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PT Do you think "The Phantom Menace" is a rehash of "A New Hope"?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by DarthVist, Dec 21, 2019.


Do you think The Phantom Menace is a rehash of A New Hope?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    95 vote(s)
  1. The_Phantom_Calamari

    The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 10, 2011
    Well, I mean, of course. It was a rough draft.
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  2. NeonMagi

    NeonMagi Jedi Youngling

    Dec 21, 2019
    Not really, in my opinion the two are quite different, my opinion is probably far from unpopular.
  3. The Legions of Lettow

    The Legions of Lettow Jedi Master star 5

    Oct 14, 2015
    When I saw it I thought it was too much like ANH or ROTJ. But even before Mike Klimo I distanced myself from that view.
  4. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2002
    One truth.

    One destiny.

    One sided pole.
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  5. Ruffmeian

    Ruffmeian Jedi Master star 3

    Dec 19, 2015
    I... never ever even considered this
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  6. topgoalscorer_no11

    topgoalscorer_no11 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 23, 2001
    Haha - 100% no? Sounds right. Anakin blowing up the Droid control ship was criticised at the time for being to close to the Luke/Death Star thing - but compared to TFA (and TLJ for that matter), TPM subverted expectations right, left and centre - that's one of the reasons many fans hated it.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
  7. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2002
    This thread needs this video, in case there is still any room for interpretation. ;)
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  8. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 29, 2005
    I would say no

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  9. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 28, 2015
  10. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

    May 10, 2001
  11. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    Total rehash. Both were filmed in real deserts after all.
  12. The Legions of Lettow

    The Legions of Lettow Jedi Master star 5

    Oct 14, 2015
    When I saw it, Anakin’s destroying the Trade Federation ship seemed to echo the destruction of the DS by Luke too strongly for me. And the ceremony. But only those parts.

    But even these two sequences were echoes, leitmotifs, rhymes.

    The movie is actually quite original.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020
  13. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 27, 2013
    No. There are big echoes (Anakin destroying the ship, the ceremony) but there are a ton of differences.
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  14. ami-padme

    ami-padme Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 19, 1999
    Ok, just voted, more than a month from when this poll was posted, gotta admit my total surprise that EVERYONE who’s voted, voted the same as me. I mean, it’s the obviously correct answer in any way that matters, but that’s never stopped SW fans from vociferously disagreeing before! ;)
  15. StartCenterEnd

    StartCenterEnd Jedi Master star 3

    May 2, 2006
    If Anakin was older it would have felt more like a rehash. This way father and sons paths reflect each other but are also different.
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  16. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa Jedi Youngling

    Feb 1, 2020
    The Anakin/Luke stories are parallels. They both leave Tatooine, participate in a star war and become Jedi. They both meet mentors who help guide them and both mentors end up dying.

    But, that's just one element from the story. The movies are totally different. ANH is also about rescuing a princess and joining the rebels. TPM much more devoted to politics. You have Trade Federation acting as a governing body and using a blockade to control Naboo. Palpatine uses that manipulate Padme and the Senate into giving him control. The people of Naboo and the Gungans join up to get rid of what will grow to be the separatist movement.

    So while there are some similarities on the surface, it is in no way a rehash or reboot.
  17. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

    Jan 10, 2015
    I believe TPM has more in common with ROTJ.