Friday, 27 March 2009

star wars IV: a new hope

i try to review films in an objective way, but it's hard with the holy trilogy; it's been part of my life for as long as i can remember films even existing. as a kid i was entranced and enveloped by the galaxy far, far away before i was even conscious that i was going to end up loving films. you could say it was seminal in my film watching journey so i can't really give it anything less that 10 out of 10. i have just watched the recent re-edit though... now i can be objective and say that elements of it are awful. i have no idea why lucas decided to take a film that was widely loved as it was, and ruin it with lots of tiny little incidental expositional cut scenes. not necessary, and have ended up destroying the beats and rhythms of the story, and for the soul reason that 'now he can.' notable wrongdoings in this edit are: - a short scene between han solo and jabba the hutt that didn't have the technology to quite pull off without looking like badly superimposed CGI. - a rather stiff looking CGI C3PO sitting atop a land speeder. - the cutting of the famous 'stormtrooper bumping his head' moment. sad really, it pulls the original and best starwars movie further down towards the level of the horrifying episode II: attack of the clones.


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