Well, linking to a review of the Star Wars movies by Mr Plinkett is a bad way of telling people why the prequels were bad...
Those reviews are so... to use Plinkett's lack of vocabulary... stupid.
Plinkett is rose painting the first three films, and the entire review of the Phantom Menace is about how the longevity of the film is a waste of time. He spends 28 minutes explaining that. Now, THAT is a waste of time. The other 1 minute is explaining that none of the characters have any character, which is fine, as it is partially true. But how much character does really Darth Vader have? Until the final moments he have none, and even then, he'll have very little character unless you have seen the prequels... A protagonist without any character is not a good protagonist. Also, throughout the review, he makes it very obvious that he just wants a run-of-the-mill movie, without any real depth, and he just wants everything shown to him as easily as possible. He don't want to have to think about what is happening to know what is happening.
Now, I think the originals are better in most ways, and that the prequels beats the originals in some other ways. Six great movies in my book.
EDIT: Oh, and the Belated Media "review" is a good one. Lots of good points, and changes that would make the films very good.