Star Wars: the Alternate Prequels
One of the reasons Mr. Plinkett’s reviews of the STAR WARS prequels resonated so well with me is that I, too, found myself haunted lo these years by their sheer badness. After the TPM review went viral, I exchanged a few emails with Mr. Plinkett’s alter ego, and he mentioned that the Plinkett reviews are exercises in catharsis for him. That once he’s finally gotten it off his chest how terrible the films are, he can put them behind him for good.
Just before his TPM review made the rounds, I had engaged in my own form of “creativity therapy.” Instead of just bitching about Lucas doing things wrong, focusing on the negative, I decided to do something positive — to write my own version of the prequels, and see if I could do any better for all my talk.
I think I have, if I may toot my own horn a bit. But you guys can be the judges.
Plinkett’s reviews are his way of putting his disappointment to bed. These prequel treatments are mine. Enjoy.