Words to Sith By…

“George Lucas is now not so much a director as chief executive-cum-potentate in charge of a vastly profitable franchise empire in which striking back is not an option. And within this empire’s boundaries, Lucas is so mind-bogglingly powerful that none of his lieutenants dares tell him the truth: that yet another Something of the Something title, after Attack of the Clones and Return of the Jedi, is pretty annoying.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

Read the full dirge and hear one of many final nails in the Star Wars’ coffin here.


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  1. As an actor Christensen must show the terrible embryo of future wickedness within himself. And how does he do this? By tilting his head down, looking up through lowered brows and giving the unmistakable impression that he is very, very cross. If Princess Diana had gone to the Dark Side, she would have looked a lot like this.

    Ouch. If this film wasn’t the final blow to one of the formative influences of my childhood imagination, it would be funny. As it is, it’s just frustrating.

  2. I couldn’t agree more, Jonathan… there is something ver, very depressing about the lack of vision and focus from Lucas in these last 3 films.

    My question – how could the last 3 films be done differently (beyond the erasure of Jar Jar from our collective memories…)? My first thought – cut the budget by 50 million and forgo the CGI by 60% of the film time. We want to know the people…not merely the context within which they dwell.

  3. Jar Jar really took the cake. While walking out of the theater I felt like I had just sat through a commercial whose target audience was thirteen year-old boys. But perhaps that’s what it was.

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