Worst Changes to the Star Wars Saga

How sad is it that it's come to the point where we are actually talking about pointless, unnecessary, heartbreaking changes made to the Star Wars movies? Here's a list of the worst things changed.

The Top Ten

1 Greedo shoots first (Episode IV)

The oldest and arguably the most controversial change ever made to the originals. Han shot first in the original scene but apparently George thought it would "look bad" if Han shot first because he's meant to be a hero. That's the point though! Han isn't necessarily a hero! He's a scoundrel and in this type of a situation he would have totally shot first!

Not to mention the high-speed twitch of Han's neck! - higgsboson2142

WHERE IS the Jedi Rocks edit


2 Darth Vader says "Noooooo!" (Episode VI)

This was was one of the most memorable moments in movie history arguably until George Lucas thought it should be changed. This scene was once again PERFECT the way it was! The way Vader was dead silent as he hoisted the Emperor up and through him into the chasm was epic! This whole scene was absolutely ruined by Lucas tampering with it and it is the reason I can't force myself to buy the Blu-Rays.

3 Putting A Gungan Cheering On Naboo (Episode VI)

Come On This Is The Worst Change Its Jar Jar (Don't Know If Its Jar Jar Or Not)

4 Adding CGI characters (Episodes IV, VII)

Why on earth would George go back and add a bunch of CGI crap? I have no idea. What he added was honestly really pointless and I question why he thought it HAD to be in the movies in the first place. The only two I'm perfectly fine with were the Dewbacks with Sandtroopers and the Landspeeder. All the rest like creatures roaming in front of the screen, bigger creatures knocking droids Jawas off of them, Jabba's singing things, and especially a Dug roaming around in Jabba's palace were pointless.

5 Luke's scream (Episode V)

Cringe worthy. Just plain cringe worthy.

This would be much higher if it was kept in the movie, but thankfully George came to his senses in the next Special Edition. Seriously, why was this ever even put in?! It's not even Mark Hammil screaming! It's literally the Emperor's scream as he falls to his death in Episode VI! So not only was this once again ruining the moment, but it was an absolutely reused sound! Thank goodness this was taken out!

6 Obi-Wan Kenobi's Krayt Dragon Call (Episode IV)

This scene has probably had the most changes to it. The first one I ever heard was the one that sounded like a siren and at the time, I thought it was fine. However, after hearing the original, I liked it much more. Don't even get me started on the Blu-Ray version.

7 Jabba the Hutt's scene (Episode IV)

This is a scene I can live with, but still worth discussing. The reasons it's dumb is #1 Han uses some of the exact same dialogue in this scene that he uses with Greedo in a scene prior, #2 we all loved the mystery/anticipation of finding out who Jabba was in Episode VI and by seeing him in Episode IV already ruins it, and #3 Jabba in CGI makes no sense to me when he's a live-action puppet two movies later. This scene wasn't originally in the movie and I prefer it stay that way.

8 Adding CGI rocks in front of R2-D2 (Episode IV)

Pointless, useless and impossible

This may have been the most pointless change of all. Seriously, how did George Lucas expect R2 to even fit behind all the rocks he added? To top that off, in the next shot after R2 comes out of his hiding spot, the CGI rocks are gone! This scene was perfectly fine the way it was.

Extremely pointless and how did R2 get out of there?

9 "Jedi Rocks!" Musical number (Episode VI)

It is looking weird with baby talk

10 Replacing the original Darth Vader ghost with the Hayden Christensen version (Episode VI)

I actuallyyy like this change. The only downside I see is the original actor being kicked out of the film, save for Darth Vader's unmasking scene. But if a young child were to watch the films in chronological order, not knowing ANYTHING about the series, they'd see Anakin as the chosen hero, and watch him unexpectedly turn to the dark side. Then in Episode 6 Anakin comes back and they see their original hero at peace again! Just my thoughts on it! - higgsboson2142

This is the worst change. Worse than Darth Vader's no... NOOOUUUGHH!

The Contenders

11 Changing dialogue (Episodes IV-VI)

There are many examples of where this has happened such as when Luke helps R2-D2 up on Dagobah, Yoda first speaking to Luke (which was completely taken out on the Blu-Ray), Vader as he leaves Bespin, and C-3PO as the Millennium Falcon goes through the asteroid field. Some of these I had no problems with but some I did. Again, I ask myself, why was this necessary?

12 Changing Boba Fett's voice (Episode VI)
13 Lightsaber colors (Episodes IV-VI)

When trying to fix the coloring of the lightsabers in certain scenes, it looked absolutely awful in others. The best example of this is in Episode IV when Luke is training on board the Millennium Falcon or when Luke and Vader clash in Episode VI. However, it was finally all fixed on the Blu-Rays.

14 Giving the Sarlacc a Beak (Episode VI)

The sarlacc was fine the way it was!

15 Blinking Ewoks (Episode VI)

This wasn't absolutely terrible, but still worth noting. I know it was kind of necessary to have the Ewoks blink, but at the same time, it looks really awkward. I would've been fine if George just left it the way it was, but this is at least something I think we can all roll with for once.

16 Alden as Han Solo (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

This guy is not the Han Solo we went. Why not use Harrison Ford with CGI?

17 Adding more Stormtroopers to the scene where Han Solo runs screaming into a group of them (Episode VI)
18 Showing the entire Wampa (Episode V)
19 Luke's characteristics are wrong and different (Episode VIII)

Luke is one reason why the Last Jedi bombed.

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Darth Vader says "Noooooo!" (Episode VI)
2. "Jedi Rocks!" Musical number (Episode VI)
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi's Krayt Dragon Call (Episode IV)
1. "Jedi Rocks!" Musical number (Episode VI)
2. Obi-Wan Kenobi's Krayt Dragon Call (Episode IV)
3. Jabba the Hutt's scene (Episode IV)
1. Greedo shoots first (Episode IV)
2. Darth Vader says "Noooooo!" (Episode VI)
3. Adding CGI rocks in front of R2-D2 (Episode IV)

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