Actually, I thought that The Phantom Menace wasn’t that bad, and was the best of the new three. I felt it had more in common with the spirit of the original three, at least. It had less of the glumness and dark melodrama about it that pervaded the next two.
“Meesa Jar Jar Binks”.
At that point the little Jedi in me died.
Ewoks were one thing. Episode one was a 2 hour toy commercial. And not even for good toys. Who gives a crap about pod races? Who knew Darth Vader was such a little shit?
I lost all respect for Vader after that film. So much respect destroyed like the Death Star.