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What one element would you change of the Prequels?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Batman, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. PrequelsRebron

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    There is no dialogue that could save Jar Jar. His whole character was placed into the script for comic relief. And it was slapshitck horrible unfunny comedy. He did bring in someone to help with dialogue for Ep.2 and 3. It didn't do that much good.
     
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    Tbh I actually find him accidentally destroying battle droids kinda funny...:oops:

    Well, now we'll never know. I'd like to think that something might have, if he was truly going to be a Dark Side user. That's honestly what I'd want to see. Maybe not Darth Jar Jar in it's entirety, but I think the ideas Lucas had for Jar Jar moving forward would be interesting to see.
     
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    There are not a lot of ppl who would share your views, so I respect you for being unique in your opinion.
     
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    One thing that bothered me about Attack of the clones is that it sounded like attack of the clowns. I would change the title for starters...
     
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    Lol thanks! Don't worry, I'm not defending Jar Jar overall (although I do have a friend, who, after showing all 6 movies to (it was pre-TFA) chose Jar Jar as his favorite character...I'll never really understand it...). I just like that particular scene.
     
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    well jar jar's speak is exclusive to his race.
     
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    Does this answer count: "the prequels".
     
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    Lose the "P. U.-sa"
     
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    Ewoks
     
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    Better writing in Attack of The Clones when it comes to dialogue, and more Jedi in The Phantom Menace.
     
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    the reason for the lack f jedi in TPM was because it was a very intimate story and didnt have enough time for even more storylines.
     
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    That's it? I can think of a lot more.
     
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    Way late to the party on this thread, but here's the ONE thing I'd change in the PT (since the thread title said "one" I'll play by the rules..) ---

    The direction of the actors.

    Yes, the dialogue is poor, but it was also pretty bad even in ANH (as Harrison Ford famously said "You can write this sh*t, George, but you can't say it")....but Ford DID manage to say it all in a compelling way. Unfortunately, that didn't happen in the prequels. The line delivery is horrendous. Like, Plan-9-From-Outer-Space-horrendous. And I don't blame the actors --- I blame George for believing everything could somehow magically be fixed in post. Just watching the behind-the-scenes footage makes it clear that George wanted off the set ASAP so he could get back into the editing room. Many (if not all) of the dialogue scenes feel like first takes.

    Had the actors been given any opportunity whatsoever to deliver their lines in a believable fashion, the prequels would be far less maligned than they currently are. I personally believe the story and most of the visuals are spot-on, but the painful acting derails these films at every turn.
     
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    I am a prequel lover and I would only change one thing (which kinda goes in line with your idea.) To keep the two trilogies more mysterious,
    I would edit out the line when Padme is dying and says the name "Luke."
    Think about that, wouldn't that be cool if you are watching the saga as George intended from I-VI and you have no clue what relation Luke has to Anikin until the big "I am your father moment."
     
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    yeah but that story was poorly written and the Jedi Council scene was a high point for that film. We needed more history and lore of the Jedi as well, at least more than we got.
     
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    For that to work, you would also have to remove Owen and Beru from the PT... and then you would have to remove Cliegg... and then you would have to remove Shmi.... and then you would have to remove Anakin... and then you're pretty much left with The Jar-Jar Show. :)

    The secret is out. IMO, there is no way they could effectively tell the story without revealing it. Instead, you get the surprise of hearing the name "Luke" in ANH and realizing, "Hey, I know who that is!" (and similarly for Leia).
     
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    I'd have honestly said that I would want it to be less of a spectacle. I get that the fighters in the golden age during the prequels would outshine the old men and young trainee during the OT, but the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" over the top action often felt like it was alienating itself from the original films. TFA generally did a better job with this, but even it had some parts that I wish had been toned a little down, particularly with starships.

    In regards to lightsaber fights, though, I think TFA did alright. Sure, Rey surprisingly held her own against an admittedly wounded Kylo, but the fight had weight. There are brief moments of choreography when the PT films achieve this in lightsaber fights, too, but they're few and far between, often instead aiming for crazy acrobatics. In TFA and the OT, you feel like each hit was meant to kill. In the PT... well, one moment comes to mind where Obi Wan and Anakin stand about three feet apart and just twirl their lightsabers around like they're batons, not even making contact with each other.
     
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    The point WAS to alinate from the OT, to prove how far things had fallen so quickly...TFA did a rehash of fighitng styles from the OT. The PT had instances when jedi/sith were matching each other due to training...something that was lacking in TFA but it helped tell the deeper story overall.
     
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    Yeah, and in some aspects I think the PT did this pretty well- particularly in seeing more of the core worlds and even with the more advanced technology.
    I just personally feel that the "supermen" aspects were a little heavy- and again, I get that there are elements of lore and force powers that can explain all of this in the EU, but I personally felt that it made the juxtaposition a little overdone.

    Again, though- keep in mind that I loved these movies as a kid, and while I wholeheartedly disagree with people when they say that Star Wars movies are "childrens' films", it is nice I think that so many generations are able to grow up with "their" Star Wars. In that aspect, I guess PT was mine, so even with all its flaws, I still have a spot for it in my heart.
     
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    Good idea, the current turn out wasn't enough.
     
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