Little Kids Redeem the Prequels


For the last decade, Star Wars fans have had to withstand haters attack the prequels and proclaim their sorrow on message boards over how sorry they feel for kids who have to grow up with them. Well, Drew McWeeny at HitFix has done an amazing series of articles where he shows his two young sons the Original Trilogy and the Prequels (in the order of 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, and 6), and his articles show that thanks to kids growing up with The Clone Wars and the prequels, the events in Revenge of the Sith really have the effect that Lucas may have been going for all along:

And when the lightsaber battle finally reached its crescendo and Obi-Wan struck Anakin down, leaving him struggling on the shore of the lava river, they both got up and got closer to the TV, determined to see exactly what happened. Anakin caught fire, and I saw Toshi cover his mouth with his hand, his tears finally spilling, not just welling up. And when Obi-Wan finally walked away, leaving his former student and friend laying there, burnt and suffering, mad from pain and sorrow, both the boys came to me, emotionally ruined by the sequence.

He has yet to post his piece on Return of the Jedi, but the whole thing on Revenge of the Sith is worth a read.