The In Spite Of Pages

I recently spotted that my old, uh, person, Francis Violet Bonura has started to burble again. Good on him, I say. Three years without publishing diddly squit, I expect we'll see a huge flood of work coming up.

We shall have to see.

In the meantime, however, I have found (through cunning deviousness, or, just hitting the link, can't recall which now) a series of rants about the Prequel Trilogy.

Now, as most people who come here know, I have some issues with the Prequels. I'm mostly annoyed that they needed only a little change here and there to be much better without compromising the basics, or changing them from being kids films.

My take on how I would have done them is here...

I couldn't resist, on reading FVB's ramblings, picking up the keyboard and offering a retort, on a case-by-case basis, to each bizarre thought in them.

I wouldn't like people to think I'm madly pro-prequels, I'm not, but my problems with them come from issues with their construction as films.

In short, I hate Jar Jar too.

Anyhoo, obviously these are reproduced without the slightest permission, and are so because they're needed to form the proper academic dialogue. No doubt Frank will be cross about this, he's usually cross about pretty much everything.

Oh, and just so you know, I have replaced every instance of the phrase 'In spite of' with 'I am the Lord of Dooky and the Prior Statements of WRATH seem to contradictorate' because I got fucking sick of reading it.

The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith