Top Ten Scenes George Lucas Should Improve On

A long time ago in a galaxy far away…

George Lucas created a movie trilogy known as “The Star Wars Trilogy”. But that was over 30 years ago, and since then, he’s improved on them greatly, and completed the saga by creating the prequel stories which fill in all the details of the back story that fans were dying to know!!

News broke this week that Lucas, the auteur that he is, has revisited his original movies yet again with another round of improvements! Which got me thinking – because he’s obviously NEVER going to stop improving them for us – where else could he improve the dialogue? Where could he add subtle touches like Darth Vader’s new “NOOOOOOO!!” cry that would enhance our original trilogy experience?

Click on to read the Top Ten scenes that Lucas should revisit next!!

#10. (Obi-Wan Kenobi voice over) “Was I any different when Qui Gon Jin taught me?”

#9 “STRICTLY for luck. COMPLETELY plutonic.”

#8 “I’m WARNING you. I WILL defend myself if I NEED to.”

#7 “Please try to understand. They wouldn’t let me date your mother!”

 #6 “I know. Somehow, I’ve always known…”

#5 “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Midi-chlorians create it, make it grow. Their energy surrounds us and binds us.”

#4 “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by tiny micro-organisms known as midi-chlorians.  Their bio-energy surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together”

#3 (Insert new Mark Hamill voice-over) “Is this all there is for me? Am I destined to live on this tiny, barren planet forever? I feel I was meant for something GREATER. God I wish I could fly through space, find adventure, find my calling… anything but being stuck here on Tatoine.”

#2 “I believe a merchant named Watto has the droids you’re looking for.”  

#1. “I love you, too.”

Well, that’s it for now. I mean, I’m SURE he’ll come up with better ones when he actually does the next round. I can’t wait!! And don’t even get me started on the CGI improvements I’m looking forward to. I mean? Forget making the Ewoks BLINK! How about adding more articulation! And now that they’re CGI’ing OUTFITS onto people like in Green Lantern, how about new costumes for everyone!

Or even better. MO-CAP. THE WHOLE THING!!

What do you guys think?? Let me hear it!!!

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Scenes George Lucas Should Improve On

  1. Dan,

    I love these but I disagree with 1. Han is rough around the edges. He’s not a romantic. he’s used to using women. Leia is his first love but hell if he knows how to be romantic. He says what he can.

    I have to agree about the midichlorians. It’s sort of how J.K. Rowling pushed the Deathly Hallows on us in the last book. Hell, if it was going to be so important, we should have know about this thru the whole series.

    #2 is spot on. I do love the “cancer sticks” line though… one of my favorites, AFTER “I know”

      • I wonder how easy it would be to actually re-edit the existing footage to match some of the original concepts. For example, originally, Leia wasn’t going to be “the other Skywalker”, Han was. Which actually fits better in some ways, though they would have had to throw out the twin angle since Ford is clearly older than Hamill. It’s an interesting thought exercise, at least.

        Now if only Lucas would leave HIS thought exercises just in his thoughts…

    • You know? The sad thing is, ten years ago I would have scoffed at that comment.

      And now I’m at least willing to cede that the Trek Franchise is heading in a better direction. No doubt about that.

      In fact, its a much more interesting debate now. But I’d still day that Trek never achieved the pinnacle that the original trilogy did in its prime.

      • I could be mistaken, but I think there are more Star Trek movies that are considered “bad” than there are Star Wars movies period.

        I’ll grant that the Trek franchise is heading up, but it’s hard for me to say that it’s headed in a better direction when the Star Wars franchise isn’t really moving any more.

      • I’d argue that the franchise is actually regressing!

        This incessant tinkering, coupled with Lucas’ stubborness over releasing the original versions, has been lowering my esteem for the series for years.

        But if we’re debating Trek vs Wars, even though I would still come down on the SW side, I couldn’t exclude the finest hours of the Trek canon by just talking movies. Star Trek was never at its best in theatres. The original series and TNG were both far far far better products on television.

        So we may be slightly comparing apples to oranges, but film series vs film series its NO contest. I would have to say we’d have to discuss universe vs universe.

      • Ah, but if you factor in television you must also include the generally-praised “Clone Wars” animated series, as well as the Trek series DS9 (which was awash in mediocrity for most of its run), Voyager, and Enterprise, the latter two of which tend to garner a reaction even more visceral than Phantom Menace.

        And factoring in Lucas’s tinkering means we’d also have to evaluate G4’s “Trek 2.0” and CBS Television Distribution’s “remastered” version of the original series with new CGI effects. Neither franchise has clean hands on that front. Since in both cases it’s possible to get the original unadulterated versions, I’d say it’s a wash on that aspect.

        You know what? Let’s just give the crown to “The Last Starfighter”.

  2. I was sure this list would include removing any scene with Jar-jar and/or Hayden Christenden in it. And definitely, Han shoots first. So on another note, “Not even Diane Keaton could ruin G1 or G2 with her walking dead performances. Agree or disagree?” Her acting is an abortion, an abotion and it must all end!

    • If I had been serious with this topic, he could take entire movies out… Lol. Three of ’em.

      As to Diane Keaton? She’s not that bad, I don’t think. But she’s not that huge a part of the flicks compared to Pacino, De Niro, Brando… All the Os. Lol. So, she’s not that great, but she’s not that bad, but the movie doesn’t hinge on her that much except as contrast (the”normal person”) to Michael.

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