The Prequels Strike Back has a controversial take on the Star Wars prequel trilogy

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Aug 24, 2016, 2:29 PM EDT

I don’t have a hate-on for the prequel trilogy. Yes, The Phantom Menace was one excellent fight scene, some gorgeous production design and absolutely nothing else. I’ve debated in the past that Revenge of the Sith has merit, and I can make a similar debate for Attack of the Clones. It seems I’m not the only one who feels this way. There is another.

A small band of filmmakers, known as Ministry of Cinema, have created a documentary about the Star Wars prequels, The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey. We have the trailer, below. 

According to The Prequels Strike Back website, “[A] Star Wars fan treks across country interviewing dozens in search of answers. Are the prequel films masterpiece or disaster? … [I]s there a way to bring balance to the dark and light sides of fandom? As our hero discovers, much to learn, he still has."

Actually, it looks like an interesting documentary in that it doesn’t shy away from the negative reaction that most of Star Wars fandom has for Episodes I-III (well deserved, in some places), and it doesn’t seem to be apologizing for the series—only explaining it. Its neutral-to-positive take on the prequels is practically controversial, considering the emotional reaction Star Wars fans had in 1999 ... and still have. 

With interviews from impassioned fans, a psychologist, Star Wars theorists and Kevin Smith, this looks like the documentary I've been looking for.