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LucasFilm needs to fix the CG in the Special Editions

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Admiral Petty, Sep 1, 2016.

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Would you like to see the CGI updated in the Special Editions?

  1. Of course, any improvements are a good thing

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  2. Nah, leave them as a time capsule for future fans to cringe at too, and share our pain

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  3. Who cares, I refuse to watch the Special Editions in any form

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    I wish he had done more films. Alas . . . he sold the whole shebang to Disney.
     
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    Still waiting on those "experimental films" he's been talking about for the last 30 years. Or are those just for his own private viewing pleasure? Doesn't want to deal with an ungrateful fanbase anymore?
     
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    While Lucas did get more gruff than deserved, I always LOATHED his line of thinking about fans and such.
    He's a very unsympathetic character to me.

    He's a shrewed business man who made billions off of people who loved his first three movies and despite how polarizing the next three are they made him billions more.

    Not everyone liked it. Yes they blame you (you gave yourself autonomous control, there's no one else to blame Georgie) and while some did take it too far, he always made it seem like he was owed some sort of indifference or being above the criticism.

    People paid for a service you provided. They were not satisfied. They voiced an opinion. You still made billions. Shut the hell up and get over yourself.

    Mini-rant over.

    Yes they should update the CGI in the SE movies if we HAVE to have them....
     
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    Lucas is (or was) ambitious and sometimes his ambitious plans were too grand to be fulfilled. Just like his Episodes VII to XII, I guess we won't see any of his other projects, especially after the poor reception of other fims he was involved in, like Strange Magic or Red Tails.
     
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    How did I know that after being gone from the forums for a few weeks that I would return to find you implying yet again that any criticisms of George's decisions are some how Lucas-bashing or something like that...

    I will state again, as I have before. I genuinely like George Lucas. He seems like a great guy who loves his kids, treats his employees well and who cares about his community. He just seems like a great all around guy in my opinion. That's before considering how massively influential his work has been to cinema in multiple areas.

    That being said, even great people make decisions that warrant criticism. Pointing out how badly some of the CGI effects have aged in the Special Editions is not an attack on George Lucas himself. The fact that that even needs to be said is silly.
     
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    He said they're only for him and his friends. Just pet projects he does for fun.
     
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    he has every right to make them for himself and not for thef ans though...the fans come for what he does, mot what he does for them
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    well those would and shluld have been released...EPIC was one of those actually
     
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    Sure but then he also has to be a grown up and not act like a pouty child and run home with the ball when fans don't like it to his satisfaction...or he makes more fan serviced movies.

    Rarely do you get both.
     
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    well he sold because he was tired of the backlash. As much as he's doing it for himself, Disney had been pursuing him since pretty much ROTS and after (im assuming) the last bit of backlash went over the line, he said "Screwit" and just decided tor retire..of course money had a lot to do with it but he wouldnt have left his "baby" "just because"
     
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    The key difference is that the fans have been harassing him for them close to 20 years. Now normally, he probably wouldn't have had much of a problem with them, but plenty of Star Wars fans take it too far. That's why I think he got really fed up.
     
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    Sure. But he started well before the backlash.

    Well he was always a shrewd businessman, let's not go too far past how important that Disney money was.
     
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    Didn't he donated a good deal of that to charity?


    Before Lucasfilm can "fix the CGI" in the Special Edition films, they need to take a good long look at their own current output. I believe that the lack of originality and obsession with the Original Trilogy might become a serious problem.
     
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    Maybe. But that doesn't negate anything I said.

    Lol. Of course you think that.
    You also want everyone who dislikes the PT to be offed.
     
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    It's not a "maybe" you know. It's an actual fact that he donated all of that money (3.5 billion wasn't it?) to education-based charity. That is not a figure to be sniffed at or dismissed with a "maybe".
     
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    Other than the editing, the CG are the worst part. Jabba was just fine as a fat dude in a bear skin. Remember that.
     
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    Although there is a lot I don't like about the Special Edition's, I would be for them updating the CGI scenes Lucas added. CGI can look amazing when a film is released but can look dated quickly with the fast paced advances digital technology.
     
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    I think this is the correct attitude for any artist. I think an artist should create for himself or herself before presenting said work to the public. If they like it . . . fine. If they don't like it . . . fine. The only ones in the entertainment business who believe in shaping a work of art (or product) for the public are probably producers or studio heads who are more concerned about profit.
     
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