Nitpicking A New Hope from 1:26:43 to 1:33:25
Going to see The Force Awakens tonight - I guess after that, you can start going spoiler-crazy on social media, I know you've been waiting for my signal - but let's get back to the movie that started it all, or at least the echo of that movie, tweaked until it died in convulsions on the bathroom floor. Where were we? Ah yes, two comedy Stormtroopers bewitched by Obi-Wan's cantrips.
Dead Bothan Spies again. Don't worry about it. That one Trooper did manage to get out of the Death Star in time though. Because spoilers CAN be useful. Cut back to Han, Luke, Leia and Chewie nearing the docking bay, and another one of those Special Edition changes no one really likes. It tweaks one of Han Solo's funnest scenes from Ep.IV, where he scares away a whole patrol by screaming his head off and chasing them around a corner (though really, it might be the Wookie that's just behind him), only for them to turn the tables on him. Now, it was a little silly, seeing as normal Trooper behavior when they come across someone is to start shooting and hope they don't suffer as much attrition as their opponents. After all, they're armored (yeah, I know, that armor is impervious to absolutely nothing). As it originally played, it's not that Han turns the corner and there's a whole new group of Stormtroopers, but simply that the ones he was chasing got their bearings and just turned around. And so, impetus for George to make the scene more logical: