Alright, The Force Awakens is fantastically better in practically every aspect as compared to the Star Wars prequels, which was written and directed by George Lucas.
However, The Force Awakens has had criticisms against it. For example, some have stated that the film’s plot is excessively similar to that of A New Hope. Others have blamed the character for Rey of being a ‘Mary Sue’. There is unquestionably some truth in these conclusions. However for the most part, the seventh Star Wars has legitimately been named as the film the fans both needed and merited in 1999.
Subsequently, when comparing the prequel trilogy with The Force Awakens, it is not bizarre to hear it stated that the latter supersedes the previous in each and every way. This is just not true. As it is, there are things that the prequel trilogy really showed improvement over The Force Awakens. Here they are…
5. Making Iconic Action Sequences
The prequel trilogy’s numerous action sequences can be best described as either hit or miss. When they missed, they were over-choreographed, excessively long, regularly included appalling especial effects and were for the most part emotionless and pointless in a Bay-esque mould. When they hit, however, they could be really mind boggling.
Scenes like the Duel of the Fates, the pod-race from Episode I, or the opening space-fight from Episode III, pushed the limits of what was viewed as conceivable in film-production.
However, The Force Awakens does not have a key action sequence or scene which will be associated with for years to come. This does make sense since the film is significantly more driven by the characters than by insignificant blasts or fancy lightsaber duels. However, it’s no exaggeration when we say that that the action found in The Force Awakens could be found in any modern blockbuster film.
4. Making A Visually Memorable Villain
Everyone recalls the minute from the trailer, when the wicked face of Maul is revealed, before he ignites his double-sided lightsaber. It’s a minute engraved on the psyches of even those who scorn The Phantom Menace.
On the other hand, Kylo Ren is a decent scoundrel: he’s threatening, intense and candidly perplexing. However,he isn’t visually memorable. In fact, non-fans will probably mix up Kylo Ren for Darth Vader than remember him in his own. As it is, clad in black robes and with an exceptionally well known mask, KyloRen looks amazingly like Darth Vader. This implies The Force Awakens lacks what both the first and prequel trilogy had; an unmistakable villain who fans and non-fans like equally.