What if Episode I was good?
I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but it's a good watch. I don't agree with EVERYTHING this guy pitches, but it still would have been better.
The video is 12 minutes FYI, enjoy!
Not a bad watch. Like you said, I don't agree with everything he suggested but he makes a lot of good points and they would definitely improve Episode I
Last edited by Apex; 10-23-2015 at 01:03 PM.
I love the Obi Wan as a main character idea the most, and more Darth Maul would be amazing. This guy does one on Episode II, and is apparently working on an Ep III video.
I think if they really wanted to fix those films however, they would need to start from absolute scratch.
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Love this video, his II is also pretty good.
I'm still waiting for "What if episode 3 was good?"
Originally Posted by AOD_Zeebo
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Really the only part I like about the prequels is the idea of the huge army of clones and jedi leading them...but only the cartoon actually does that justice
Ep II actually has one of the best guilty pleasure endings for me in the prequels, I kind of like how Lucas did it. While this guys Ep II is a stronger story and more direct plot, I think Star Wars can get away with cutting some corners and going a little more actiony at times.
Originally Posted by AOD_Zeebo
I must be one of the few people that actually liked the prequels (that clusterfuck known as episode 2 excluded). Honestly, Episode I could have been made better by doing things like having the jedi council initially deny anakin entry, causing quigon to go all rogue grey jedi and say 'bugger you lot, i'll train him myself.' Shit happens and they receive a report saying the trade federation are beginning to slaughter the ruling government (queen excluded). This gives them the best motive to return to Naboo. However, they needed to do the battle sequence better. I enjoyed having three warfronts to look at, it was fresh new to me. However, the space battle needed tuning. I'll begin with that. The pilots being able to just casually get in their ships and fly to the control ship was silly. Afterall, the blockades meant to stop influx's of ships (especially nubian starships). They could have had an infiltration part of the movie or even a communications hack included that allowed for those pilots to approach the blockade without being seen on the scanners first. Gungan fights fine tbh, jar jar wasn't necessary but I found it comical, eh. Moving on, the jedi can have their fight as planned and the movie continues.
The politics in Episode I was actually required. It gave us a good deal of information on how the old republic was; Corrupt and full of bureaucrats. The toydarians were not the only species to be able to shrug off force persuasion. In fact, I believe their were several species shown in the original trilogy comics and graphic novels that had similar abilities. (can't have the jedi/sith get away with everything can we?) It just means jedi can't win everything with a wave of their hand. If the force users could pull that off, they'd be in unstoppable.
Finally, I conclude that the way to make the prequels better, is to make another movie that begins before episode I, but ends at the end of Episode I's storyline; Darth Plagueis. This movie: based on the book written by James Luceno includes valuable data on both the force and the republic and more importantly; On palpatine and his masters movements. Honestly it would make an excellent tie up of Palpartines story, which we don't get enough of. He's such a complex character.
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Nice! Such a great point. I feel the movie suffered from a general lack of conflict. The setups were in place for some disparaging, character building moments, then things just either went the characters way, or were completely swept under the rug.
Originally Posted by AOD_Prime
I do love these movies for their nostalgia, their universe, and their lack of fucks they give. IT'S STAR WARS. It doesn't have to follow contemporary plot structure.
Let's see what JJ has to offer come December...
Thanks for the discussion people.