SOCL Posted September 22, 2004 Share Posted September 22, 2004 Okay, so like a loyal Star Wars fan, I purchased by original trilogy DVDs at midnight-oh-one at my local Hastings (people from all walks of geeky life were there, as well as a member of our local 501st TIE Fighter Wing chapter in full outfit). I spent the better part of the next day watching the first two movies and I came to realize something...there are more changes! Okay, maybe all of you know this, but I've been out of the loop for quite a while and so, as you can image, this came as quite a shock to me! I know there are a few minor changes in ANH, but nothing to really scream over. It wasn't until I started watching TESB that I really started to notice changes. For instance, what's with the change in the conversaiton between Vader and Palpatine aboard the Executor? I mean, did they really need to change it? Granted, it allows the two trilogies to flow better, it still kills some of the mystery the Emperor's blurring hologram gave one. Plus, the image is so clear that we see an obvious change in looks from TESB to ROTJ. What sucks even more is that whoever did Palpatine's part in TESB must be pretty damned pissed off at having been TOTALLY cut-out. My complaints about this change: A) Palpatine loses the mysticism he had a blurring hologram, B) Palpatine in TESB is very obviously not Palpatine from ROTJ, and C) the added lines have been repeated throughout the entire series ("Search your feelings...."), not to mention it looks a little stupid when Palpatine has to tell Vader who is son is (Vader couldn't recognize a Force signature of his own flesh and blood?). It's like:Palpatine: "Hey, you big stupid breathing machine, your son is the one who blew up my planet-destorying toy!"Vader: "Oh, was that my son?"Palpatine: "Yeah, moron! Search your feelings, it obviously him!"Vader: "Oh...." Next problem I had with TESB, and probably my biggest beef out of all the changes is Boba Fett's voice. IT'S BEEN CHANGED! They changed Boba Fett's voice with a voice-over done by the guy who played Jango Fett (not to mention the other three and half billion clones of the Grand Army of the Republic)! Maybe this doesn't piss off some people, but the original Boba Fett voice was SO much better than this Jango Fett crap! I hated Lucas for making Boba Fett a clone and now I hate him even more for changing his voice! I mean, just because he's a clone does not mean his voice has to be the same as Jango's! I mean, he could have a bloody cold, or how about he somehow messed up his throat in childhood?! But, damn it, they took out the cool, gruff, whisper-of-a-voice he had before for Jango's precise-cut one! WHAT THE HELL?! Jeremy Bulloch (the original Boba Fett) I'm sure isn't too happy.You see, this all has to do with a theory I had created about Boba Fett (my way of dealing with the whole clone crap). I said to myself, Boba Fett is a clone of Jango Fett in the prequels, but somewhere between Episode III and Episode V, Boba Fett is killed by a guy from Concord Dawn named Jaster Mereel (the ORIGINIAL Boba Fett), who then takes on the name and image of the infamous clone of Jango Fett, Boba Fett. How does that sound (yes, I was in denial)? But now, NO, Lucas f*cked all of that up(!), pardon my colorful language.After hearing Jango Fett's voice saying "As you wish" to Vader aboard the Executor, I shut the DVD off and started to complain to anyone who would listen. Most of them agreed with me over this matter, but I suppose Lucas can do whatever he wants. I mean, who gives a damn what the fans think and what has already been established before? Let's just kill that particular storyline and do my own thing, and I don't care what anyone says! With the original voice still in the original trilogy, at least there was a way of incorporating both Lucas and the Expanded Universe's storylines, but no, he had to do his own thing! I'll finish TESB and start ROTJ later today, so expect some more of my less than happy reviews/rants (I heard they changed the old Obi-Wan at the end of ROTJ with Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan....). By the way, feel free to post what you think of the DVDs here. It'll be fun to see what other people think concerning the new, DVD-exclusive changes. SOCL: Putting the BE in BEAK.Read the Forum Rules - Welcome the New Members - Rebellion Reloaded - Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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