Originally Posted by Andre Dellamorte
RotJ has problems, but at least it exists in the moment.
Have to agree with this. The problem (well, one) with Sith
is that it should be the culmination of the prequel storyline, but it seems more preoccupied with setting up the part IV than paying off I and II. The only thing that proceeds halfway organically from Clones
(itself practically a reboot from Menace
) is Palpatine pulling the trigger on his junta. Despite all the wheel-spinning and pointless digressions of the first two, Sith
is the one that feels most like a prequel. It's so focused on the distant sequels that it becomes the most backward-looking entry in the series.Jedi
, on the other hand, is a progression from the earlier storylines involving Han, Luke/Vader, and the Rebellion. There was definitely room to tie those storylines together more elegantly, and for more originality in their execution (Death Star, take 2). But as Andre says, at least those stories exist somewhat on their own terms, and not solely to connect dots that don't need connecting.