Star Wars Prequels : The Fall of the Galactic Republic

Here is an edited version of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy that you might enjoy!

Called The Fall of the Galactic Republic, this edit is the Star Wars Prequels nailed down to 3.5 hours.

One of the weaknesses of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, was that the script was quite weak.

This was mainly due to the fact that this time around, the story just wasn’t that interesting.

 

Update: Star Wars Fall of the Galactic Republic has since been removed from youtube.  Here is a similar alternative called The Last Turn to the Dark Side :

Did we really care about trade disputes and political maneuvering of the Galactic Republic?

The prequels also proved that perhaps massive Jedi battles might not be quite as interesting as a lone rookie Jedi shouldering all the responsibility of the Galaxy himself.

Conveyor belt droid factory scene
Conveyor belt droid factory scene

A particular peeve of mine is when the Star Wars prequels become almost cartoon like, partly due to the over reliance of CGI and partly due to the focus on younger audiences. For me, the worst scene is in The Attack Of the Clones, when Anakin Skywalker, Padme, and the droids are faced with a conveyor belt of insectoid enemies. It is literally like watching some immature cartoon.

But that is enough bitching about the prequels, enjoy the Star Wars Fall of the Galactic Republic video above!  

The Galactic Republic

The Galactic Republic, commonly referred to simply as the Republic, and later also known as the Old Republic, was the democratic union that governed the galaxy for a thousand years prior to the rise of the Galactic Empire. The Republic was aided by the efforts of the Jedi Order, who stood as the guardians of peace and justice, enabling the Republic to be free of full-scale conflict for over a thousand years. However, thirty-two years before the Battle of Yavin, the Galactic Republic suffered its first major crisis in millennia during the Invasion of Naboo, which ultimately led to the Clone Wars ten years later.

During this galaxy-wide conflict, the Republic underwent a massive military buildup through the support of Senators in the Galactic Senate, who were led by the democratically elected Supreme Chancellor, Sheev Palpatine. Unbeknownst to all but a select few, Palpatine was in reality the Dark Lord of the Sith, and had engineered the crisis to supplant himself as Galactic Emperor, effectively doing so nineteen years before the Battle of Yavin. After the Jedi had learned of his true nature, Palpatine enacted Order 66, a protocol engineered into the clone troopers of the newly formed Grand Army of the Republic to turn against their Jedi masters, effectively wiping away the Jedi Order in an instant—all while Palpatine announced the creation of the first Galactic Empire.

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