8. The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Phantom Menace narrowly escaped the title of being a bad watch because the script had at least some action to keep us engrossed, for instance the kinetic duel by Darth Maul lightsaber, and of course Yoda’s powerful description of fear and the Dark Side, However, the fact that the movie focused more on ballet than battle, we did feel that this fan fiction deprived of the original Star Wars action we all crave.
At the end of the movie, we all wondered why Lucas doesn’t focus on sticking to the original Star Wars draft, which portrayed Anakin Skywalker as a young Buddha and Jar Binks as the thoughtful and wise sage. He should have listened to the guidance of Lawrence Kasdan, who wanted to increase Anakin’s age rather than basing the movie on a child actor.
7. Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Revenge of the Sith is undoubtedly the most engrossing and darkest amongst all the prequels, with a strong storyline and a captivating cinematic experience, which comes as no surprise because the Mathew Stover book was absolutely splendid.
However, Lucas decided to make some last minute changes in attempts to creating his own version, and he decided to alter Anakin’s motivation for picking out the Dark Side while the film was in post-production. Now, this hasty move caused several changes that ignored the important and major aspects of the entire prequel series, which made this film an utter confusion, and the Jedi was made to look as an absolute idiot.