Star Wars Re-Release Comparison
The Star Wars re-release has not changed much except for a few new instances of Yoda and a tagline promising 3D action. I find it unfortunate that the graphics for the movie have not held up to the test of time, making Episode IV: A New Hope, look more visually stunning than Star Wars Episode I. Like many movies that I’ve seen in theaters, being with the fans while watching the movie was more rewarding than seeing the movie itself.
The 3D in the Star Wars re-release did, however, add some depth to the wider shots. I wasn’t expecting the 3D to be anything to write home about, but it actually improved some scenes. Though the movie itself was not shot in a 3D format but edited in post, the podracing became more interactive, the costumes became more detailed, and the shots of Naboo and other planets held a rich quality to them I hadn’t expected.
There was nothing that literally flew out of the screen into your face like the trick so many 3D movies utilize nowadays, but I did not find the Episode I re-release to be lacking because of it.
Star Wars Re-Release Plan
Initially, I thought the Star Wars Re-Release plan was simply a bid for more money, and while I still think that is a huge part of the reason it’s being re-released in 3D, I have also come to realize that Star Wars fans (myself included) would be happy to pay to see their favorite movies on the big screen again. Episode I isn’t my favorite of the prequels, so I’m looking forward to the future (it only gets better from here). Bring on Episode II and the Clone Trooper Costumes!
During Face Painting