Monday, February 07, 2011

If George Lucas can make Han Solo into a Boy Scout, he can make Jar Jar Binks a mime

From here:
If Lucas can change Han Solo's essence, then he can change it back. And if he can spend the time and money to redo copious special effects, then he can re-edit The Phantom Menace.

The Revenge of the Sith is closest to the originals in tone and quality; The Attack of the Clones (why that title? Why not "The Rise of the Emperor" or somesuch?) was fine as one continuous fight scene; but with Phantom, the only ones menaced were fans of the original trilogy. And anyone older than seven.

No plot development, no character development, Darth Maul squandered, and too much Jar Jar. If Alderaan had a choice between watching Phantom and a rendezvous with the Death Star, you know what they'd choose. Every time. Seriously, with every viewing of Menace, it's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

If Lucas can make Han Solo into a Boy Scout, he can make Jar Jar Binks a mime. And give Phantom Menace a plot.