Did LucasFilms Add More CGI To Star Wars Blu Ray?
Word on the street is that the Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars movies have some slight changes to them. Oh by changes, I mean CGI changes. Apparently a computer generated version of Yoda was added in to the Stars Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace. This looks like they are trying to insert somewhat of a fix considering that most fans hated the original changed puppet featured in the original version of that movie. It seems this is an obsessive phase. Now the prequels technology in special effects isn’t good enough and needs to be fixed, atleast that’s the impression I get. I heard there were other changes and I’m only going to talk about the cgi changes. Although, I have to say that these “other changes” would still probably piss off die hard fans or even movie fans in general. The only other change I saw was up on youtube and it featured an Ewok that was blinking. It almost looked like a serpent blink or something like a crocodile. Anyway I’m not sure if that will add to the overall movie or detract. Do you think you should have to pay for a different version of the movie that you liked? Hopefully they will release unedited versions on to Blu Ray home video. I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but I have to say that if they(star wars fans) are pissed off I can understand. I wouldn’t want to have to pay for an edited version of Terminator 2 with no original alternatives to buy.
In conclusion I would have to say that this is another black eye on cgi. Computer animation for effects isn’t really a bad thing, in fact it breaks new ground probably every year. Over saturation is the problem here. When it starts getting tasked to alter classic movies that you love then it becomes very bothersome. I mean bad cgi is bad cgi and it can make or break a movie, but is good CGI used to change an old film a good thing? Not in my eyes. I like movies to be the way I liked them. What are your thoughts on this issue. Should LucasFilms be able to alter the Star Wars movies further? Do you think they’ll put out unedited versions for their fans?
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