Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Han shot first

Han shot first. Even though Greedo had his blaster out and aimed directly at Han the whole time, Han managed to shoot him before Greedo could even get off a single shot. That is unless you watch the ‘revisionist’ version where Greedo does shoot first, missing Han by about a meter (hardly likely when you think about it). I don’t know why George Lucas felt that he had to resort to revisionism by digitally altering the scene so that Han is a kinder and gentler kind of space pirate (or ‘scoundrel’). This is just wrong. The fact is that Han played Greedo like a fish; lulled him into a false sense of security, then blasted him without mercy. Bye-bye Greedo.

I don’t think we should feel sorry for Greedo either. The guy was probably not one of your good guys and a careful viewing of the scene leaves one with the impression that Greedo was all set, and in fact was looking forward to stealing the money that Han was going to pay back Jabba the Hutt with, then killing Han and trying to steal his ship, the Millenium Falcon. Now there’s a bad-guy. So yeah, Han shot first and that is the way that we should remember it.

Anyway… Humouroceros

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