2004-09-21 04:05 pm (UTC)
I hear, in the new-new Star Wars, that Darth Vader has been digitally editted out of the scene where they blow up Alderaan. Because he's not an evil mass murderer, merely misunderstood.
2004-09-21 04:06 pm (UTC)
Also, Alderaan shoots first.
2004-09-21 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Hear Hear
And he has made precisely as much impression on me as I reflected in my post. I couldn't even be bothered to stop a second and remember or go to IMDB and look him up.
'Christian what's-his-fuck's face has been pasted over Anakin Skywalker's in the guest appearance of the
Blue Man Group Dead Jedis at the end of the movie.'
I was under the impression that this was just a bad hoax. Or maybe it was just a dream that it got revealed as such. A wonderful, wonderful dream.
No, it's the real thing.
George Lucas is no longer competent. The movies should be taken away from him.
He's due to buttrape "THX1138" as well. Well, he's free to do so, I won't be watching that.
I found it a yawning bore the first time around. But maybe if he adds Ewoks, Gungans, and fart jokes, it'll be a lot more fun!
Come on, you know you want to see Hayden Christenson's ghost at the end of Jedi. ;)
WOO HOO! Can I just say that I will worship at your feet until the end of time?
I wouldn't have an issue if he released the original and the "enhanced" versions. I wholeheartedly believe in "Director's Cut" versions (I adore both versions of Legend) but he's redone key aspects of the movie in his madness.
He says that he doesn't care what the die-hard fans want; he wants "his" version. Fine... then I don't plan on buying a copy of the DVD. Without the fans, he wouldn't have had the money to make his precocious and overly CGI-enhanced (HA!) eps 1-3.
...and yeah, Solo blew a hole through Greedo first. 'nuff said.
If he would release the original, I wouldn't care WHAT he did to his director's cut - hell, he could put Vader in a tutu.
And thank you. Worship away. ;-)
Y'know...I'm not even much of a fan of the Star Wars stuff.. But, yeah. I have to agree. Lucas has just gone, mentally, in his old age. I thought it might just be incompetancy to begin with. But, I think its full-blown dementia caused by advanced age, now. It has to be, right?
Someone take the movies away from him. Remove his access to the director's chair, and get him a rocking chair in its place. Put him out to pasture before he cruelly rapes any more helpless movies.
Good lord. I admit, I got it from Amazon, due to arrive tomorrow. But it's just not RIGHT man! shawnj
has posted a link to 5 changes SINCE the 97 changes. So it's not even the bastard child... it's the 3rd generation bastard child!!!
I will say, the evil of me getting the DVD is outweighed by the fact that I have the REAL ones, on VHS from 1992 coming from eBay. I can watch the special features on DVD... but I can still watch the real movies in peace.
Good lord, he keeps changing EVERYTHING. He never learned the artists rule... You'll NEVER be happy with it! So stop futzing with it before you RUIN it completely!
*Good lord, he keeps changing EVERYTHING. He never learned the artists rule... You'll NEVER be happy with it! So stop futzing with it before you RUIN it completely!*
I think I'm gonna be sick. HOW could he fuck this up!!! Some one PLEASE stop him! I even heard he's thinking about making sequal trilogy... I don't even want to think about how he thinks he can pull THAT out of his ass! Better yet... I don't want to think about it at ALL!!!
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way about the movies.
Some things are forgivable or ignorable. It'd be about as bad as having celebration running rampant on Alderaan at the end of "Return of the Jedi."
I have to say, he lost me as an audience when I saw the first "prequel". The fun, the adventure, and the "heart" of the first trilogy was completely missing from the new foray. I have no interest whatsoever in watching any more episodes, even on VHS. That said, I now reveal my ace-in-the-hole. I own a video disc player. Actually, I own two (2) video disc players. And I have the original trilogy on vido disc. (You know, those pre-cursors of DVD that are the size of LPs). As far as I know, the movies are the same as the theatrical release. I now look back and congratulate myself on having the foresight to buy them when I could. I had no idea that not only would a film-maker release a substantially altered version of his earlier films, but that those would be the *only* version available. It seems to me that it would behoove Lucas to give his loyal viewers the choice of owning a copy of the film as it first appeared, or his later revision. To remove that choice is truly disrespectful of the people who make your job possible. Never a good move.
It's his own little 1984 - no version exists except the one HE says is the real movie.
Crazy, I tell ya.
Oh, and p.s. How do you pronounced your LJ name? Zo-eethie? Zaethie? Zeth? Zo-eth? Smith? It's driving me nuts (short drive).
Very simple. Except apparently not. [g]
I must say that the defense "Well, they ARE his movies" is just plain crap. They aren't just HIS movies, and I'm sure that people like Lawrence Kasdan or Irvin Kershner didn't get a say in what happened to them, even though they have a significant share in the creation of these movies. I'm also pretty certain that Sebastian Shaw is spinning in his grave. What a tribute to his memory, erasing him from a seminal scene in the movie.
Not to mention Jeremy Bulloch, whose voice suddenly disappears from the movie.
Eh, I'm still gonig to buy them. Even though I thought the smart thing to do would be to destroy Naboo in Episode 3. Even though I reject the logic that has Lucas removing Sebastian Shaw from the last scene (Anakin and Vader are the same person damnit!).
Despite all that I'll still buy them. Call me a sucker if you wish. :-)
2004-09-21 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, Sweetie....
He is wrong.
Pleaase drive through.
How can you not like Ewoks? LOL....I love them, but then again I probably wasn't as deeply invested in the entire series.
2004-09-21 09:14 pm (UTC)
1. Ewoks were SUPPOSED to be Wookiees, but George decided that Teddy Bears make for better merchandise.
2. Wookiees tearing Stormtroopers from limb to limb would be great cinema. Furry Thalidimyde babies whacking armored troops with sticks and killing them is just silly.
3. Wookies might have been able to set off those cool traps. Furry Thalidimyde babies who can't reach their stunted arms above their oversized heads would have a heck of a time carrying all those logs.
4. They were supposed to be Wookiees.
2004-09-21 08:48 pm (UTC)
Something that should cheer you up:
Look out for some of the more subtle changes...
I'll still buy the damn box set though.
2004-09-21 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Something that should cheer you up:
I will have to look at home. My computer here has a TERRIBLE screen.
See, I'm still trying to get over what Spielberg did to Close Encounters. I'm not ready to deal with The Trilogy.
Close Encounters? I heard about ET, but...Close Encounters???!
I'm so out of it....
Yeah, those changes ruin the story, though Return of the Jedi is still my favorite of the original (and true) trilogy. But maybe that's just because I always crack up for some odd reason when Admiral Akbar goes "Concentrate all fire on that Star Destroyer!" Yep, it's just me.
George should put out all 3 versions and make everyone happy. I didn't even see the empire and jedi special editions because of the Han Solo Greedo thing. I didn't want those movies ruined for me too.
2004-09-22 02:42 pm (UTC)
Present for you... guess what I unearthed from the old Mac's entrails, hmmm?
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2004-09-22 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Present for you... guess what I unearthed from the old Mac's entrails, hmmm?
Omigawd omigawd omigawd!!!!!! Woohoo!!!
Now I have to remember what they all stand for!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
2004-09-22 04:52 pm (UTC)
"This Isn't Your Father's Trilogy"
This must be one of those one in five that Ferrett was talking about.
"...totally batshit fucking loco." Heh.
2004-09-22 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: "This Isn't Your Father's Trilogy"
Love it. LOVE it. Thanks, dude.