And as you admit here, you support anything GL does. That's simply dogmatic and blind to reason. We're not people who dislike Star Wars. We're just honest people who aren't afraid of critiquing poor decisions.
We have no reason to defend or support anything GL does. Only those who wish to maintain an income at LFL do.
Why do some of you wine and complain every time GL makes a change to the films? He has a right to change his films sure some of them are not good you can't please everyone. Sure not everyone is not going to like the changes but it the changes don't take away my enjoyment of the films.
You must understand the context. George Lucas refuses to rerelease quality versions the actual movies released to the public in 1977, 1980, and 1983. And then tells us whatever changes he makes constitute the real and only versions (at least twice now) and that we all need to accept it. So it's not just complaining about changes we happen not to like. It's the revision of cinematic history and arrogance toward those who loved what he gave us in 1977, 1980, and 1983.
If he were to release the originals, our complaints about the silly, unnecessary, and poorly done changes will fall way into the background. Many of us like some of the changes he made. I like the Wampa in ESB. But the debate is not primarily about liking or not liking the changes. That's merely a symptom of the real problem: not releasing the actual movies he made.
Why we do we complain when he makes yet another change? Because he's poking his finger in our eyes, twisting a film further and further from what it was. And if we truly do hate the change (ie "Noooo!") to a beloved movie...all we get from GL is 'too bad.' Would be a totally different story if GL said, "okay then go watch the high quality theatrical release also included on the blue discs I made with lasers."
Please don't tell me this change is better (please watch it, fun to see the clips back to back). It's truly absurd.
I don't care that GL has a right to change his films. He has a right to burn the negatives of all 6 films and never release them again. I'm not contesting that. GL can do a lot of things.
We are beseeching him to release the movies he made in 1977, 1980, and 1983. We're collectively willing to pay him millions of dollars for it. While his various edits of those movies are interesting and even enjoyable to some, don't pretend that they are the movies he originally made and released to the public.
If I were to go under my mother's bed and take out that drawing I made for her when I was 5, telling her I'm sorry she enjoyed an incomplete piece of work and proceeded to alter it and that it was now the proper version I had always intended it to be, I hope she would look at me like I'm nuts. You might look at it and think it's now quite brilliant (thank you) but its originally charm and appreciation will be undermined.
Similarly Star Wars has an original charm that is hurt with each revision.
You can like it all you want, but it is not the movie that GL made and released to the public.