Re: What would you have done differently?
I'd have merged Anakin's storylines from Menace and Clones.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has recently become kinghted and Anakin Skywalker is his apprentice, they accompany Obi-Wan's former master, master Qui-Gon Jinn on a mission and have formed a familial bond together, with Qui-Gon as a father and Obi-Wan and Anakin as brothers.
The film opens as normal, but Anakin is with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. Instead of discovering Anakin on Tattooine, the Jedi and Queen crash there and Anakin takes them to his home, and he discusses his past as a slave before being found by Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, only to find it had been overrun by Raiders.
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan tell Anakin he must wait with the Queen while they go off to search the planet for anyone who will spare the parts for the ship and end up doing a "dirty" deal with one of the tradesmen, and take out a few bounty hunters.
In the days they are gone Anakin becomes close with the Queen but must search after his mother. Upon finding her dying, along with dozens of others, he slaughters an entire tribe of Raiders, he is being stalked by a cloaked figure.
The two parties return to the Skywalker homestead, which he gives to his step-brother, Owen. Upon return to the ship Qui-Gon is attacked by a Sith, he barely escapes and Anakin intervenes, tapping into his anger and pushing the Sith back, he is scolded by Qui-Gon for tapping into the dark side, despite his compassion, he remains stern here, Obi-Wan remains kinder, explaining Qui-Gon lost a Padawan to the dark side.
The rest of the film proceeds as normal.
The second film would be a merging of Attack of the Clones and Clone Wars 2D series.