On Recent DVD Menus

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I’m starting to realize that the titles of Star Wars DVD chapters are becoming ridiculous. Take Episode III for instance — you know the scene where Anakin (SPOILER ALERT!) burns in the lava and is surgically transformed into Darth Vader?

That chapter is called “Immolation.”

Okay, that’s not only super pretentious, but also confusing and unnecessary.

If one is going to call the chapter “Immolation,” one should really call the chapter “Immolation Followed By Surgical Transformation Wherein Man Becomes Machine.”

Can we truncate a bit, Lucas? Why not just call it “Hemut Goes On!”?

What about “Anakin is Now Darth!”

“Robots Build Anakin into Darth!”

“Holy shit! This one’s the scene! Click this one!”

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I’m starting to realize that the titles of Star Wars DVD chapters are becoming ridiculous. Take Episode III for instance — you know the scene where Anakin (SPOILER ALERT!) burns in the lava and is surgically transformed into Darth Vader?

That chapter is called “Immolation.”

Okay, that’s not only super pretentious, but also confusing and unnecessary.

If one is going to call the chapter “Immolation,” one should really call the chapter “Immolation Followed By Surgical Transformation Wherein Man Becomes Machine.”

Can we truncate a bit, Lucas? Why not just call it “Hemut Goes On!”?

What about “Anakin is Now Darth!”

“Robots Build Anakin into Darth!”

“Holy shit! This one’s the scene! Click this one!”

After 20 years of waiting to see Anakin’s immolation scene on DVD, fans now have to deal with the fact that Lucas is not only overly obvious with script and film — he loves taking a literal bend on his menu titles.

200px-Vader's_helmet_internal.jpg

I’m starting to realize that the titles of Star Wars DVD chapters are becoming ridiculous. Take Episode III for instance — you know the scene where Anakin (SPOILER ALERT!) burns in the lava and is surgically transformed into Darth Vader?

That chapter is called “Immolation.”

Okay, that’s not only super pretentious, but also confusing and unnecessary.

If one is going to call the chapter “Immolation,” one should call the chapter “Immolation Followed By Surgical Transformation Wherein Man Becomes Machine.”

Can we truncate a bit, Lucas? Why not just call it “Hemut Goes On!”?

What about “Anakin is Now Darth!”

“Robots Build Anakin into Darth!”

“Holy shit! This one’s the scene! Click this one!”

After 20 years of waiting to see Anakin’s immolation scene on DVD, fans now have to deal with the fact that Lucas is not only overly obvious with script and film — he loves taking a literal bend on his menu titles.

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