We have a feeling the fans DON'T want to hear this!
In light of all hate he's been receiving for releasing an altered version of Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace in theaters, George Lucas has decided to speak out against the haters!
"Changes are not unusual — I mean, most movies when they release them they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it’s the end of the world. That whole issue between filmmakers and the studios with the studios being able to change things without even letting the director of the movie know…I’m very much involved in that [so that’s not happening here]."
"…My job is to try to make the best possible movie it can be — and the current version is the Blu-ray version. That’s the one that’s been made into 3D. But it’s just a conversion. We haven’t made any changes other than the 3D."
And here's George on hate he's received from fans for changing other Star Wars movies:
"…It’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie…"
"…Star Wars, there’s basically one version — it just keeps getting improved a little bit as we move forward…All art is technology and it improves every year. Whether it’s on the stage or in music or in painting, there are technological answers that happen, and because movies are so technological, the advances become more obvious."
He makes valid points, but once again - we REALLY don't think the hardcore Star Wars fans out there want to hear it!
Ah well. They may moan and complain, but we have a feeling they'll all continue going to see these new versions of the Star Wars movies anyway!
What do U think? Are U pissed at George Lucas for messing with Phantom Menace???
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