Rebooting the prequels and what to change

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  1. LESStar58

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    Someone needs to boot out the current Star Wars scriptwriters.
     
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    Having gone through the prequels again recently, this going to sound odd but I have a new appreciation for them.

    Ok Episode I sucks, that was a pure aberration where Lucas went mad.

    But both II and III have solid enough plots, character set up, interesting set designs and introduced new themes and ideas in the universe. The pacing, unlike the sequels, was much more unhurried which allowed things to process and bake longer. They got the core concepts started - the conflicting father figures, duty vs instinct, supreme rule vs elected rule, grey Jedi, unnatural birth etc.

    It went wrong when Lucas simply can't write basic human dialogue and took a lot of lazy shortcuts with his CGI. Some lines weren't bad, some were excruciating, most mediocre. The editing was appalling especially Episode II, the deleted scenes were surprisingly good and added a lot of humanity and character depth especially for Padme. But it was sacrificed for more chasing, laser fights and pointless winks to the original trilogy.

    With some good set design, editing and a script doctor, II and III could have been great movies.

    As they are, they're good enough to watch and add plenty to the overall universe.
     
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    Lucas directing and scripting is the biggest flaw with them. He should have written the plot and handed it to someone else.
    But by this time he was too much of a Big Deal for anyone to call him on it.
     
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    Lucas was a genius compared to the clowns running the show now.
     

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