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A simple change to make Revenge Of The Sith better.

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I’ll try keeping it short. Basically I really like Revenge Of The Sith but a few things almost ruins it for me, and are keeping me from really loving it. You all heard the complaints, so no need to explain.
But I would say the main thing that I hate in the movie is Anakin killing children. How can a man whose story is about redemption be redeemed when he killed children. I think it’s the biggest thing that ruins Anakin’s character in the prequels, not the whining or the sometimes questionable acting, but this 10 seconds where we see him enter that room. If this short scene was cut, and references to “youglings” just be replaced by “Jedi” or “Padawans”, I would like the film much better. So this things are doable with edits. But I came up with an idea (maybe it has already been suggested by someone, I don’t remember if I read it somewhere or came up with it myself, in this case, I didn’t “come up” with the idea, but I’ll just share it anyway) that could make it even better, but unfortunately not doable with edits.
So another complaint I have with the movie, that goes hand to hand with the one I already described, is that we didn’t get to see Darth Vader really “hunt down the Jedi” as Obi-Wan said in Star Wars. Going to the Jedi Temple isn’t really hunting them down. So what I suggest is that when Palpatine tells Darth Vader to go to Mustafar to kill the separatists leaders, is changing that part of the scenario. Instead of the separatists, it is the remaining Jedi that have escaped Order 66 and are hiding there. You could imagine something like all the separatists got killed on Utapau by the Clones. Anakin/Darth Vader goes to Mustafar like in the movie but instead we get a nice scene with him fighting a few Jedi and killing them, showing how powerful he is and making Obi-Wan’s claim in Star Wars of him hunting the Jedi more close to the truth. Then Obi-Wan arrives to Mustafar to regroup with the last Jedi only to find them all killed, and the following is just like the movie.
This is basically my headcannon now. What do you think?

TL;DR: Anakin doesn’t kill children, and the guys he kills on Mustafar aren’t the separatists leaders but surviving Jedi that are hiding there

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NeverarGreat said:

I actually think the point of no return for the story was Anakin killing the Tusken Raiders, women and children included. That was when I checked out anyway.

I forgot about that, but for some reason it doesn’t bother me that much. Maybe I see it as more “forgivable” because his mother just died and they are an aggressive species.

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This idea has actually been discussed before. Since Anakin is shrouded in his robes, this is something that could possibly be reshot if some plates were created of the rooms and then actors in costume films in front of a green screen. You would also need to rework some character dialogue to remove mention of the Separatists on Mustafar, and possibly add some to get that info across.

And you could just trim Obi-Wan’s Utupau mission to have Obi-Wan jump down before the Separatist leaders leave. That way we could just assume they get captured by the Clone Army before they can escape.

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RogueLeader said:

This idea has actually been discussed before. Since Anakin is shrouded in his robes, this is something that could possibly be reshot if some plates were created and then actors in costume films in front of a green screen. You would also need to rework some character dialogue to remove mention of the Separatists on Mustafar, and possibly add some to get that info across.

And you could just trim Obi-Wan’s Utupau mission to have Obi-Wan jump down before the Separatist leaders leave. That way we could just assume they get captured by the Clone Army before they can escape.

I have to say I’m not that surprised this has been discussed before because ever since I re-worked it like that in my headcannon, it seems to be so obvious that this is what should have happened. Why did George Lucas decided to make Anakin’s “badass” scene with the separatists?! Most people don’t care about them, we want to see Anakin destroy some Jedi! It would have made so much sense, especially with the cuts back and forth with Palpatine declaring the Jedi enemies of the Republic and creating the Empire.

Instead of reshooting the scene, could it possible to just digitally add some lightsabers to the separatists, and maybe digitally insert some different faces to them?

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You might also be able to change some dialogue to make Anakin a more active participant in the betrayal of the remaining Jedi. Cut all of Sidious’s mentions of Mustafar, with him saying only that the remaining Jedi will be dealt with. After Anakin returns from the Temple to Padme, he tells her that the remaining Jedi have gathered on Mustafar, and he’s going there to end the war.

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My guess is that maybe George felt Nute Gunray needed to die onscreen, since he has been a baddy over all three films. But I don’t think most people would have cared. They would have rather seen Anakin kill some Jedi I think!

Yeah, so when Palpatine tells him to go to the temple and then to Mustfar, it cuts to Anakin around when he starts saying to wipe out “Nute Gunray and other seperatists leaders”. You could change that dialogue to something about a Jedi outpost, or you could just have him not mention Mustfar here, and/or keep him saying the remaining Jedi “will be dealt with”.

When Anakin speaks to Padmé, you could trim the dialogue to just say, “The Chancellor has given me a very important mission…on the Mustafar system.” Or add some dialogue about the Jedi if it can fit.

Then if one were to reshoot the Mustafar bits, you could just have one of the Jedi briefly explain why they’re there. I would just say that a group of Jedi regrouped there, and maybe they think Anakin is another survivor. And then Anakin uses the Force to close the doors.