Monday Movie Review: Star Wars: The Special Edition

by Brandon

There’s a lot of controversy regarding George Lucas’ special edition of Star Wars, so I figure it’s time for me to weigh in and give my review of the movie.

Wait.

George Lucas’ special edition?

Is that right? The apostrophe just looks weird to me. Should there be another S on the end?

George Lucas’s special edition?

See, that doesn’t really look right either. Having an S then an apostrophe then another S? It just looks all crowded.

Okay, hang tight. I’m gonna go check some grammar sites right fast.

Here, while you wait, you can watch the trailer for Day Soldiers…

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VAMPIRES! WEREWOLVES! THE APOCALYPSE! ADVENTURE! SUSPENSE! HUMOR! GREAT CHARACTERS! GREAT DIALOGUE! YOU’LL LOVE DAY SOLDIERS AND BY BUYING IT, YOU’LL KEEP ME FED! CLICK HERE TO GET A COPY TODAY!
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Okay, I’m back. Now…

On with the review of the Star Wars Special Edition!

I checked some websites and as far as I can tell, both Lucas’ and Lucas’s are correct. Still, neither of them look right to me. I mean, if I base the spelling purely on how it’s pronounced, it clearly should be Lucas’s. When I say the word out loud, I definitely pronounce the second S. But it really doesn’t look right to me.

It’s like when you say a word over and over until the actual word doesn’t sound like a word anymore. Ironically, that works best with the word “word.”

Word.

Word.

Werd.

Werrrrrd.

Worrrrrrd.

Wordie wowo.

See?

Okay, it’s decided. I’m going to say “George Lucas’s special edition.”

I’m a writer, so obviously I love words and the English language, but sometimes it’s just inconsistent and frustrating.

Okay, back to Star Wars!

You know, the Hutt language in Star Wars isn’t much better. Take “bantha poodoo,” for instance. Sometimes, when they say “poodoo,” it obviously means “fodder.” When Jabba tells Han he’s “Bantha poodoo,” the subtitle even says “fodder.” But other times, it seems to be a synonym for “crap.” In Episode One, when Sebulba loses the pod race, he screams, “POODOO!” Clearly, he’s cursing.

Oh well. Whatcha gonna do. Language is a bizarre thing. It’s really a wonder we can communicate at all, especially with all the LOLs, ROFLs, AFAIKs, and UTFLMTLKSBSs that came along with the internet age.

Okay! So back to my review of the Star Wars special edition!

Greedo shooting first was stupid but the rest was okay, I suppose.

Thanks!

–Brandon

 

 


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{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Charles Fontaine March 25, 2013 at 9:08 AM

As a grammar Nazi and a person who unfortunately has suffered from the oddity of having an S on the end of his name I can tell you two things….

Charles’ is correct. Charles’s is not.

Also, the addition of Jabba in ‘A New Hope’ was lame.

That is all.

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