Die-hard fans of the famous Star Wars trilogy have made their bets on how George Lucas apparently broke their spirits, and literally, destroyed the Star Wars franchise. They claim that he dismantled the essence of the franchise with unnecessary additions on screen and irrelevant facts that should not have been added into “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”
Despite their disappointment, dedicated fans of the franchise, with the help of video editors, made their own version of a Despecialized Edition of Stars Wars which the fans have been yearning to see onscreen for the last 20 years. Furthermore, fans are also yearning to know what J.J. Abrams, the director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” will bring to the table now that it’s his job to uphold the true essence of the sci-fi trilogy. Will he be able to gain the respect of the Star Wars devotees?
As reported by Lifehacker, George Lucas was claimed to have destroyed the Star Wars franchise ever since 1997 with “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” From creating Jabba the Hutt, incorporating an unpleasant musical number in the said episode, to showing that Greedo shot first which opposed to that of the original depictions, Lucas lost the sweet tooth of Star Wars devotees.
However, a user in originaltrilogy.com named Harmy, made a recreation of the original movie franchise and unaltered the trilogy. The user named it as the “Despecialized Edition” of the Star Wars version which was claimed to be what the die-hard fans have been yearning to see a glimpse of for nearly 20 years.
The said Despecialized Edition was referred to as a “fan preservation” of the original Star Wars trilogy which was considered a new version of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” This new version also recreated the new version of “A New Hope.” Known as an unofficial community project, die-hard fans may be able to get a copy unofficially through TehPARAFOX.com.
Other than the new depictions of former episodes of Star Wars, the much anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” considered as the most anticipated movie of this year, will release on screens this coming December 18, 2015. Prior to its official release, Hollywood Reporter revealed that the premiere will occur in The Hollywood and Highland parking garage. Not only that: it’s currently packed with security.
It was reported that Walt Disney is going above and beyond to afford Star Wars fans the security they would need come Monday’s premiere. Hollywood Blvd. has restricted access from Highland Ave. to La Brea Ave. and that of El Capital theater which now has heavy metal dividers surrounding it.
In fact, a security detail stated, “There is no crossing the street. You have to go all the way around.” Truly, Star Wars fans are expected to swarm at the venue. That’s how big this production is that it even afforded a Despecialized Edition of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” Will the latest episode afford more dissatisfied Star Wars devotees for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as well?