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Would you approve of a prequel reboot?
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Reboot of the Prequels?
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  Jedi Joe
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I went to a friends' graduation last week during the reception, I got into a long winded discussion with one of my former English teachers (with whom I'm good friends with) about the Star Wars saga. It kinda turned into a rant-fest about what should have happened with the prequels (namely TPM and AotC).

I think it was SidiousThrawn who mentioned this in the "Which Episode Would You Remake?" thread, but my talk got me wondering, what if there was a reboot of the prequels? I mean, I don't hate them like others do, but I'll admit that the concept of starting fresh without the silliness of Jar-Jar or a Clone Wars multimedia project is very intriguing to say the least. Rebooting worked with the recent Battlestar Galactica, Nolan's Batman movies, the Daniel Craig 007, and even though not a true reboot, the 2009 Star Trek movie was very entertaining.

It would definitely be a very controversial move, but do any of you think it could be done successfully, and if so, would you approve of it?


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With all the tech out there I think it can be done successfully. I would reboot Episode 1. Take out the Gungans and their silly language/dialog. Give the Neimodians a better accent. I know GL was going for a japanese/american voice-over dialect but, it still sounded stupid.

Please take out 'Yippee!!!' and 'Whoo hoo!' and 'This is pod-racing!!'

Another line to reboot:
Episode 3, 'That's not fair!' I cring everytime I hear Anakin say it.

(Edit: keep Palps/Sidious like he is. Ian McD was the best actor in the Preqs, in my humble opinion)
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Redo the Palpatine fight! Redo it entirely. Make it epic, and I shall be appeased.
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I'm not talking about a special edition changing individual scenes, I'm talking of a complete remake with a whole new Episode I.


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Oh, I know. But I was agreeing with Sidious that RotS was almost perfect. So just fixing that one scene would make me happy.

As for a reboot...certainly not a bad idea. Overall, though, I think the story was excellent. Execution could have been more impressive, is all.

Edit: Lots more impressive. *coughHaydenChristensencough*
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There are some things about the prequels I'd miss if they rebooted, but...I guess I'd most likely support a redo.
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In order for a reboot to have any meaning in the continuity it has to have a G canon status. That means George would have to do it......

So no, I don't really want a reboot Razz


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I'd like a reboot, but there's always no guarantee that what I want done in a remake may not actually happen, and as such I think it's best to just stick with the films that I'm tentatively okay with now, rather than risk having films that 'just get it wrong'. So I have to ask myself what I'd want from a remake? To be honest, I've often thought about it, but never actually formalised it! Having the Obi Wan and Anakin friendship played up, and bolstered, would be up there. Have Padme play a more prominent role - though I suppose, even then, it could be argued that Lucas would merely be remaking the OT in an earlier setting, by having another boy-boy-girl Big Three, and not doing much original.

Though the bulk of the story I'd want kept. Even the politics. Hell, playing up the politics more could have a positive effect.
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I can't see Lucas ever sanctioning a reboot. I'd be for it though, even if the EU would suffer a severe blow because of it.
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I think that people are confusing a reboot and a remake again.

A reboot means to start again. A reboot is a new movie in a series that either starts the series over again or continues after the previous movie but ignores it. The requirement for a reboot is that it is not the same series as the original.

A remake is just the same movie idea done over again.

If the terms are hard to distinguish it's because the idea of a reboot is a relatively new concept and often times it's used to describe what really is a remake, but for some reason people think it sounds better.

So a reboot prequel is an oxymoron. It can't be a reboot if it's a prequel (or sequel).

Redoing the prequels would make them remakes. Having new movies that start off a new star wars series, without the same story as the prequels, that were not in continuity with the OT, would be a reboot.
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I would be happy if they took out the ridiculous dialogue. Obi-Wan in RotS screaming "Only Sith deals in absolutes" while not looking at the irony of that whole thing makes me cringe...
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I'm going to say no. Continuity is messy enough as is. If someone wanted to spend money on more Star Wars movies, I would want some new ones set during the KOTOR-TOR-Sith Wars periods.
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I would not be opposed to a new line, an alternate universe, not unlike the "Ultimate" Marvel line, where the prequels went a different way. Mayhap it could be based on info from the Thrawn Trilogy (Republic fighting mad clones, ending 35 years before Yavin).

But it should not be a reboot. It would need to be an Alternate Universe.

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I don't really like alternate universes. I like one continuity.
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I think the fan made edits are the best we are going to get for a watchable and possibly enjoyable prequel trilogy.
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