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Which Star Wars faction would you fight for? Clone War/ prequel area

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by ScottyLambertJediKnight, Feb 9, 2019.

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  1. Galactic Republic

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  2. The Separatist

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  1. ScottyLambertJediKnight

    ScottyLambertJediKnight Active Member

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    Now I'm doing the prequels I know both sides are clones and droids but just pick a side
     
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    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    Since at the time (Phantom Menace) I wouldn't know that the Republic would end up becoming the Empire, I'd be on the Republic side.
    After that it becomes murkier. Once Palpatine dug his claws in I think I'd be getting very friendly with Bail Organa ;)
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member

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    The empire is inherently oppressive and dictatorial.

    While the Republic allowed itself to be swallowed up by the Empire. Twice no less.

    They both suck. Maybe I'll hang out in the Outer Rim on Kamino...
     
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    Going back to Dagobah where the force still exists. And start all over.
     
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    Graphin Serial conversation killer V.I.P Member

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    The republic didn't really do better than the seperatists
     
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    I would ideally be with the Neutral Systems, but given the choices in the poll I would join the Seperatists, as even without future knowledge of the Empire I don't think I could ever support a Republic which has a genetically engineered indoctrinated slave army.
     
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    sidd851 If I'm not late, I'm not needed. V.I.P Member

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    Again,
    (I have a bad feeling about this)
    I'm with the Jedi.
     
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    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    When the clones are introduced it becomes murkier. The Republic as it was at the start of the saga, when Naboo was blockaded, is very different from the regime at the time when the clones were brought in to fight. Arguably the clone army was the first major step in militarising the, until then largely peaceful Republic, and the catalyst for Palpatine's entrenchment of power which led to the Empire.
    Prior to that point the Republic was a pretty good society to live in and I've edited my previous post accordingly.
     
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    True, but the separatist movement didn't really begin until a few years after the Naboo blockade. Dooku was the main drivers of the movement, and he didn't even leave the Jedi until after Qui Gon's death. I think that by the time Separatist vs Republic became a choice the Republic was already too corrupt, having been under Palpatine's regime as Chancellor for years. After all a just and moral society wouldn't happily sit back and ok the use a slave army, there must have already been an awful lot wrong by that point.
     
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    NothingToSeeHere Asexuowl V.I.P Member

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    And as much as I love the Jedi the Order was kriffed up.
     
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    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    I think this discussion illustrates why the prequels have value, even if they don't receive as much love as the original trilogy. In many ways I feel the prequels tell a more adult story of politics, manipulation and corruption, but the way it was handled tried too hard to appeal to a juvenile audience. Of course we'll never know whether they would have been as successful had they taken a more adult approach or not. The way some of it was fleshed out in the Clone Wars animated series adds welcome context.
    The political situation Palpatine engineered to gain supreme power is imbued with many real life allegories and lessons, but it get's lost in the spectacle and the comic relief. It might have been a story better told in a HBO style TV series or books IMO.
     
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    I think the worst thing about the prequels is how they had so much obvious missed potential, both for more exciting action and for interesting political intrigue... It's a mystery how they ended up being such a boring mix of space politics and poop jokes.
     
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    For me, though, it was a romp that pulled me in--- instead of me being pushed into it.

    They were great movies in spite of their
    (few, IMO,) shortcomings.
    It seems to me that the sacrifices that were made, were done so to make it appeal to viewers of all ages--- in much the same way that IV, V, and VI did.
    After all, that was the first trilogy's appeal---
    which is why we loved it so.
    I can't fault George for it.
    He intended it that way.

    Now, older, I think we are slightly over-critical of the very same quality in I, II, and III--- Kind of like our parent's reactions, so long ago.

    I really believe that to have changed the presentation to confine it to a narrower maturity level--- would have made it feel more like a spin-off, than a prequel.

    We're witnessing the end of the Old Republic--- and so I'm content with, and accepting of, a certain element of grandiose nostalgia that may have crept in, in it's telling.

    It is a grand story.
     
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