Alec Guinness & Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Oh, Star Wars. How you delight… and sometimes, disappoint.

The original Star Wars trilogy gave us some of the most iconic performances of all time, from actors who were largely unknown to audiences. But George Lucas’ prequels were a study in wasted potential. So many good ideas went into building those movies, but they were dreadfully executed, dramatically and narratively. It’s still maddening to think back on those three movies that were so preoccupied with technology that they never bothered to care about creating living, breathing characters that audiences would care about. Or stories that were told organically and realistically, ...

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