So wfgodbold (BTW dude, if you could give me a breakdown of your screenname I’d love to get a better understanding of it) has a post up about the latest abortion George Lucas had done on his magnum opus: Star Wars. Go over here to see some of the changed scenes from the new Blu Ray release.
Of course wfgodbold really does some damage by framing the post with an old Penny Arcade comic that dates back to 2004, and it was before that when Lucas first started hinting to us that maybe the Star Wars trilogy was, in fact, a fluke, when he did the 1997 theatrical re-release of the updated Episode IV. (BTW Mrs. Weer’d and I saw this in the theater years before we started dating). Overall every time George Lucas touches this series he cheapens it.
Its a tough realization, like when I mention M. Night Shyamalan as being a total hack. I know, The Sixth Sense was a DAMN good piece of American film, many will argue, but I really liked Signs as well, tho its not as masterful. The rest of his work has been crap, and I have simply decided to write him off as a total hack. Its a shame, but still. Still compare him with contemporaries like Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, and PT Anderson, and it looks like Night just made a lucky shot. Same with Lucas.
Now I also wanted to share an amusing observation. Mrs. Weer’d has epilepsy, and it appears that seizures cause some disruption with turning short-term memory into long-term memory. Thankfully that’s not much of a problem with her epilepsy so well controlled.
Still the other day I asked her to give a plot summary of Star Wars Episodes 1-3. She couldn’t. Don’t you envy her?