watch Tpm way more. But, i would have to say, go Rots
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