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Once again, I’m dedicating this Web Roundup to a Star Wars related rant. I don’t think Lucas thinks all the edits to the original trilogy are good ideas; I think he realizes how much it pisses us off and he’s just doing crap to the original trilogy on purpose now. I think he hates the originals, I really do. Why else on Earth, WHY I ASK YOU, would 90% of the inside sleeve be prequel characters, with Luke, Leia, and Han crammed into the top right corner BEHIND the guide? Does he really think that the people buying this pack just loooooove the prequels?
Let me break this down for you. R2-f**king-D2 has more space on this sleeve than the saviors of the galaxy, the original heroes everyone loves.
I just…I’m just done. I’m out. Period. I hereby revoke my status as a Star Wars fan. How about you guys, this piss anyone besides myself off?
Sigh. This is your Web Roundup today, because after hearing this news I just don’t have the motivation to compile some links. Ain’t It Cool News got word today that Lucas has made two audio-based alterations to the original trilogy for the upcoming blu-ray set. Now, I’d like to note that the clips above and below are not from the actual blu-ray; they claim that only the updated audio edits leaked, so the clips above and below are those supposed leaks synced up with existing video. I want to believe this isn’t true, but too many refutable news sources have gotten confirmation from people inside.
So, what are these atrocities? Well first off at the end of Return of the Jedi, specifically the very powerful scene where Vader saves his son’s life by throwing the Emperor over the edge, instead of a silent contemplation then swift action Vader now shouts “nooooooooo!” ala Episode III before grabbing the Emperor. I just…I…WHY. Why would even LUCAS think this is a good idea? It was publicly derided as the lamest moment of the prequels, that stupid “nooooo!” Honestly, what the hell.
Honestly people, please, PLEASE do not buy this blu-ray set. Tell Lucas that you’re sick of him making all these alterations, and tell him the way people like him listen: with your wallets. The reason this stuff keeps happening is because despite how much we complain and freak out, we still buy the bloody things so they think we’re into it. Stop buying. I know I won’t be, I’ve already canceled my Amazon pre-order. I won’t bother posting the second alteration because I don’t want to tarnish the front page even further than I already have. They alter Obi-Wan’s dragon call in A New Hope from an animal noise to what sounds like him getting some action from one of the cantina girls.
If I’ve ruined anyone’s day with this news, I apologize.
With the fall TV season descending upon us faster than you can say “Allons-y”, I’d like to take a look back at what I feel were some great shows that should not have had their final curtain call or were ended really poorly. Do you agree? Which show will you miss most? Hit the jump and discuss!
Nintendo is celebrating 25 years of Zelda with a myriad of mediocre content (save for that nifty flash intro). Latest of that content is a brief history of Nintendo’s most beloved of Zelda games. Honestly I’ve been really disappointed in the “celebration” of one of the best video games in history. Sure that fancy orchestra is neat, but with the cheap seats sold out, you’re spending at least $100 a person. Other than that there’s some wallpapers and a high-res image of famous Zelda characters. That’s it. No gold cartridges, no timeline reveals, nothing I would say worthy of the Hero of Time. Hit the jump for more of the story.
There hasn’t been a superhero movie in a long time that’s as polarizing as Green Lantern seems to be. There are those that love it, and those that hate, but overall it’s been critically reviled and expected to flop at the box office. Yet, the news was just announced that a sequel is in the works. Over at io9 they have an article about why a sequel is a bad idea and why it won’t work, and after reading it I’ve found I have a few rebuttals to their points. Hit the jump for my arguments for a Green Lantern sequel.
*Originally published on my older blog at Digital Brawler
It’s really no secret that I love me some Star Wars. No matter what mood I’m in, if someone suggested sitting and watching the trilogy back to back I would be down in a heartbeat. It’s no surprise then that, after years upon years of repeat viewings, I’ve started to dissect and really think about some of the most trivial, meaningless aspects of the saga. Now, when I do this I’m in no way detracting from my viewing experience; I’d say I’m enhancing the experience because I get to view this stuff in a whole new light.
So work was going slow the other night and I decided to boot up A New Hope on the netbook and get some viewing in after everything was running to kill time, and for some reason the Battle of Yavin sequence started to bug me. It wasn’t a feeling that was killing the movie, but just something wasnagging at the back of my mind the whole battle. Right around when Han showed up and pimped in to save the day it hit me: there is no logical reason the Rebellion should have won that fight. Granted, I realize that trying to inject logic into a fantasy/sci-fi movie is sort of a losing battle and I also realize that it’s Hollywood and at that point in the saga people needed a happy ending, but my whole reasoning boils down to the military strategies of both sides. Based on this, I’ve come up with a few reasons the Rebellion would have never won in an actual military battle. Hit the jump to see the list!