It's called a joke.jcncasval76 wrote:Chris, 30 isn't the end of your life. I'm almost 5 years older than you, and I don't make that comment unless I really think i'm in deep trouble that I won't be survive for too long.
I wouldn't at all call what he's done "perfecting" the franchise. As an artist, there's a certain point where you have to stop tinkering with something you've created. You don't see painters going back and changing a painting they made 30 years ago, or a writer re-writing a book they did 30 years ago. The technology back then was fine for the kind of story he was telling. By that line of reasoning, every movie should always be tweaked because it'll become outdated. Whatever movie is made now, in 30 years there will be new technology, so should they be changed? Lucas is throwing in a bunch of CG effects that aren't needed, changing the context of scenes around (ie Greedo shoots first), and doing things like editing Hayden Christensen and Liam Neeson into Return of the Jedi. None of these things are needed. Of course, it's his right to do so. But he's taking away the choice people have of what version people can see. There are countless movies on DVD or Blu-ray where you can watch multiple versions of a movie, but George Lucas is hellbent on denying people that choice. That's a problem.jcncasval76 wrote:One thing I have to say to defend George Lucas with his constant revision of Star Wars original trilogy, is that we have to keep in mind that when he wrote the whole saga, the technology at that time was still primitive. So he had to use what he could come up with to make the story believalbe for the audience; now, as we become relying on technology as it improves everyday, he wants to complete his original vision & intent with the saga. Even though some of the "hardcore" fans of the franchises could not understand what the purpose of "updating" the films, since the saga was set in the distant future, shouldn't we just let him perfect that franchise and not fault him for ruining it instead?