As we begin to settle down into a new age of Star Wars -- one where Disney has full control of the property and intends to put out lots more Star Wars movies -- it seems like its first order of business is to separate itself from those three Star Wars prequels that told the story of how Anakin Skywalker came to be Darth Vader. Not because they weren't successful, mind you, but because they weren't very good.
So what would've made them better? One dude named Michael made a bold attempt to find out by creating two videos that pick apart both movies to see which parts are worth keeping and which should be trashed. Believe it or not but there's a lot of good ideas and intentions in those three prequel movies (I really dig the third one, personally), but a lot of those ideas get bogged down or lost inside a story that tried to do a little too much when it didn't need to. In short: scrap the politics, trash the love story and concentrate more on the disintegration of a friendship between mentor and apprentice. That's the heart of these prequels, and it was never truly fleshed out.
Here's Michael's latest video, which reimagines Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones as a much better movie. Below that is his reimagining of Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace from a year ago.
Do you agree with his versions, or do you like them prequels the way they are, warts and all?
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