Saturday, 11 February 2012

George Lucas Vs Common Sense Part 66

 If only this was true!

Living in the lap of luxury with more money than God seems to have take it's weighty toll on George Lucas and his inability to grasp reality as we know it. Either that or he's been sticking it to his own fans, on purpose, for 15 years now. This isn't about "nerdrage" at changes made to a movie, Lucas sychophants would have you believe that or "cool" individuals who think they're clever by capitalising "JUST GET OVER IT!!!!" on internet page talkbacks, this is about common sense and the wealth of ridiculous changes made.
The list of crappy, revisionist changes made to the Blu-ray set is all over the web, so I won't repeat anything, but this article from The Hollywood Reporter got my bile and vitriol rising all over again.

Clearly what Lucas is saying is total bullshit. Would it surprise you to learn that people buy into it? Well, it shouldn't. This is a society that makes celebrities out of bimbos and himbos (using the old language); where most things are being dumbed down. I think the comment about Blade Runner is just a cheap shot at Ridley Scott, who I believe might have criticised Lucas in the past. I can't be certain of that.
I'll pick up on a couple of things that our mad Uncle George says:
"I mean, most movies when they release them they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it’s the end of the world."

But they're not slight changes that enhance the viewing pleasure of the movies. Putting in a large sound effect when the heroes find themselves in a trash compactor is not an improvement, for example. It makes Luke sound like a total dick when he questions "Is something alive in here?". In the new version, of course they're effing is, evident by the sound. As for Vaders' "Nooooooooooooooooooooooo" in Return of the Jedi....No, I'm not talking about that again. I'm tired of it.

"My job is to try to make the best possible movie it can be — and the current version is the Blu-ray version."

A total delusion. Seriously? The best? With a CG enhanced Han Solo stumbling over Jabba's tale that should have been left on teh cutting room floor for pacing, forgetting everything else that's wrong with it.
"Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie"

Just a movie? One that old George has been milking as if it was a MILF milking an oversexed frat boy for the last 35 years. I can live with the money-making. Good on him! But the films have been tampered with beyond what is reasonable. Still think I'm being fanatical? There are still silly mistakes in the original trilogy and even in TPM that could have been fixed, but no, Lucas "improves" what should have been left alone.
"...what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down."

So, Harrison Ford must be a shit actor not to have portrayed Solo in the way he was written. Lol! Really, could this billionaire not come up with something a little more believable? Or just stuck to the bullshit he's cranked out in the past over this issue? No, he has to lie some more.

"We tried to do Yoda in CGI in Episode I, but we just couldn’t get it done in time. We couldn’t get the technology to work, so we had to use the puppet, but the puppet really wasn’t as good as the CGI. So when we did the reissue, we had to put the CGI back in, which was what it was meant to be."

Eff me! Something I actually agree with!

I really don't wish George Lucas harm but sadly, it might only be when his dead that someone comes along and manages to finally pick out the horrible changes like the additon of more rock to R2's hidey hole in Star War 1. But, judging from his spoilt progeny's comments I doubt eve that would happen.

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