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Lee
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« on: July 22, 2014, 09:30:56 PM »

FiveThirtyEight (great site, especially if you like stats) has a break down on the Star Wars movies.

This is the one I find most surprising:


Ten percent rate the Phantom Menace as the best movie? Now that some time has passed, I don't think I know one person who liked it. At the time there were people who enjoyed it, but I think that was mainly because they were in denial after being disappointed. Although I despised all 3 of the prequels, I also thought they got a bit better with each passing movie. Are you, or someone you know, in that 10%?

Interesting article with a few more charts at the link above.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 11:13:58 PM »

The only thing I think about when I remember Phantom Menace is that stupid kid yelling "yipppeeee!!" - I don't think I ever got over that.  Well, that and Jar Jar.
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 12:08:29 AM »

I guess the Phantom Menace doesn't surprise me too much.  The younger generation that had no previous tie to Star Wars had really no concept of how terrible the prequels were in comparison.  If the prequels are your introduction to the universe then that's probably the baseline for how you judge everything from then on.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:52:10 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on Today at 12:08:29 AM

I guess the Phantom Menace doesn't surprise me too much.  The younger generation that had no previous tie to Star Wars had really no concept of how terrible it was.  If the prequels are your introduction to the universe then that's probably the baseline for how you judge everything from then on.

Those poor kids, their parents failed them.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:25:32 AM »

That's gotta be trolling
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:24:31 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on Today at 01:25:32 AM

That's gotta be trolling

Reworded to clarify a poorly worded section.  Wasn't trolling.  smile
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:30:46 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on Today at 04:24:31 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on Today at 01:25:32 AM

That's gotta be trolling

Reworded to clarify a poorly worded section.  Wasn't trolling.  smile

I assumed he meant people trolling the poll. No?
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 05:06:33 AM »

Quote from: Lee on Today at 04:30:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on Today at 04:24:31 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on Today at 01:25:32 AM

That's gotta be trolling

Reworded to clarify a poorly worded section.  Wasn't trolling.  smile

I assumed he meant people trolling the poll. No?

Yeah I meant the poll responders for phantom menace
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:42:37 PM »

I get the impression that a lot of kids love The Phantom Menace more than the other movies, so this poll doesn't exactly surprise me. It's hard to understand for us old geezers though. *shakes fist*
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 01:49:22 PM »

There are several reasons for this:
1. Kids were included in the mix and The Phantom Menace was the most kid-friendly.  It had Jar Jar and the bad guys were bumbling robots saying "Roger, Roger."  Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back had stormtroopers and Darth Vader.  Return of the Jedi was where it started to get silly again, with Ewoks and everything related to Jabba's palace.
2. There are people that have seen all six movies but never really got into them.  They might have said The Phantom Menace just because it was the first one they saw and looked more polished than the other ones.
3. They didn't limit it to 30-50 year old Star Wars fans.  We know what's what. 
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 02:35:52 PM »

Are you trying to make us feel old?  @#$(*&%
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 03:06:04 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on Today at 01:49:22 PM

3. They didn't limit it to 30-50 year old Star Wars fans.  We know what's what. 

Or as Douglas Adams might say:

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“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to movies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's filmed between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary.
3. Anything filmed after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
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