Ewan McGregor Says Star Wars Prequels Are Now Getting Appropriate Love

Ewan McGregor Says Star Wars Prequels Are Now Getting Appropriate Love

A chained Obi-Wan Kenobi in Attack of the Clones.

“Good job,” McGregor tells blissful prequel fans.
Screenshot: lucasfilm

Next week marks the 20-anniversary of the year Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. For many it is unequivocal the worst star wars film. However, in recent years, this opinion has begun to change, as people who saw Clone in a young age are realizing now They have one some nostalgia. And the star of a show very based on the prequel who is on the horizon took note.

Speaking to the press recentlyObi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor, mentioned he’s found it incredibly rewarding and gratifying over the past few years to see the prequel the movies, which were panned by critics, are starting to get some love.

“It was a weird experience making these movies,” McGregor told a young reporter. “When you walk into that world, it’s a big deal. It’s scary. And then those movies weren’t very popular. Or they were not very well written by the critics. But what we didn’t hear at the time were people of your age, of your generation. We meet these people now who really like our movies, you know. But it took us 15 years to hear that. And it’s so nice. That’s really nice. It changed my view of things. my relationship with star wars is different because of that.

McGregor went on to talk about how his filmmaking experience was so different from the initial reaction –and how was ite to review them in preparation for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobiwhich will be released later this month. “We put our heart and soul into [the prequels]”, McGregor said. “And they were hard to do because the second, the third, there was so much green screen and blue screen. Because George [Lucas] was growing in this new kingdom he had designed. He was responsible for the ILM and he wanted to maximize this technology. But that meant for us that we were fine on blue screens and green screens. And it was hard work. And to do that and be passionate about that and then for the movies to not be very well received, that was really hard. So it’s really nice to have this new relationship with them now. And then seeing them again, I hadn’t seen them since they came out, in preparation for this show…it was really cool. I love them. Episode three is really good. It’s a very good film. »

McGregor’s prequel and Obi Wan Kenobi co-star, Hayden Christensen, who was standing next to him as he said, OK. “It’s a phenomenal film,” he said. “It’s non-stop action.”

McGregor is right, of course. when you see a movie like a child and love him, you hold back nostalgia for your heart for it same after growing up. Watch this movie again makes you feel like you did when you first saw it. For me personally, a film like this is The Goonies. I watched it hundreds of times growing up and still to like. But perspective is everything; if you showed The Goonies today has a adult who has never seen it before, they are likely to say it is terrible. It only takes a few decades to completely change a consensus. And the time has apparently come for the star wars prequels.

Where are you on the star wars prequels? Is there reverence in your heart for them? Is it contempt? A bit of both? Let us know below.

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