Originally posted by: Rebel Scumb
BUT in the Special Edition, Han can't shoot Greedo and then bump into Jabba later on without jerking out his blaster and popping some rounds. It wouldn't make dramatic sense to shoot first against Greedo so that he won't be taken to Jabba, but then gleefully converse with Jabba as if nothing happened later on.
Even if thats the case, the change doesn't solve this problem, which is yet another reason why the Jabba scene should of remained on the cutting room floor (or Avid delete bin).
I agree. I'm not defending the Greedo shooting first thing at all. I'm just saying that reinstating the scene with Jabba necessitated a tweak in the Greedo scene. Realistically you're absolutely right completely, the Han/Greedo scene should've been left unchanged and the scene with Jabba left in the trash can... especially since Han speaks some of the exact same dialog to Jabba that he had just spoken to Greedo with the same phrasing and emphasised words ("Even I get boarded sometimes. You think I had a choice?!"). The fact that the CGI Jabba looked like crap only strengthens our case. Plus it doesn't really add anything to the story. Han walks into the scene owing Jabba money and afraid for his life, while Jabba walks in expecting a pay off soon. Han walks out of the scene owing Jabba money and afraid for his life., while Jabba walks out expecting a pay off soon. Nothing changes, nothing happens, it's just bad bad bad bad bad bad bad and should've been left out. These two scenes are my only gripes with ANH.