Fans were more than excited to learn that George Lucas would be ushering in a new era of Star Wars, and creating a new generation of Star Wars fans, when they learned of plans for a prequel trilogy in the late nineties. For those like me, who grew up with the original trilogy, that excitement quickly waned. The prequels, to the purists, were too heavily laden with CGI, were victimized by subpar acting, and just didn’t seem to have that Star Wars feel.
Breaking Down the Prequel Trilogy.
Despite its shortcomings, the prequel trilogy was not without its highlights. The brightest of those was Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Don’t get me started on the fact that the proposed stand-alone Kenobi film may now be kaput.)
The prequel trilogy is a significant part of canon and, even for me, had some moments that are worthy entries into Star Wars lore. I recently tabulated my top five moments from the original trilogy; here are my top five from the prequels.