Small Details From The 'Star Wars' Prequels That Prove They Are Better Than You Remember

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When it comes to the Star Wars prequels, the trilogy gets a bit of a bad rap. After all, The Phantom Menace is the lowest-rated movie in the whole saga despite the fact that it brought in well over a billion at the global box office. The prequels do certainly have some problems, but if you give them another look, you'll probably find that they have plenty going on that can make even the most rabid Star Wars fan happy.

This list highlights some of the best small details of the first three chapters in the Skywalker Saga that prove the movies are better than most fans remember. Give these details another look, and if you find something that makes you consider giving the movies a rewatch, be sure to give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top.

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    The Manner In Which Anakin Is Scarred In 'Revenge Of The Sith' Comes From Episode XI

    Redditor u/PresidentWeevil revealed how the damage done to Anakin in Episode III was derived from his damage seen in Episode VI:

    Anakin’s burn makeup in Revenge of The Sith replicates the scars he has in Return of The Jedi.

    775 votes
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    Obi-Wan Keeps Track Of The Number Of Droid Ships He's Destroyed

    Redditor u/YouKnowABitJonSnow spotted something interesting on Obi-Wan's starfighter:

    Obi-Wan Kenobi has a kill-count of droid ships on his starfighter in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

    688 votes
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    The Lighting In 'Revenge Of The Sith' Is Quite Telling

    Redditor u/magidmarvel pointed out how lighting and framing worked in Revenge of the Sith to illustrate a Jedi's grasp with the Force:

    In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005), when Anakin and Obi-Wan speak for the last time as friends, Anakin is standing in the dark and Obi-Wan in the light, representing their status within the Force.

    768 votes
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    Senator Palpatine's True Nature Is Revealed At The End Of 'The Phantom Menace'

    Redditor u/badwolf422 revealed the true nature of the music used to highlight Senator Palpatine:

    In The Phantom Menace (1999), the parade music from the finale is the same melody as the Emperor's theme from Return of the Jedi, just in a major key and higher tempo. This subtly indicates that Palpatine is the one who truly comes out on top by the end of the film.

    923 votes
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    George Lucas' Son Saves Bail Organa In 'Revenge Of The Sith'

    According to Redditor u/zombiebreath77, a young padawan who saved an important character was George Lucas' son:

    In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) the young Jedi who saves Bail Organa was played by George Lucas’ son Jett Lucas.

    575 votes
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    Obi-Wan Studies His Master's Master's Bust Before Meeting Him In 'Attack Of The Clones'

    Redditor u/rymden_viking noticed that the bust Obi-Wan was looking at was of importance to his Master in Attack of the Clones:

    In Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan can be seen studying a bust of Count Dooku. Dooku would later be revealed as a Sith, but at the time he had just left the Jedi Order due to political differences.

    484 votes