What's wrong with the prequels? I never got that.
Several things. Ep. I
's entire opening act could be removed entirely. The movie would do much better simply starting on Tatooine, focusing on Anakin as he suddenly meets two Jedi and the Queen (and everyone else) running from a planet and heading to Coruscant. Not only would it completely remove the TF ship scene, the submarine scene, the giant fish scenes, Gungan City scenes (all of which are mostly irrelevant-you basically relearn the entire plot when you meet Anakin anyway "We are on our way to Coruscant"). Not only would it remove all that filler it would make it clear who the main character is
. Ep. I suffers from the fact that there is no main char. It's certainly not Anakin with the little screen time he has, it could be Qui-Gonn or Obi-wan, (or both like those cop buddy movies) though if that's true both of them are really underdeveloped at that movie) it might be Queen Amidala (but not really?). Not only would it help cut filler and make the main char more evident (in this case I'm assuming it should be Anakin-in which case the movie should be changed to focus on him even more-or he's older or something) but it would echo Ep. IV with Anakin simply stumbling upon a much larger conflict in the same way Luke does-by people running from a giant menace and being stranded in the pit of the galaxy.
Since you are the thread maker you can decide whether this is on topic or not.