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Idea: a 'Prequel Trilogy Edit: The Reincarnated Edition' - a Wishlist thread

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ORIGINAL LINK: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-STAR-WARS-PREQUEL-TRILOGY-WATCHABLE-EDITION-SUGGESTIONS-WELCOME/id/64428

This thread can be a sort of melting pot of ideas and discussions of what could be done. Go ahead, enter your suggestions here.

-WILL DO-
Radical edits to the movie; it’s that bad. Egregious. Badly egregious.
Start on TPM first.

-CONSIDERING-

-WON’T DO-

Somebody who likes Star Wars.

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Embrace radical edits. I don’t think you could make a good prequel trilogy without doing something at least somewhat radical, even if you’re completely starting from scratch, and not just reediting the movie.

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I’ll make these films almost unrecognizable.

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Exactly.

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Replace the battle droids in The Phantom Menace with clone troopers.

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Have the clone army working for the Sith,the Separatists, and the Trade Federation instead of working for the Jedi

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Start with Phantom Menace and remove all childish stuff + badly acted scenes.
No Jedi droid slashing, no underwater sequence, no extended mother goodbyes, etc etc.
Remove Jar Jar, Anakin and the Droids “funny” noises.
And above all, make Anakin go on the final attack intentionally!
Aim for a 1H30 movie.

Those changes are easy to do and will put you into a more “radical” frame of mind.
The other movies are harder to tackle thematically. So warm up on TPM 😉

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Thanks, I think I will. Sorry I haven’t been active on this forum for a year. That’s what happens when you have tons of other things to do. As for Anakin, he will be completely replaced with a new actor with completely new lines. Jar Jar is staying, but I will do everything to make sure he’s nothing like the Jar Jar of the original film.

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#BringOTBack said:

Thanks, I think I will. Sorry I haven’t been active on this forum for a year. That’s what happens when you have tons of other things to do. As for Anakin, he will be completely replaced with a new actor with completely new lines. Jar Jar is staying, but I will do everything to make sure he’s nothing like the Jar Jar of the original film.

Welcome back! I hope you finish your edit. I know real life can be a big issue when it comes to stuff like this.

A lot of stuff on your editing list sounds promising, but some of it is way too ambitious. Stuff like hiring a new actor for Anakin or replacing all CGI with practical effects would likely cost millions of dollars. You might want to rein in your ambitions a little bit. Focus on the stuff you can accomplish right now, then go from there.

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Okay, so not all CGI but some will be replaced (maybe the most glaring CGI when possible). And if Jake can’t be replaced, I can at least get a different kid to redub him with completely new lines. One that will actually be trained. 😉 In all seriousness, I haven’t started yet because I don’t have any editing software or budget. I need people to help me with the project. And I’m not being lazy or making excuses. I hope to make it a collaborative fan edit where members of this community would work together to make the prequels masterpieces.

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I find the title of these edits cringey. Like, the original Prequels are fine. They’re not horrible movies. Sure, you can argue there’s room for improvement (and there most certainly is), but they’re not as bad as, idk…The Battle of Ranskoor av Kolos (just the title right there tells you how many rewrites this had)?

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The edit has been retitled. The word “reincarnated” is to represent that these films will wind up almost unrecognizable as soon as I get more time, and more money.

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Gotta be practical.

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Lately, I’ve been toying around with making AOTC the first movie in the trilogy, followed by a major rework of TCW into a 2.5 hr format. Then, a 3 hr ROTS that combines the movie with Season 7 of TCW and the Battle of Coruscant from CW 05’.

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I want it to be completely live-action.

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