Changing the focus some
People have seen the HUGE jabba's door scene i guess. I am assuming that it changed the inside of the Palace hallway where the Gam Guards are. anyone know anything on this?
Can you elaborate? Is it the exterior shot as C-3PO and R2 approach the door, or is it in the passage just past the door?
I just don't get why certain things are changed and some are not.
CGI Yoda in TPM and updating some of the battle sequences...totally get that and I'm glad he made those changes.
Agreed. The Yoda puppet in TPM had this weird brow ridge / eye orbital that made Yoda look VERY different from the TESB puppet. When they went to the CGI Yoda for AOTC the difference was really remarkable, and the difference from TPM to AOTC was a pretty big continuity gap. So in this instance the change works.
Greedo shooting at all, Vader saying "Noooooooooo!", and Luke saying "You were lucky to get out of there!", instead of "You're lucky you don't taste very good!" are just pointless changes to scenes that were perfect when originally filmed.
I think a the whole "Han shoots first" thing has been played out ad nauseum. It's something that defines his character.
As for the Vader "No. NOOOOO!!!" addition? It comes across kind of strangely on first viewing. Especially if you've been watching ROTJ on a regular basis since 1983. But there is a flipside to this story. The novelization of ROTJ indicates that there is more strife between Vader and the Emporer than the movie lets on. And the final cut of the movie doesn't indicate it as well as it might, since the scene with Vader, Moff Jerjerrod and the Royal Guards was cut.
So what did we get in the theatrical cut of ROTJ? One scene where the Emporer tells Vader that he was to have stayed on the command ship. And then Vader looks on as the Emporer is using his Force lightning on Luke. The Vader mask doesn't allow the viewer to see any kind of inner conflict with Vader. This is where the additional dialogue comes in. The whole "No. NOOOOO!!!" thing expresses Vader's conflict, and harkens back to Lucas's use of recurring themes. It doesn't feel right at first viewing, but it makes things work a little better from a story standpoint.
Other things like Luke's lightsaber being green on the Falcon or the bridge sequence where Leia's shooting sounds more like a .357 magnum than a stormtrooper rifle wreaks of poor quality control at ILM and should not be tolerated. Did anyone involved in the project even look at the movie when they were finished?
The gunshot sound effect from ANH has bothered me, too. That's a sound editing thing, not ILM. But the green saber from the Falcon's hold is their fault. That should have been done a lot better than it was when the DVD's were released.