I caught sight - yes, imagine me fishing for videos in some loch.. with my eyes instead of a pole - of a video that hearkens back to the old feud between Lucas and the many a fan of his 'beloved' Star Wars. As you can imagine, it mentioned the usual gripes of the fans. Han shooting first, Vader seemingly being portrayed by crappy actors with sub-par writing compared to the originals.
~Introducing angsty teen of the future! ~
~ Coming to a galaxy near you today! ~
~It's the only way to redeem Bella Swan..~
Personally, I grew up with the originals. There was no nomming monster at the pit, Vader didn't give it an old: " Nooooooo! " when he threw his boss down the pipe. Nope, there was but menacing silence before he did the deed and sealed old palp's fate. Was that bad? I wouldn't say so. After all, if this pair knew the weight and meaning silence carries, you'd expect ol' Georgie to get the picture as well, right? In the end though, I've come to see Vaders 'immortal' yell to be but George's message to fans. Want the originals on blue ray? The answer was clear.
People will argue that fans of the franchise should buckle down and enjoy what's provided for us. Who're we to complain? After all, the rights do belong to Lucas. If he wants to burn the originals out of existence, his choice and right. Alas my dear push overs, it's not that simple. Call them whatever you want, movies and stories are pieces art work on display. Sure, SAW isn't exactly tasteful, but one only needs to compare it to Dante's inferno to notice it isn't that much worse. In the end, if you take this approach what stops other right holders to damage works of art?
Imagine if someone thought Lisa needed a trim...
As much as it pains me and other fans' I doubt we'll ever have digitally re-masted versions of the films we grew up with, at least until Lucas does a Palpatine.
To put things on a final, and perhaps more relatable note.
Imagine if Hank and John went through their old videos.
Then inserted changes which included placement advertisement.
After all, their 'rights'; right?
Cheers for reading, my fellow Nerdians.
If you have an opinion on the matter, feel free to share it, I'd love to hear/read it.
I'mma right, or I'mma wrong? You know how to type and respond.
Also, I may start putting up a video/Audio of me future blogs, for those less inclined to read and prefer voices instead. With that said/wrote, there but remains one final thing to say:
Video that inspired this article.