Originally Posted by Snowmanick
Please don't take any offense by what I am about to say, but I love that you state he messed up the prequels but your avatar is Darth Maul.
I agree with you that the prequels were messed up. Great visuals in parts, but written and directed for 5 year olds.
Here is a fun thought though. Disney has Marvel, which just did The Avengers with Joss Whedon. Imagine a Joss Whedon written/directed series of Star Wars films with $200 million budgets. That could be fun.
Or Chris Nolan, now that he has completed the Batman trilogy.
Hmm, I see some potential here.
The prequels stories were good and generally fit exactly along the lines of what had always been hinted about them to the T (despite some crazed fanboys ridiculous thoughts on what they were 'supposed' to have been about and like).
The one terrible mistake he made is that he started them aimed specifically at and written down to kids which is never the way to go. He said he never knew quite why Star Wars was so utterly loved compared to the other fantasy of the time that ws kid friendly. It was because he made it real, it was not written at kids it was simply ok for kids, a big difference. He didn't have Gunguns using stupid baby talk "yousa in deep doo doo" or have the Jabba band a bunch of silly, cheap, common modern Saturday morning kid's cartoon characters singing lines about "wicky wicky wocky chicky chiken licken" or whatever. He had characters kids thought were cute, like Jawas, but they were still real and not like the worst, fake, silly big eyed Disney or Satuday morning (post the early classic WB days stuff). That was the difference.
Even with Jar Jar, if he had just kept all the alien languages real and realistic and not talked down to kids with silly "deep doo doo" baby talk lines and crap, just changed maybe 20 lines of dialogue it may never have gotten half the flack it did and if Jar Jar had been just a bit different the long time SW haters may never have had their field day and it all may have gone down much better.
Personally I can tune out the hideous lines and enjoy the rest so I'm not so negative on it all as many, there IS lots of great stuff in 1-3 too, even some classic scenes and parts very much like bits of ANH at times, some of the scenes when they were on Coruscant were shot, directed, edited just like ANH style in Episode 1. And contrary to the haters, who now claim that even episode 3 was considered a joke when released, episode 3 actually received very solid reviews.
It is too bad that he went overboard with some of the silly kids stuff and after talking all the care to make sure all the alien dialogue in 4-6 and much of 1-3 was realistic he would then toss in ridiculous baby talk crap.