From ‘The AP Party’: Confronting the Dark Side or: How I Learned to Appreciate the Star Wars Prequels

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With the hype reaching critical mass for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” I wrote a piece for The AP Party looking back on the infamous prequel trilogy Link to the full article below

“Real sets. Practical effects.” Those were the first words uttered in the Comic-Con trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While this highlights the film’s “throwback” production techniques, it’s also a jab at George Lucas’ prequel trilogy that relied almost entirely on green-screen sets and CGI effects. Disney, J.J. Abrams and crew have made a point to separate the upcoming and subsequent Star Wars films from The Phantom Menace, The Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It’s the smart PR strategy that has — and will continue to — win back the fans of that galaxy far, far away. Read More…

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