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SPECULATION Do you think Disney should re-make the Prequels?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Fizznick, Aug 30, 2015.

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Should Disney re-make the Prequel Trilogy?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    72.8%
  3. Keep them the same, as long as Jar-Jar isn't in it.

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  1. Fizznick

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    I mean, Disney has already gotten rid of the Expanded Universe. (I know, they've said they reserve the right to pull whatever they want from the EU.) Who's to say they won't get rid of the prequels? A friend of mine has re-written the prequels in novel form, keeping several of the same characters, but did it in such a way that was interesting and in my opinion, MUCH better than the movies. Also, Darth Maul didn't die in Episode I. I think we can all agree that we all wanted to see him again.
    What are your thoughts?

    Don't get me wrong. I'm not doing this as a complaint. Just want a friendly debate amongst other fans! I'd like good answers, and not "Grow up and deal with it." I'm not saying I want them to be re-made. Just curious what you all think!
    Thanks!
     
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    I said no.

    I know a lot of people don't like the prequels (and even people like me who think they're fine will most often admit that they're not as good as the OT), but they're part of the fabric that is Star Wars now. And I mean that in more than the sense that they are almost intrinsically woven into much of the EU (because as you rightfully pointed out, Disney can just throw out anything that they don't like), but also in that they are part of what makes Star Wars Star Wars these days. Is the Star Wars we know now still Star Wars without Anakin's creepy staring? How about Palpatine's hammtastic "Unlimited Power"? The rapid whiplash the overlapping climaxes of TPM induce? I don't think that it is. I admit this point might be more of a personal perception, but I feel like those are as just a part of Star Wars now as Luke turning off his targeting computer, or Han and Leia's memorable exchange before his carbonite bath.

    In addition, you'd doubtless then be throwing out some of the good things that were in the prequels. We can no longer have Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan; we can't have the amazing Duel of Fates fight (unless you perfectly recreate the choreography, but then... what's the point?).

    It might be different if the Star Wars films were adaptations of some other media (for instance, I'm in favour of Harry Potter getting remade several decades down the line), but since they were films first, I can't think that remaking them (without remaking all the other films we all love as well at the very least) would work.
     
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    I agree to a certain extent. Ewan McGregor was a perfect Obi-Wan, (I've even learned to accept his mullet) and if they do an Obi-Wan Stand alone movie, I hope they cast him again. He was one of the few things that worked.
    And most people will say that there's no topping the Duel of the Fates. And I agree with them! Even Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon was pretty good. I just feel with better writing and some different actors, (Anakin namely) the prequels could have been way more accepted by people and SW fans.
    To me, some things in the prequels directly contradicted things said in the OT.
    (Obi-Wan serving Leia's father Bail Organa in the Clone Wars... he barely had two scenes with him in the movies.
    Also Leia remembering her mother.. infants don't develop the memory parts of their brains until at least a year or two into their lives.
    And Luke had a memory of Dagobah, in ESB, but in the prequels, he never visited.)
    It just seemed to me like Lucas forgot many things that he put into the Originals, thus making the franchise in-cohesive and focused too heavily on VFX to be ground-breaking, and for that I think the movies suffered. Not to mention that looking at them now, the CG didn't age well, and they look cartoony. Look at Jurassic Park. The effects were being done in 1993 and still look photo-realistic to this day.
    If anything, I'd like the prequels with a *few* better actors, a much better screenplay to intertwine better with the OT and a smarter outlook on effects.

    As far as Harry Potter goes, I'd love a TV series. That way you could fit the entire book into the show, instead of trying to fit an entire book into 2 hours.
    :)
     
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    It would be a massive waste of resources based on appealing to the the complaints of a vocal minority. Why not remake The Clone Wars without Ahsoka while you're at it, since she was widely disliked in Season One of that show? Or remake the Original Trilogy, sans any of the Special Edition changes - including the ones that are almost-universally liked? Or remake the Sequel Trilogy based on the complaints that fans will inevitably have about it?

    Disney will want to take the franchise forward with stuff that hasn't been shown - or at least stuff that has been shown, but from a different angle. They would sooner make an Obi-Wan spinoff that dabbles in the Prequel Trilogy era than they would think about remaking those three movies wholesale.
     
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    I won't argue that if at the time they'd had stronger scripts and better acting/direction (which I think was at least part of the problem, I mean come on, we all know that Natalie Portman can be better than that) the movies would have been better and better received, but what happened happened. The prequels are what they are and I don't think that remaking them would help much.

    I would also disagree that there's anything that directly contradicts the OT, with the closest it gets is Leia remembering her mother (as you mentioned). And not that it's ideal, but none of them are bad enough that a small EU explanation can't fix. Similar oddities appear in the OT though. Going back to ANH after Empire gives you several weird things, most obviously Obi-Wan calling Vader "Darth" as if it were his name, and the whole "betrayed and murdered your father" thing (come on Obi-Wan "from a certain point of view," really? Really?). In my mind it's all just part of the story creating process. Empire wasn't even really an idea until after ANH came out and was so wildly successful, and (while I think George had the basics more-or-less at that point) the prequels weren't made until a decade and a half after RotJ. Padme dying in childbirth is much more dramatic and makes for a better film than her living just to keep strictly to one-line in RotJ, for example. So I can forgive those inconsistencies.
     
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    I'm no fan of the PT, but I wouldn't remake them as Prequels for any TV show or movie franchise are going to divide the fans. The definition of a Prequel is to flesh out a story we already know how it ends and I always say that's a bad thing.

    I go by the less is more attitude that sometimes NOT knowing about a backstory is sometimes more interesting then knowing.

    I fear they will show the card game in the upcoming Han Solo Anthology movie where he wins the Falcon from Lando. It sounds cool on paper, but I guarantee it would disappoint fans who built it up in their minds for years.

    Same thing goes for Darth Vader's story as it was cooler before we knew where he came from. I always wanted the ST even back in the 1980's as what's great about the leadup to the hype of TFA is we have no idea where the story and characters are headed.

    To answer the question I would rather see 10,11,12 instead a remake of 1,2,3.

    And just so people don't think I'm only hatin on the SW Prequels, I loved the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and didn't like The Hobbit Prequel Trilogy either.
     
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    Well said. ha ha. I agree, not knowing and imagining, is way better. Growing up I imagined the clone wars being something huge and awesome, vastly different than what were in the movies.
     
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    It's not a bad thing that we feel that way, as its just natural. That's why I love stories that move forward as a Prequel story is always boxed in by certain plot points.

    I don't want to know about Boba Fett as a kid, or who built C3P0, or Anakin's childhood? These are things better left to the imagination....

    But I am interested in Han/Leia's or Luke's kids because it moves the story forward yet still resides in the galaxy far far away we fell in love with.
     
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    I agree. I don't really care about Boba's Origins... but a Boba Fett movie, set in his prime, would be awesome.
     
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    Waste of time and money when you could just make new original better movies.
     
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    No. Just grow up and deal with it. As much as they may be flawed, they exist and are the stories Lucas wanted to tell.
     
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    I voted no. I don't particularly care for the prequels on the whole, but there are elements that I like a lot (like Obi Wan, for example). It is like @duckface said, these are George Lucas's movies and they are part of the Saga. Disney and Lucasfilm are better off going forward and telling new and original stories. The Star Wars world should expand, not stagnate.
     
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    Guess what??? He didn't die and we did see him again!

    Enough of this "remaking the prequels"
     
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    Ha ha. I meant in the movies. I didn't really watch the Clone Wars Show. :) Besides, just asking everybody a general question.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 31, 2015, Original Post Date: Aug 31, 2015 ---
    Just providing a friendly debate. No need to get angry at me. I never said I actually wanted them to be re-made. Just presenting a hypothetical situation. :)
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    Well said. Obi-Wan was definitely an awesome element. :) Thanks for the vote!
     
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    No way. At least the PT will serve as an example in "how to not make a good movie". I hoped JJ won't commit same mistakes in TFA that we saw in the PT.
     
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    Agreed. But I'm hoping we can all safely bet that JJ knows what he's doing and that it's in good hands.
     
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    Oh, that was more for the people I'm expecting to march in nagging about the prequels like a bunch of 5-year olds, not you specifically!
     
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    Absolutely not! Even though I don't particularly care for a lot of aspects of the PT, they do have their bright spots as well, especially with the expanded context given by TCW television show. The Star Wars universe going forward can still draw a lot of great story elements from the PT era, and just ignore some of the worst parts like the dialogue between Anakin and Padme, just brush it under the rug like irritating sand that gets everywhere...;)
     
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    Even as poor as they are in certain scenes, I do not think they should touch up what has already been done. Leaving it as is may influence future canon for the sequel trilogy or other stories. I grew up on the prequels and I have many happy moments from all three movies that I still enjoy today, but I was made aware of the not so good moments as well.
     
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    Absolutely. The are goddamn awful.
     
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