Wow. It seems that George Lucas, once the cinematic wizard who gave our childhood dreams shape and form through the whiz-bang popcorn entertainment of the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, continues to morph into the flabby-necked monstrosity hell-bent on turning those once-cherished dreams into nightmare drudgery. I’m talking, of course, about how Lucas has, once again, reedited and revised his classic Star Wars trilogy, this time for the Blu-Ray premiere of the franchise.
It turns out that the new Indiana Jones film wasn’t torturous enough for movie fans, so, as he prepared his original Star Wars trilogy for its first Blu-Ray release, George, sigh, tinkered with them once again. As broken by Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest, now, for instance, the Ewoks blink and it’s really creepy. Not a big deal? Well, try on Obi Wan Kenobi’s new garbled scream from A New Hope:
That not stupid enough for you? Ok, try this on for size: remember the end of Revenge of the Sith, when the Darth Vader let out that really cheesy “NOOOOOOOOOO!”? You do? Great! Remember how insipid and stupid it was? Even better! No, guess what? Lucas has him scream in the exact same way when he kills the Emperor at the end of Return of the Jedi!
So there you go folks—he’s done it once again, taking a once cherished cinematic memory and scribbling all over it. No, George. NOOOOOOOOO!
What do you think of the Star Wars changes?