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And on that count, I am absolutely furious.
I'm not apologizing for Lucas, because I'm not insane. I'm just saying there are way, way worse Star Wars-y things to have nerd rage about.
And as someone who saw Star Wars as a child in the theater I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY HE IS SHITTING ON MY CHILDHOOD. Because I am old.
Excuse me, I have to go put my teeth back in now.
New editions do not possess the power to posthumously change anything.
The cringe-inducing whiners still complaining about Lucas shitting on their childhood fail miserably to see all aspects of the bigger picture, not least of which is WATTO IN TROIS D!
Plus, there's no guarantee we're even going to get to Star Wars and Empire - the story states that further conversions are contingent on enough people paying to see The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones again. This is a VERY iffy proposition. Time has not been kind to those two.
But yeah, the nerdrage is overstated and artificial-sounding, honestly. Reflexive posturing more than anything. I don't think even the nerds give that much of a shit. It's just ingrained habit at this point. Like catholics genuflecting and making the sign of the cross when they enter a church.
It's not like there aren't 30,000 existing copies of this thing clogging goodwills everywhere. VHS, Laserdisc, Special Edition VHS, Special Edition Laserdisc, DVDs, 8mm filmstrips, viewmaster, etc. etc. etc.
So we don't agree on whether or not this is a good idea. Fine. But my opinion is still valid. We can argue about whether the idea to fuck with the franchise some more is a good or bad idea but I do not appreciate being told I'm not allowed to have feelings on the subject. I never said you guys couldn't be happy, sad, or meh about it, did I?
@kiala you can still feel what you're feeling (and I can still feel totally ambivalent about the update, thank you). But what I'm saying is that I'm pretty sure this aspect of your childhood is still intact. You enjoyed the movies at the time. Nothing can change that now!!! Your viewing experiences from the past cannot be re-experienced. They are done.
I personally don't give a hoot who effs with what part of the franchise. I still have the originals! They aren't going anywhere.
And I also have season 2 of Clone Wars coming out on dvd Oct. 26! I like that series.
But he won't do this, because the result would be sooooo much better than any of the original Star Wars films.
I, for one, am excited to see 'A New Hope' in quality 3D. That opening should look awesome. And this 3D makeover ain't gonna be no hackjob, this is Lucasworks we're talking about.
But a 3D, CG Animated (probably anime styled, while I'm at it - think Star Wars as designed by Otomo) Star Wars saga, reworked from the ground up? THAT I would check out.
And no, the Blazers are not going to have Star Wars jersey night
And no, I don't want to see your lightsaber
May the dork be with you, and hopefully none of you come to blows over this