In today’s post, I promise you Star Wars! I promise you smack talk about members of Congress! And most of all, I promise you a discussion the newest word in the dictionary, selfie.
Some items don’t need to be made. As I touched on in the Spider-Man pogo stick post, I understand why a brand is paired with a product (to make money), but it doesn’t have to be done badly. Like this Darth Vader Alarm Clock. This is crap.
So why does it suck so bad? Because it barely does anything! Read the rest of this entry
I find that the special edition of Episode VI goes back and forth – some changes I like, some changes I don’t. I don’t like that they changed the song in Jabba’s Palace and brought it to the forefront of the scene – in the original, the song seemed like something that was happening in the background. On the other hand, I did like the edition of the monster in the Sarlac pit – I prefer something there instead of nothing, or rather, a big hole in the ground that burps. Of course, after this Special Edition, we got yet another change where Sebastian Shaw is replaced with Hayden Christensen in the finale ghost scene, which makes sense because… no, I don’t know why that makes sense. But I did like seeing victory over the Empire all over galaxy, particularly when they pull down the statue. Anyway, I can go either way on Jedi, so I leave it up to ya’ll.
I find this one to be the least offensive of the special editions. Hell, I think I’d go so far as to say that I like the I like that we get to see the monster in the cave on Hoth, and I like that they made Cloud City look like a city instead of some place where nobody lives or works. They didn’t change much – I think this (like the entire series) is where they got the special edition right. On the other hand, that part where they show Darth Vader going back to his Super Star Destroyer seems awkward – that line, “Tell them to prepare for my arrive” or whatever the hell he says doesn’t really sound like James Earl Jones. I also think that in every single version of the Empire Strikes Back, you hear Luke’s lightsaber close down in the cave on Hoth before you actually see it, but maybe I’m just imagining things.
Anyway, Empire rocks, and for the most part, I think the Special Edition modifications are helpful rather than hurtful.
Of the three Special Editions, I’d say Episode IV is the one where they went the most amok. The new stuff just feels like filler, especially the Mos Eisley bumps. I’m fine with the added Jabba the Hutt scene, even if it looks like crap – although admittedly the DVD version looks way better than it did in its theatrical release (I haven’t seen the Blu Ray version yet). I’ve already talked about the Han Shot First thing (as has everyone on earth), so I’ll let that lie. The only welcome changes were the extra ships in the climactic battle scene, and they didn’t exactly thrill me, but they certainly didn’t bother me. I say stick to the original.
The Brian Lehrer Show has come up with a way to make a game out of how cold it is here in the greater New York City area with the hash tag #ItsSoColdThat. Here is my contribution:
— CreativeJamie.com (@CreativeJamieDC) January 25, 2013
I hope everybody had a great Christmas – I sure did, as you will see. Whoever said it is better to give than to receive didn’t get these nerdy Christmas gifts that prove once and for all that some people just get me. Here’s what I got in no particular order: