Video: What If Anakin Went To Utapau

I haven’t highlighted The Prequels Channel on YouTube (though I have it under the blogroll links) because it posts videos very frequently.  But I thought I’d highlight this “what if” video:

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6 Responses to “Video: What If Anakin Went To Utapau”

  1. Jacobesico Says:

    I liked watching some of those What If scenarios but they were from a Youtuber called Star Wars Theory.

    To be honest, his What Ifs aren’t very good. I don’t think he understands where George Lucas is coming from and he constantly takes sneaky, underhanded swipes at the Prequels. I haven’t watched his videos since he stated that Ashoka would be a better match for Anakin than Padmé.

    But I have to say I love the What If questions. I remember reading the Star Wars infinities comics. They were very interesting. I haven’t managed to pick up the Return of the Jedi one. I don’t think they’ve done one for the Prequels although I’ve heard that there were some What If scenarios set in the Clone Wars era.

    • joe Says:

      he seems to forget that if anakin and padme never got together luke and leia would never have been born

      • Jacobesico Says:

        It was quite laughable, really. He stated that Anakin and Ashoka were closer in age than Anakin and Padmé were. But at the start of the Clone Wars, Ashoka was a fourteen year old girl, whereas Anakin was twenty. An age gap of seven years where as Padmé is around four or five years older. Somehow seven comes before four and five?

        But I digress. I found the video at hand a very interesting one. A pity that we never saw an Anakin vs. Grevious Lightsaber duel. That would be a rather intense duel. A duel that is best fitted for Fanfiction in fact. I think they did a good job in the Clone Wars by not having Anakin meeting General Grevious.

  2. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    I don’t know what would have happened if Anakin had accompanied Obi-Wan to Utapau. Or if he had went alone. But I do believe that his fears regarding Padme’s pregnancy would have remained.

    • joe Says:

      great video to change the subject for a sec lp any plans for the tenth anniversary of the swpas and will there be an article about the problems behind the scenes regarding lucasfilm and their picks for directors thank you and may the force be with you

  3. Brian47 Says:

    There are several issues with this “what if” scenario, many of which are endemic to fan fiction. First, it’s incredibly single-minded in a narrative sense. At no point is there is a mention of what is happening in other parts of the storyline, specifically with Padme and Obi-wan. If you’re working in film or TV and you have several lead actors, at some point you have to cut back to what they’re doing and what he describes would be at least 20 minutes solely on Anakin.

    Also, his theory on Anakin’s descent and his reveal of Sidious don’t acknowledge all the interlocking puzzle pieces of Episode 3. He’s completely ignoring the fact that Sidious has to turn the situation around of when Mace and the others arrive to arrest him, which he does. He turns that around to appear as if the Jedi are seizing power, which paints them as traitors and in executing order 66 the public is duped into believing it was necessary to eliminate all the Jedi.

    I don’t think he understands what happens in a editing room when working on a major film with multiple plot strands. It was brilliant to give Obi-wan the mission to capture Grevious for many reasons, not the least of which is it keeps both his character and Anakin active in their stories, but in completely different ways. Anakin is left, feeling isolated and is therefore more vulnerable to Palpatine’s machinations. Meanwhile Obi-wan is isolated in his adventure and is able to escape order 66 when its implemented.

    Being a fan of something doesn’t make you a great storyteller and a sloppy “what if” scenario from this person doesn’t make him better than Lucas.

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