10 More Star Wars Changes George Lucas Made That Were Completely Justified

It's time to finally admit it - the Hayden Christensen Force ghost is totally fine.

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As beloved as the Star Wars franchise might be, George Lucas will forever be a contentious figure among fans for his industrious efforts to make changes to the earlier films in the series - especially the original trilogy.

As technology has advanced and Lucas has changed his mind on certain creative aspects of the franchise, he's gone back and made countless adjustments, many of which have been received with vitriol by fans.

This is typified of course by Lucas having Greedo shoot first in the 1997 Special Edition re-release of A New Hope - a change which is near-universally reviled.

But not all of Lucas' changes are for the worse despite what some might tell you, and in fact, many of them are even totally reasonable.

Following up our prior article on the subject, here are 10 more Star Wars changes that George Lucas was absolutely right to make.

From inspired use of CGI to small refinements which make the world more internally inconsistent and, yes, that Force ghost, these 10 changes aren't worth getting worked up about because they all make total sense...

10. CGI Yoda - The Phantom Menace

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George Lucas' changes weren't just limited to the original trilogy - he's also gone back and made adjustments to the prequels on their more recent home video releases.

Case in point, The Phantom Menace's 2011 Blu-ray release saw the puppet version of Yoda replaced with a digital double.

While it's easy to appreciate why replacing the classic puppet with a CGI version would anger some fans given how egregiously - and, arguably, unnecessarily - Lucas has done this in the original trilogy, in this case it actually makes total sense.

As charming as the Yoda puppet might be in the original trilogy, it sticks out like a sore thumb amid the more obviously digital landscape of The Phantom Menace. Simply, it just doesn't look good at all.

The digital replacement actually looks terrifically detailed and makes these scenes feel more consistent with the CGI Yoda used throughout Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, so it's tough to get truly worked up about.

Digital Yoda may still be fairly divisive among fans, but this is a rare case where Lucas was absolutely right to ditch the rather janky-looking puppet.

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