Okay, seriously...WHAT the FRAKK?!
It would appear that George Lucas is going back and tweaking the original trilogy yet AGAIN!!
For those of you who have not yet heard, George Lucas in his "infinite" wisdom has decided that it is now necessary for both the plot as well as the quality of the film that now has Darth Vader shout "No" as he's throwing Emperor Palpatine down the chasm during that scene near the end of Return of the Jedi. Why? Seriously, WHY?!?!? The act of Vader throwing his dark master down the chasm is a timeless scene that is forever ingrained within the memories of all fanboys and fangirls alike.
Because it is the ultimate depiction of good taking a steadfast stand against evil.
As such, that scene requires no extra "garnishing" or what you in order to make it better. Why? Because the scene can't get any better. Let me repeat that for those of you who didn't hear (and who knows, maybe George will actually hear me scream), THE SCENE CAN'T GET ANY BETTER!!!!
WHY does George Lucas insist on going back and fixing things that DON'T need to be fixed?! He didn't need to go back into the original trilogy and add all of the CGI crap that he added. He didn't need to go back and make it so Gweedo shot first, and don't even get me started on his swapping out Sebastian Shaw (the original ghost of Anakin Skywalker) for frakking Hayden Christensen at the end of Return of the Jedi!
The original trilogy was perfectly fine the way it was. No, I take that back. It was PERFECT the way it was! Forget fine, it was PERFECT!! It didn't need any of the stuff the Lucas added.
Here's an idea...
How about instead of going back into the movies that made him a billionaire and tweaking them, why doesn't George Lucas turn his attention to...oh, I don't know...making something NEW?! Granted, it may never be on par with something as memorable as Star Wars, but it would still be something new that would allow Star Wars a small moment of reprieve.
You don't see James Cameron going back in and tweaking the Terminator movies or Titanic or the Alien movies, do you? No, because he knows that they are memorable just as they are. He knows that they can't be improved upon because they are classics that are beloved by many.
You don't see Steven Spielberg going in and tweaking Jaws or the Indiana Jones movies, do you? No, because again, he knows they are classic and memorable just as they are. Granted, Indiana Jones: Temple of the Crystal Skull was an atrocity that should NEVER have been made, but at least Spielberg turns his attention to making other films instead of fixating on something that should be left alone.
So again...WHY does George Lucas feel the compulsive need to "fix" things that don't need to be fixed?
It honestly boggles my mind. I cannot for the life of me figure it out.
Is it me, or does he seemed bound and determined to destroy the very franchise that made him the legend that he is in the first place?
That's all I have left to say on the subject.