15 Reasons Why Rogue One Is Superior To George Lucas’s Prequel Trilogy


The creators of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story couldn’t make a film to satisfy the die-hard fans of Star Wars. That gathering of people, while vast, isn’t the only crowd. This is the essence of what has made Rogue One the achievement that it is. It figured out how to straddle both universes, and in the process it gave us the best prequel film in the series. Here’s why…

1. It’s only a prequel for namesake

A major discussion around Rogue One is whether this film is truly a prequel. Many individuals say that it isn’t, while others pronounce that it is. I for one imagine that it is, in any case, you could take out the greatest things that associate it to Episode 4 and you would still have a tremendous film. Amongst one of them is Senator Bail Organa. He figured noticeably in the official Star Wars Prequel trilogy. His presence in Rogue One is an immediate connection to those movies. It further embeds Rogue One in that course of events. Add to this the cameo by Princess Leia toward the end of the film, and Grand Moff Tarkin’s role, and it genuinely seems as though we have a 5 hour rendition of Episode 4. What isolates Rogue One and makes it better than the prequel trilogy is that it needn’t bother with the Star Wars course of events. It needn’t bother with those characters to be a superior film. With the prequels it always felt like we were sitting tight to something to happen. However, Rogue One is continually moving and that’s the beauty.


2. Rogue One is not bound by principles of the prequel trilogy

I delighted in the way that Rogue One kicked the prequel trilogy customs and broke new ground while doing it. We require these standalone movies to not be bound by rules from the movies in the trilogy. Why? That’s simply because it has characters like Jyn Erso, Saw Gerrera, Cassian Andor, ChirrutImwe and numerous others exist.

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  1. If it’s so much better, it wouldn’t feel the need to rip off the prequels so much without executing it HALF as well. The only exception I’d give is Phantom Menace where, I will be honest, this film is a THOUSAND times better than. Imma just point to one example which perfectly sums up why JUST Attack of the Clones is FAR superior to Rogue One.

    In Attack of the Clones, when Shmi dies, there’s build up to it. Anakin has been fearing for his mother’s death the whole movie, feeling a deep sense of regret for not being there for her. When he finally sees her again, he feels this hurricane of emotions. The scene where his mother is slowly dying without even enough strength to get out “I love you” as Anakin watches his mother slowly die in horror, unable to do anything, is one of the best acted scenes in the entire Saga. When Shmi finally DOES die, he kills an entire village of Sand People and goes back to Padme a shattered wreck. He is a visibly scarred and changed man and he full on rages on this homicidal and hate laced rant on the Sand People who tortured and murdered his mother. Shmi’s death is INCREDIBLY important for Anakin’s character development; on top of the obvious part of it “drawing him closer to the Dark Side”, it leaves Padme as the only person there emotionally for him and gives their romance more weight and meaning. It’s an extremely tragic, dark and meaningful scene that is central to the story and the characters.

    In Rogue One, when Jyn’s father dies (Almost ASSASSINATED BY JYN’S FRIEND no less), Jyn gives a very average to solid (But far from great) performance in reaction to it. She cries hard and convincingly, but not enough to look TOO vulnerable or TOO “ugly.” She finds out later about Cassian originally going to kill him, gets mad about it for like 2 seconds, and then forgives him. No impact on the characters. No impact on the story. This is the definition of contrived. And I say that as somebody who LOVED Rogue One.

    So no. Rogue One is NOT better than the prequels…In my opinion, of course.

  2. Damn who wrote this pile of shit? Dude you clearly don’t know much about Star Wars and are trying to be a “fan” by hating the prequel trilogy with no actual facts to back your arguments up.


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