Episode 1 was insanely popular at the time. The hatred for the prequels stemmed initially from Jar Jar being incredibly obnoxious. After having watched the behind the scenes for Episode 1, it was apparent that the people around Lucas felt that his shit needed to be reeled in, but they turned into yes men. This is why the pacing for Episode 1 is so bad, and why Duel of the Fates kept getting interrupted by more Jar Jar. Episode 2 had great action scenes, but angsty Anakin was incredibly obnoxious and dragged the movie down with his love scenes. Episode 3 was considered the best of the prequel trilogy, because it seemed the best put-together and we finally got to the pig payoffs. All of the jedi die and Anakin get his shit pushed in by the immensely more popular Obi Wan. From the behind the scenes for Episode 3, I believe that Lucas actually hired someone to keep the script and pacing in check. We still got bs like Padme dying of a broken heart, but she had served her purpose by then.
When TFA first came out, the biggest criticism was that it was a retread of ANH. It absolutely was, because JJ is a fraud and shit like Snoke should have set off early red flags for everyone involved. However, Disney overcorrected and the last two episodes went off the rail in a bad way. TLJ ignored a lot from TFA and was a disaster. Episode 9 tried to ignore episode 8, and ended up fucking everything up. The new trilogy fully embraced woke culture and all of the cancer that it entails. From what I hear from current long-time fans, it mostly gets ignored.
I remember that. The Resistance made absolutely no sense. Who were they resisting? The Empire was largely gone, and the New Republic was in power. It was fucking stupid back then as well.
I can see those arguments. ANH was made to be a self-contained story. It doesn't need anything else for it to be enjoyed.
Thrawn was retconned to be part of the prequel trilogy. In general, the main reason for Gundam having better written stories is because it embraces the shit ton of written material for it. The major issue with SW is that Disney immediately invalidated all of the books and comics when they took over. Decades of work were thrown out the window, which is fucking retarded. Eventually someone must have realized this, because it wasn't too long before the EU was getting plundered for material.
Mandalorian has actually been pretty good. There is an overarching storyarc, but every episode gets wrapped up neatly. So far, it has managed to avoid the cliffhanger after every episode craze that has been out of control for far too long.
Palpatine was fucking with everyone, but Yoda and the Council were at fault for what happened.
It's pretty good. A certain bounty hunter was teased early on, so we'll likely get to hear how he survived soon.
A lot of these kikes hated season 1 for being dumb. I'm hoping whoever is in charge of Mandalorian is able to keep it from getting pozzed.