I’ve had to restrain myself in the comments sections lately on Facebook and whatever other articles I read about the SEs vs the original cuts because some people just seem hell bent on opposing causes like restoring the OT and allowing both versions to coexist without any real merit other than to make it look like we are overreacting. I’ve learned that arguing with these kinds of people gets you nowhere and just leads to endless back and forth bickering over the internet.
I have always had an appreciation for classic cinema since I was a child, and have always advocated for the closest approximation of any film’s original release version to be available on the market, so I understand that not everyone has that same appreciation but at the same time I cannot see how anyone can argue against it other than just to kiss George’s ass. If something doesn’t phase me or I am indifferent to it, I wouldn’t go out of my way to push my views on the matter down someone else’s throat, which is why it baffles me that people go out of their way to hackle people like us online for advocating and pushing for an official release of the unaltered original trilogy.
It is completely ridiculous at this point in time that practically any other film which has ever received this kind of a large scale revisionist treatment is allowed to co-exist with multiple other versions being available on the market in the same quality at the same time, but somehow no matter what Star Wars is always the exception to that rule, and people constantly go out of their way online to try and tell us how it is somehow acceptable just because it is their personal belief that the SEs are better.