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Like Someone Addicted to Plastic Surgery
, September 21, 2011
This review is from: Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) (Packaging May Vary) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
First of all, if I could have rated this ZERO stars, I would have. Thank God I got to see this release without actually buying it!
You know those people who feel unhappy with something about their body and decide to go in for a little nip and/or tuck? Then, before you know it, they notice something else that they don't like and go back for more, only now they start to look like someone who had plastic surgery. Then they go back in to fix the weird look they got and they come out looking even worse. After a while, they become psychologically addicted to plastic surgery and start going in every 6 months, each time coming out of the doctor's office looking more deformed and hideous than the last time.
Well, this is what the STAR WARS films have become. They used to be this natural, beautiful thing...a perfect example of how to make a great epic film series with a limited budget and equally limited effects technology. If you don't believe me, hunt down an increasingly rare copy of the untouched original films and marvel at the imagination and ingenuity put forth on the screen without the help of one second of CGI.
While you're at it, marvel at the character of Han Solo, a self centered and morally misguided rogue who goes through a wonderful character arc from that to well respected, self sacrificing hero and leader of men.
All of the newly butchered...I mean, SPECIAL...editions are shadows of the original films. Gone is the magic. Gone is the organic look of the film. And especially gone is the character arc of Han Solo, the best character in any STAR WARS film.
Rest in Peace, STAR WARS. I will always have my copies of the beautiful creature you used to be.
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