The prequels have the core of a good story in them but I feel like Lucas needed more people around him telling he needed to refine it. Much in the way in the WWE Vince McMahon is the final word and at times it seems there is no one who will challenge him I think Lucas ended up with a few too many yes men around who didn't stop him when he step in when, for instance, he wrote a love scene the way he did.

When the first two came out I was 10 and 13 so I enjoyed them at that age but as I grew up I did start to see the rougher edges of what they were. They are still Star Wars though so I will still watch them, even to this day.