The plot twist wasn't that great for starters, secondly all SW fabs knew who he was, thirdly it made him a rather superficial character until the plot twist and after that he was just a one dimensional gurgling evil dude.
Of all things the NOOOOOO, and any of the other changes didn't bug me. They were not necessary, but I think the pros out weigh the cons with this set
I didn't like R2's CGI parts in rotj, that could have done a lot better
Mostly it was nit picky technical stuff that got my hard on, or hard off.
There some seriously distracting stuff in 2004 dvd's that I'm glad was taken care of. I can watch death star escape now with shuddering at the tie fighter fighter boxes, Luke and vader's sabers in rotj look better.
Though like most people: I'm pretty upset that they didn't upgrade Luke's anh lightsaber training scene. It will be fixed for the 3D release, just watch.
Right now I'm finally chilling back and watching all of the extras. I watched some but not all. Now I'm watching all of them.
I think the whole Lucas film archives thing is a cool idea, and it's pretty entertaining to see the models and costumes. Even though whatever camera they used to shoot the beauty shots had two dead pixels.
At any rate you see how much work was put into these films, which helps suppress my own nerdy nitpicks because you just accept the films for what they are.
Sure they could probably look better and sound better, but I'm glad I bought it.
When I'm done watching the extras I have another treat to look forward too. I just bought the Godfather trilogy on blu ray. I've never seen them, but I'm looking forward to it.
I did cherish it. I really enjoyed it, all 3 of them.
Unfortunately I have to agree with the masses that part 3 was weakest. However I'm glad the series had a conclusion, and I liked how it was the culmination from Michael's actions in his life and how it ended up destroying everything around him, even when he was looking for forgiveness.
Just wish Robert Duvall's character was in it
Unlike some film franchises that get resurrected after many years like Terminator, and they try to continue it, shit happens, and then it gets left in Limbo.
Duvall refused to join the old team. Unfortunately...
Yes, it's very much a weaker episodes. It does have a few memorable elements though. Andy Garcia in a great role. Pacino's lovely line: When I thought I was out, they pull me back in. And his death at the end... subtle and tragic.
But GFII is still my favourite, what a great film that is. (Yes GFI is a cinematic highpoint, but to be able to top that with GFII - outstanding).
I would say
ESB- great story, character development and dramatic
ROTJ- good action, and the redemption of Vader is epic
ROTS- key storyline, well executed fights, shows the fall of Anakin
ANH- good introduction to the universe, fun characters
TPM- good pod race, good duel with Maul
AOTC- the first half is a mess, then the final 45 minutes turns into Apocalypse Now in space. Great war scenes but tough to get through the first 1 1/2 hour to the battle.