Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
The first three were pretty good movies because they were set after a bunch of events had already taken place unseen. That backstory gave the story an epic feel.
To go back and show the audience what we already knew and to do it with better technology...I mean, it made no sense.
Absolutely correct. Really, if you go back through the history of fantasy and sci fi epics they very commonly begin shortly after a huge event or war has taken place.