Is this the worst Star Wars trailer of all time? You decide
Oh, boy. *deep breath*
So, here's the deal; I don't hate the prequels. I love the cool stuff (Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, light sabers, Jango, Mace, etc.) and hate the eye-rollingly bad stuff (Anakin, Anakin, Jar Jar, Anakin, hollow dialogue, etc.), and throughout the years I've kind of come to peace with the immense flaws of the prequels.
Now, they lay this shit on me.
I get that this trailer for STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D is marketed to kids watching Saturday-morning cartoons who still believe in Santa Claus, but that trailer is insultingly bad. Yes, it lies squarely with the narration, which sounds like a dude trying to sell me a remote control car in between episodes of Phineas and Ferb.
I don't think I could hate this trailer more. In fact, since I can't hate it anymore, if they offered a class on "How to hate the stupid ass Phantom Menace 3D kiddie trailer more" I would take that class. I would buy all necessary materials, take diligent notes, and master that hate.
Lucasfilm really went out of their way to highlight EVERYTHING Star Wars fans despise about Episode 1 with this little bit of promotion. We could go on forever about this and I'm sure everyone will have plenty to say. I've never met a Star Wars fan that didn't jump at the chance to tear the prequels a new asshole, so go ahead and break out your chainsaw and vitriol.
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|Extra Tidbit:||How different do you think the prequels would've come off had Leonardo DiCaprio (who was being courted by Lucas) been cast as Anakin?|