The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey (2016)


The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey is a 2016 American documentary film by Bradley Weatherholt about the controversial Star Wars prequel trilogy.


The film contains dozens of interviews from film scholars, critics, academics, and Star Wars fans.

Notable interviews include film director Kevin Smith, film critic Chris Gore, actor Christian Simpson, music journalist Doug Adams, and Founding Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives, Dr. Jonathan Young.


  • Crowdfunded with a modest budget, production took place over a year as interviews were conducted across the country.
  • The film was released digitally on 14 September 2016.
    • A theatrical premiere took place on 06 October 2016 in Austin, Texas.
  • It received generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike.

Star Wars Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Brad Weatherholt.
  • Producer(s): Kyle Brodeur, Matthew Todd Fielder, Frank Zoch, and Bradley Weatherholt.
  • Writer(s): Bradley Weatherholt.
  • Music: Seth Wade Melancon.
  • Cinematography: Tyler Gorrell.
  • Editor(s): Kyle Brodeur.
  • Production: Ministry of Cinema.
  • Distributor(s):
  • Release Date: 14 September 2016.
  • Running Time: 80 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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