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We know, it’s a difficult notion to imagine. There are hardcore fans that have managed to remain satisfied by the Star Wars prequel trilogy (and frankly, we envy them), but your run-of-the-mill Star Wars fan can pretty much break bread over the fact that they were expecting much more out of Phantom Menace.

Now that Phantom Menace has crossed the Billion Dollar Movie landmark, Movie reviewer Belated Media (check out some of his other videos, he’s by-and-by one of the best out there) has a few words on how, with just a few minor changes (okay, several major changes), Phantom Menace could have launched the world into Star Wars fever all over again.

We know, Red Letter Media was able to fully deconstruct why the prequel trilogy was unforgivably awful, but this video (like Vader himself) is about redemption.

What do you think? Would you pay to see Belated Media’s version of The Phantom Menace?

  • Theaterboy1

    I am one of those hardcore fans who thoroughly enjoyed the prquel trilogy, ESPECIALLY “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”!! :)

  • Tom

    I actually really like Episode 1. I’m not a big star wars fan. I was 8 when this film came out so I was just in awe of this awesome world on the screen with aliens and spaceships and lightsabers and shiz. I haven’t watched it for a while, but I’m getting the urge to right now because it’s bringing back great childhood memories.

  • http://twitter.com/writingfreak88 Christine Rogers

    I’ve heard that there is an edited edition where they took out everything JarJar. Apparently, it is MUCH better.

  • http://twitter.com/JCman7 James Donnellon

    I dont get why most people hate Episode 1 I really enjoyed it and its what really made me a Star Wars fan. I guess since I watched it first before the older ones is why but I actually still prefer the newer movies

    • CliveRogan

      I imagine it’s hard to understand if you saw Episode 1, but imagine you saw the original trilogy first, you saw Darth Vader being a complete badass, Swooping around, killing people on a whim if they do anything wrong, then suddenly he’s a small bratty child hanging out with a borderline racist caricature poking plotholes wherever they go.  As films the prequel trilogy isn’t bad, but as parts of the saga it’s just highly dissapointing

  • Dlmarvin05

    I thought your rendition was hysterical. Please do Episode II and III :D

  • http://twitter.com/Andrew_ww Andrew W

    I didn’t hate Episode 1. It could have been better of course. I wouldn’t really change anything about episode 2 and 3.

  • Just Sayin

    Other than Jar Jar Binks, I thought the movie was pretty good.  Why do people hate it so much?

  • Whiggy

    The only thing is that Darth Maul wouldn’t leave with Obi-Wan alive…

  • Bowties,theycool

    episode 1 was the one for the kids. To get a new generation of children interested. Heck, I loved it when I was little. Still kind of like it, to be honest. 

  • Hola

    I think the older fans of Star Wars are the ones who have a problem with the prequel trilogy. I was a kid when I watched Episode 1 and I enjoyed it (I didnt know a thing about SW back then). I actually kind of like the prequel trilogy, I find it entertaining.

  • Lucy

    I was born in the 90s and only watched the whole series a few years back, starting with Episode 1. I already knew Anakin and Darth Vader are the same person back then. I can see why people who were fans of the original trilogy might not like the prequel trilogy because I think the two trilogies are of different genres. I like the prequel trilogy (Episode 2 and 3 anyway) not only because of the better special effects but also because of the more emotional storyline. I knew it was going to happen but I was still really sad when I watched Episode 3. For me, Anakin is the main character, not Luke and Leia, and I know the older generations will probably hate me because of this. In fact, I loved Anakin’s story so much I named my dog Anakin (it’s a nice name and my dog does look like Darth Vader).
    So yes, Episode 1 isn’t exactly the best episode, but it isn’t the worst film in the world, even though Jar Jar Binks is incredibly annoying and Jake Lloyd is not the best child actor.

  • Rebecca

    I didn’t hate Episode I when it came out, but as Episode II and III arrived, I realised how bad the prequel trilogy was compared to the original trilogy. I loved Belated Media’s ideas. Now I want to hear what Episode II could have been!

  • Liderc

    The script was terrible for all the Star wars films, people were just used to that kind of acting back in the 70′s.  Lucas has never been a good writer, just a visionary.  Even Harrison Ford has said many times that the lines for the film were impossible to perform without sounding ridiculous.  So I don’t think we can blame the actors, they’re simply reading what he wrote. 

  • Vajackster

    Irrelevant, as it was a piece of motherf*cking  bullsh*t.

  • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

    I enjoy the prequels like I enjoy fanfiction. It’s fun, but not as good as the original.

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