Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Manchester, UK.
I would if I thought they looked shit. Which they do, and if he wants to use new technology to remake them to a better standard, fair be it to him.
Its like rebuilding the Pyramids - if you knock down the originals, then shit, there's an outcry.
Build them to be an exact copy in Las Vegas, downtown Cairo, or Shanghai, then there's no issue.
If it lacks the same je ne sais quoi that people hold the originals in, then you don't have to watch it. For other more progressive thinkers, such as myself, who'd actually like to see, not if they can be improved on, but if they can be done justice by, then excellent.
Its an action movie, with a soppy romantic boring incest ridden love triangle subplot to a childish fantasy story with space yeti's, laser swords and blast guns that make pew-pew noises.
There is no other background to the movie than that expanded upon in the prequel.
In the same manner that 40K was better before Horus Heresy series (IMHO), Lucas fucked up what little secrecy and intrigue there was to the Rebels, and why they were rebels, and the atypical empires (at the time of filming, seen as the *good guys* - British, Egyptian and Roman are all portrayed as heroic, usually, with the rare anti-hero - your Boston Tea Party's and your Spartacus, for example) actually being portrayed as evil.
Now - its power hungry+money grabbing chancellor+trade commitee, destroys peace keeping force and for greed destroys the galaxy. Boring.
Hence, Episode 1 I declare as the best movie to date. Good actors, good storyline with little relation to characters or existing storyline other than cameo's, a racial stereotype for cheap laughs, giant mutant submarine eating alien fish and the technology capabilty to make it appear as if we were watching it as if we were there.
I'd love for Lord of the Rings to be remade - even now, so soon after creation, some special effects are so obviously post production that it could really do with some TLC to fix it up. Or imagine how much better Harry Poter would be with todays technology instead of that sock puppet snake from Year 2?
Remake the movie shot for shot, that's what I'm asking.
All I can hope is that they remake the movie, but with better actors, a fit Princess Leia, and just do the story justice through better camera techniques, voice acting, and CGI. Hell, an Avatar-esque creation, if he can afford that much.
It's not a black and white question really, there are different shades of anal probing,
a rectum spectrum, if you will