There was an article I ran into today from IGN regarding the upcoming Star Wars movies that in a way made sense… but also didn’t. Here is the excerpt from the article:
“What will he bring to the franchise? Everything that was missing from the last three,” enthuses Pegg in the latest issue of Total Film. That’s what he did to Star Trek, really – invigorate it with a little bit of Star Wars magic. He switched it from science-fiction to science-fantasy.”Pegg goes on to describe Star Wars as being in a “mire,” and stresses that Abrams is the man to “pull it out.”“He’ll bring the fun back. Lucas seemed to misread what made the first ones great, and concentrate on things that people didnt really care about, or wilfully ignore the things that people cared about. Whereas J.J. will embrace them all.
Ok. Hang with me here before the flames start coming. I am going to talk about both sides of this. While a lot of Star Wars fans almost say that Episodes 1-3 should almost be struck from the record, that Jar Jar needs to be stricken from the movies, and that the whiny little brat that would soon become the most feared villain in the universe was portrayed wrong.
Now dont get me wrong. I agree with most of these statements. I did enjoy the 3 films though. Yes… the boy was annoying. Yes… I think Jar Jar should be struck down with a light saber. But who are we to say these movies should had been different?
George Lucas said he had an outline for these on a napkin. He knew in his head what he wanted to do with his movies. Note the key word in that sentence. “His”. Why should Lucas cater to us? The fan base. This was his baby. It would be like us telling someone how to raise their kids? Yeah… we might think they could do something different, but when its all said and done… our opinion doesnt matter.
Now… I wish Lucas would had listened more to the fan feedback. He started to near the end, but to promote Jar Jar to such a high level? Really? Thats how you want to get rid of him for us? But in all… it doesnt matter. Lucas wanted to make what he wanted and he did it.
Now that Disney owns Star Wars… we will get what we want. They will listen to us. With Abrams behind this next one. Were going to get that Star Wars feelings back and im excited about that. But I honestly think we have no right to tell Lucas he did it wrong. It was his brainchild. His universe. But now he has handed over the reigns and now the fans should be able to get what they want.
Personally im holding out for the ORIGINAL Episodes 4-6 without the tampering from Lucas in HD… heh