Should Disney remake the Star Wars Prequels?

I read an interesting article recently where a Star Wars fan thinks that Disney should eventually redo the Star Wars prequels and essentially discredit the current prequel movies.

I’ll admit like many of Star Wars fans I prefer the original trilogy over the prequel trilogy. My issue with the prequels is that George Lucas put too much of an emphasis on special effects and less on character development and dialogue.  The prequel movies are decent but lacked the “Star Wars feel” that I got from watching the original trilogy.  That’s one thing I really like about the new The Force Awakens film is that it definitely felt more Star Wars, and was a movie made for the fans.

Having said that I don’t dislike the prequels, and I believe they do have a place in the Star Wars canon.  Two of my all time favorite characters; Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn were in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith actually tied in the two trilogies fairly nicely. Episode II: Attack of the Clones was my least favorite Star Wars movie out of all seven, and I felt the cheesy love story was terrible, however event that movie has some really great lightsaber battle scenes. I don’t think Disney would be wise to go back and redo the prequel.  Let them be, and Disney’s time and resources would be better spent focusing on new Star Wars content.  I personally would love to see a movie based in the Knights of the Old Republic era.

What do you guys think?

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  • MaximumRD

    OH FFS – No, I have no love for them but they are cannon and for better or worse they were done, better to move on and put that effort into new adventures not retelling the same story over and over………….

  • James Hutchinson

    I watched Episode I the night i graduated High School. I was a Star Wars nut so I had a good time spotting familiar characters and races. Then I wound up missing the next two and falling from the Star Wars nerdom altogether. It wasn’t until last week that I sat down and watched all three of them in marathon fashion in preparation to see The Force Awakens. The first movie was OKAY. I had read the Jar Jar Binks conspiracy and was not bothered by him, just like i was not bothered by him the first go round. I do not remember young Anakin being that bad of an actor from my first viewing though. He was unbearable at times. I don’t know what the hell happened after episode I, but episode II and III were awesome to me. I will probably see The Force Awakens within the week and have better insight to how disney did, but I would not mess with original canon. Star Wars has the power to delve into just about any character and base a series around them, just like Marvel. After I hung up my snobbish preference for being a purist to the original trilogy, the prequels really drew me back in after a 16 year hiatus.