On September 16, Tell George Lucas NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Remember how great the ending of Revenge of the Sith nearly was. Anakin was a char broiled mess. His body was ripped to shreds and only his intense anger kept him alive as surgical droids violently tried to piece him together — and in the process, turn him into the Darth Vader that we knew and loved for over 30 years. Yep, it was pretty much how I pictured it when I was a kid. It was absolutely perfect, until Darth hopped off the operating table and cried out like a little girl … NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It was so bad, in fact, that it made the powerful final moments of Sith comically ridiculous. A cringe inducing giggle fest of epic proportions.
Well, guess what kids. You get to experience it all over again, now in Return of the Jedi. That’s right, Never say die George Lucas has once again pulled out his giant edit-O-matic mallet to bludgeoned the original Star Wars trilogy AGAIN for the up incoming blu-ray release on September 16. George has sure made a lot of pointless changes to my once favorite movies, but this one has to be the most ridiculous. Words can not describe my sheer astonishment, so I made a little film to best describe my feelings on the matter.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE OF DARTH’S PERPLEXED FACE TO PLAY
I posted this on youtube, but they wouldn’t allow an embed link because the video had copywritten material in it. Check it out here.
Honestly, I have pretty much given up on these movies and posted a little diatribe about it a while ago here. To tell you the truth, this made me actually laugh out loud more than generate the amount of venom that it would have a few years ago. I just don’t have it in me to really care anymore. But if you do, and plan to buy this blu-ray on September 16th — all the while bitching and moaning that George Lucas rapped your child hood on some crappy internet forum — you are just as much to blame as Lucas. As each of you overtly bitch about him, you are feeding the beast and filling his pockets in the process. He feels completely vindicated to perform his cinematic holocaust because he gets your money either way. If you really care about Star Wars, don’t buy this blue monstrosity. When the cash doesn’t flow in by the truckload, he will have no choice to do the right thing — if he wants his empire to stay afloat. It’s up to you to show a little restraint for the greater good; but hey, I wasn’t planning on buying it anyway.