For me, knowing that it has taken 7+ years to complete ESB Revisited, the idea of encouraging Adywan to work on the prequel trilogy revisited seems akin to handing down a life sentence. Portman and Christensen are such dullard planks of wood at the core of the films, add in the peripheral awful toon characters of Jar Jar, Boss Nass, Grievous, and that Monsters Inc guy from the Diner. Even normally reliable actors Terrence Stamp and Sam L Jackson seem barely awake. Can the prequels be improved, sure. Can they ever be great, no. No they cant, it really is as simple as that - and I think deep down every one of us knows that.
Spending 7-8 weeks cutting together a fan edit is one thing but the effort required and the perfectionism that we all know Ady would put into the PT revisited project… it feels irresponsible to encourage someone to waste possibly 10+ years of their life. The prequels aren’t worthy of him.
I’d love to see him complete the Revisited trilogy in HD for Star Wars, Empire and Jedi… and then let him sit back and take a well earned rest - that is service enough to Star Wars, by god it is and we are so thankful! The prequels just seem like such an exhausting amount of work, hours, weeks, days, years - and at the end of it they will still be crap because no matter what you tweak you cant recast Christensen and Portman.
Adywan seems like a really nice guy and he seems up for the challenge, but i’m not sure that I would wish that on anyone. Would you?
Gotta say I think I fall on this side of the argument these days, whilst there could be an interesting story in the prequels, I think it was so badly executed it is beyond saving. On the other hand I feel ROTJ is close to being a decent finale but just falls short and that Adywan could really do an amazing job. A bit of a trim to certain segments and a rejig of others and the film is really good. The scene at the shuttle between Anakin and Luke just before leaving the death star blows anything from the prequels out of the water and is up there with the best scenes in the whole trilogy for me.
I was just wondering, was the plan to cut out Boba Fett completely? Jedi rocks is going I assume, but will the old song be going back in? it’s not really much better. I really dislike the SE editions of Coruscant, Cloud City, Naboo and all that, Is that going to be kept in?