Brian, the pre-quels were terrible because George Lucas is himself a TERRIBLE director. Hayden Christiansen ruined Episodes 2 and 3 for most people. … but come back out from the Dark side and see 1) Rogue One and 2) Episode 7: The Force Awakens. … it may re-awaken YOU! At the same time, I know and must grudgingly admit that there are always some for whom this particular cinematic universe doesn’t and won’t ever work.