ways to dumb it down...
focus on a fast moving storyline that is devoid of all subtext, and instead devolves into a two and a half hour pod race, so to speak.
have a planet inhabited by an entirety of Jar Jar Binks' in-bread descendants. Call it Maboooooogey or something stupid like that.
introduce a time travel aspect.
have musical sing-alongs after fierce and lengthy action sequences in which you aren't entirely sure what just happened.
tap Joel Schumacher to direct.