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I personally dislike the idea of making prequels. It can be done, and well, but there is still the fact that it just goes back with the original movie and, good or bad, it doesn't change the original ideas and thoughts from the concepts and feel of the original movie. And when i first hear prequels being made I don't have any excitement for it because i already know what happens afterward and the movie seems redundant.
what are youre ideas on Prequels?post.
As I've mentioned before, a predictable story can still be entertaining as long as it's presented in a direction that's intriguing. The Star Wars prequels are the prime example in terms of prequels. Episodes I and II blatantly tell us what we already know; Anakin is Darth Vader, Obi-Wan's master dies, Anakin falls in love with Padme, etc.. They're just boring attempts at cashing in on the Star Wars franchise and showing off the impressive eye candy that, frankly, hasn't aged well. Episode III also tells us what we already know, but in a dark, gritty manner that builds up drama and suspense for something we already knew was going to happen. It's not really whether or not we know what's going to happen, but rather if we give a crap. Did we care if random soldiers or Gungans died in the Battle of Naboo? I didn't! Did we care if innocent children in the Jedi Temple died? Perhaps.
One thing I really like is when a prequel is set up to reveal a mystery behind something in the original movie. I didn't care much for the X-Men movies, but I was pretty curious as to what Wolverine's past was like, which was why I was so interested in seeing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The problem with that is that the explanations they give to everything are so dumb and uninspiring that the film comes off as rather boring.
Sequels rarely work as well.
You may know what is going to happen, but like with most movies, it is the journey that matters.
I will always quote that second line. :)
Or at least I would, if I could remember how to spell your screen name. :P
well thats more of a reboot than a prequel to me.. .yeah youre right on that.
Didnt that movie take a completely new story on the star trek series though?
So long as it's done well, I don't mind. As Chucky G mentioned, Temple of Doom is a great example of a good prequel.
I'm with you - unless done well prequels aren't a great idea. Sometimes the mysteries of the background add to the allure of the original film but if you show it to us it can ruin it like Star Wars.
Star Wars not only ruined the mystery but also created huge plotholes that didn't jive with the original trilogy. in some cases it completely ruined aspects of it. With Star Wars the Prequels ruined for me the CLone Wars, anakin's fall to the dark side, the concept of the Jedi, and many of the characters.
Star Wars is a good example of why prequels can be dangerous. People can often ignore sequels easier than prequels for this reason. though one sequel which ruined the mythos of the first is Highlander II.
As for X-Men: First Class, I don't see it as a prequel to the earlier X-Men movies. Both are intrepretations of 40+years of storytelling. Besides I like this film much better than any of the 3 earlier X-Men films - better story, characters, dialogue. If anything, it's a reboot of a franchise that went to shit. I want to see more of this group of X-Men and none of the ones from the old series.