For those unaware, these were versions of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones that were re-edited in order to improve upon the movie.
The verdict, no amount of editing can add humanity to those characters.
I couldn’t get through thirty minutes of “The Phantom Edit.” It’s still an utter pile of garbage. I am ashamed to admit that I paid to see it three times in the theater because I couldn’t believe it was that bad. I kept telling myself, I must be missing something.
“Attack of the Phantom” was a bit more watchable but that is largely because it was a slightly better movie. Still, there are plot holes that you could drive a truck through. The most glaring, why wouldn’t Anakin in all those years check in on his mother and after slaughtering the sandpeople, why would Padme stick around?
It was that point that I turned it off.
Here’s hoping JJ Abrams can pull a rabbit out of his hat and make the next movie work.
For a much better explanation about why these movies suck check out these beautiful, hilarious reviews.