Should the CGI in the Prequels be updated?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episodes I - III' started by Lord, Jan 13, 2015.

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Should the Prequels receive a "Special Edition" with an improved CGI?

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  1. Lord All Mighty

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    We all know the negative reception these films have gotten, and what used to be very advanced special effects badly used, is now CGI that has aged quite badly, this is expecialy true in Episode I and II.

    The Prequels will always be part of the main canon, there is no changing that, however, if any film needs a "special edition" it's the Prequels, the creatures now look like unfinished effects, but i'm quite sure Disney has more than enough resources to "fix" that.

    They do not oun the full rights of Episode IV from what i understand, but they oun all of the Prequels, considering we'll most likely see spin-offs in this time period too, i think Disney should try remastering these films. They're still part of the saga Episode VII is continuing after all, so it's in everyone's best interest to make the look of the movies be more cohesive.

    I'm not sure Episode III necessarily needs this, maybe a few tweaks here and there, but II is the one that needs the most retouches due to its overreliance on CGI, while Episode I had effects that worked most of the time with the exception of the Gugans, with how much effects have improved, i think their look needs to be finished.

    Agree? Disagree? Is it more trouble than it's worth? I vote for specialized editions supervised by the Sequel Trilogy team for Episodes I and II.
     
  2. Bim Registered

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    In all honesty, i dont really care. If they want to invest their time and money in something like this, i guess it's fine. If they dont, it's fine too, i wont lose sleep over it. I'll still enjoy these films regardless :yay: You should have put that third option in the poll :oldrazz:
     
  3. Drizzle There's no knowing where we're rowing

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    I think that out of the three prequels, only Attack of the Clones had some truly horrendous CGI, and that's mainly the clones themselves.
     
  4. Bim Registered

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    For me the worse CGI in AOTC is Obi-Wan's beard lol. I can tell which scenes were reshoots because of it :oldrazz:
     
  5. Marvolo Registered

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    Not only the cgi but I wish they could remove the artificial softening they slapped on AOTC. Lucas thought the crisp digital look would be weird visually since people were used to 35mm film so he had ILM soften the picture in post-production. With ROTS he left the picture alone which is why its pristine on blu-ray. I wish they could go back and do a new transfer of AOTC without that softening and release that on blu-ray.
     
  6. DaddlerTheDalek Starship Captain

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    No. I don't need even more "Special Editions".
     
  7. Bim Registered

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    I actually didnt know that, or i'm getting old and it just slipped my mind lol. Now you left me wondering what AOTC would look like without the softening, cause ROTS looks amazing on blu-ray...
     
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    No episode 1 and 2 where terable and it wasn't just because of the CGI that they where so bad so who cares they had much bigger problems then CGI. Episode 3 was good but the CGI is just fine in that movie.
     
  9. Lord All Mighty

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    We all know that, but those films still belong to the Director, and the best way to improve them without completely changing what they are is to improve upon the CGI.
     
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    It's hilarious how you ask a question about special effects- something unrelated to a film's quality and turn it into "i like the prequels so who cares". THIS IS A POLL FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU GUYS! If you love these movies wouldn't you love to see 2015 special effects on the gungan v battle droid fight in Episode I or the Droid factory in Episode II? Everything doesn't have to be a debate, special effects age, especially CGI. The force lightning in Jedi isn't looking as great as it could, neither is Luke's lightsaber in A New Hope. Just because someone says something negative doesn't mean it's targeting the film as a whole.
     
  11. Thoix Registered

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    Besides a few shots/scenes in the trilogy, especially AOTC, there really is no need for updating the CGI. The one thing I really want to see improved for prequels, and all six films, are all new transfers. I wonder if we will ever see a version of AOTC that doesn't has the artificial softening.
     
  12. drod1985 Ragnarock n' Roll

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    I don't care for the prequels, but if the opportunity arises then yes, they should update the CBI. I (barely) watched TPM the other day and it looks pretty dated.
     
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    There's a lot of practical effects as well so not terribly. Clones is pretty bad only because of all the Jedi Temple scenes. I don't think it would be terribly hard to update, especially given the 3-D updates from the past few years.
     
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    Sure, can't make them look worse. :o
     
  15. Soapy Registered

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    If that's something Disney wants to do, then fine. But I personally really don't care one way or the other.

    I will say this though, if they choose to go down this road, then I hope they do a hell of a lot better than George about making the originals (and all subsequent versions) available to consumers.
     
  16. The_Manhunter Zack Snyder & MCU Fan

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    A definite no from me. I think they are really good how they are.

    Not trying to start a hostile debate or anything, but we do? I think they are great.
     
  17. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Well, I can understand people liking them. But great?
     
  18. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."
     
  19. The_Manhunter Zack Snyder & MCU Fan

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    I just watched them today, they are still great. This is just my opinion though :yay:
     
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    But it's not THAT bad ok
     
  21. Lord All Mighty

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    For their time, it's not too bad, but nowadays they look very dated. I think some of them definitely need to be tweaked

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    Nowadays they just look like incomplete effects.
     
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    i will update certian shots for sure yeah, the gungans specially and parts in ATOC mostly. Most of it still look stunning to this day , the pod race, courascant, mustafar, etc. They were doing revolutionary work in those days, literally inventing all this stuff so i wouldn't mind a cg upgrade in some scenes

    TPM looks stunning to this day , its a 15 year old movie and looks amazing. The gungans yes i will improve those scenes and go over them, but there were tons of models and practical effects used so no need to tweak those

    And yeah some people always like to brag on how much they don't like them the first chance they get, even if no one is asking that in the poll. I guess that makes them feel smart for the day
     
  23. Thoix Registered

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    I think some of the issue with the CGI in TPM and AOTC has to do with the picture quality. For the Blu-ray release, there was too much DNR applied to TPM so they could convert it easier into 3D, and AOTC was purposely made to look softer when it was first released. I still think majority of the effects hold up quite well, but I can certainly see how some tinkering can help with the CG, especially in the first half of AOTC.
     
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    I like the CGI art in the prequels. I just finished watching 1-3 this past month once again.
     
  25. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    the absolute worst is this scene:

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