Hayden Christiansen Is Glad People Seemingly Like The Prequels Now


The Star Wars prequels, which released between 1999 and 2005, were not considered the best when they first released. The inconsistent story, wooden acting and overuse of computer generated effects was not what fans of the original trilogy were expecting. Despite his good intentions George Lucas having complete control without internal feedback may have hurt the films the most.

However, looking back all these years later, many people have come to appreciate George’s original vision; Especially with the addition of both the 2003 – 2005 Clone Wars micro series and the acclaimed 2008 – 2014 Clone Wars television series fleshing out the world and characters.

One actor from the Prequel era, Hayden Christiansen, has expressed his satisfaction seeing that the films have received a more positive reception two decades later. In a recent interview while promoting the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney Plus, Christiansen stated:

It’s been a very rewarding experience in that regard, and it’s been really nice to have this wave of positivity over the prequel films. And to see that expression come across has been really nice.

It is nice seeing that at least a few actors like Christiansen and even Ewan McGregor look back on their fond memories working on those films.

With the incredibly mixed reception of the Disney Sequel trilogy that ran from 2015 – 2019 some people have given the Prequel series another look. Seeing that despite its flaws they all agree that it at least has one consistent vision and that most of the time it had a plan on where the next film was going.

The Prequel era gave us a unique look at the universe of Star Wars. Seeing the utopia that was the Galactic Republic before it eventually became the dystopia that was the Galactic Empire. Seeing the Jedi Order and the eventual rise of the Sith, setting up the Original Trilogy.

What do you think? Did the Prequels get a bad rap when they first released? Did you like them?

Source: comicbook.com

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