Someone Cooked Up An Awful George Lucas Special Edition 'Star Wars' Teaser

Ask any die-hard Star Wars fan about the last two decades of "special editions" and prequels, and they'll probably tell you the same thing: George Lucas has been ruining Star Wars for years.

This sounds counterintuitive, but it's fairly accurate. Lucas, despite his role as the architect of the beloved Star Wars universe, has been going back and fiddling with his old films for years, particularly with CGI additions to the original trilogy in the 1997 release of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, which included animations of Jabba the Hut, TIE Fighters, and other goodies — all of which looked excessive and awkward against the grittiness of the original film.

Now, some mad genius has imagined what it would look like if Lucas got his grubby little hands on the brilliantly minimalist trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Source: YouTube

The number of references to the Special Edition and jabs at Lucas' campy command of CGI are myriad and hysterical. But don't fret: While Lucas does have a pretty big role in the development of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he's purely a creative consultant — so it's unlikely we'll actually see the horrific level of CGI seen in the Special Edition and prequel series.

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