Scrap the Maker? The relaunched Sci-Fi Wire (now in blog form!) has come up with nine reasons for George Lucas to retire already. Cinematical then made a poll out of it, and ‘yes, please’ is winning. Your thoughts? I honestly don’t care all that much as long as he sticks to the prequel/intertrilogy era.
- 501st: The Heart of an Empire documentary is now available on DVD.
- Fanmade: Check out this homemade Princess Leia outfit for Barbie, complete with bun hat!
- Wait, what? Obi-Wan (Guinness version) is one of Idol Chatter’s top ten Jewish movie characters. I don’t see it, but okay.
- Ballot-stuffing time: Han Solo and Boba Fett are up MTV’s Greatest Badass Search. Who to vote for? Well, only one of them exited stage left by falling down a tentacle hole, and the other one is played by the same guy as Indiana Jones. Or, Darth Vader. Your choice.
- Merchandise: The retail season of Valentine’s Day is night, so of course there are Clone Wars and Indy IV valentines.
2 Replies to “The fandom minute: Should George Lucas retire?”
I’m so far behind on things.
I think there’s yet another variation on this question: should he retire from his franchises?
I think George has enough talent to create new projects that have nothing to do with his established franchises. I thought his intent was to move away from those, anyway.
Until I was at home and watched the DVD at Christmas, I don’t thin it hit me what bugged me most about IJ&TKOTCS (except the OVERLONG TITLE, GEORGE.) Besides watching the extras and realizing he REALY SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO STEPHEN a lot more than he did, it was getting halfway through and going “Hey! This is National Treasure! With aliens!” I then back-to-backed both National Treasure movies and you know what? Crystal Skull was like National Treasure only with aliens! (There is even a joke in the latter when a character, with a logic not normally seen in these sorts of films, wonders how all these horribly complicated booby-trapped underground treasure troves could have been built by people without any modern technology and the computer whiz/sidekick deadpans “Aliens.” My parents and I immediately said “The guys from Crystal Skull had a fire sale.”) The thing is, NT doesn’t take itself seriously. Crystal Skull….
He’s ripping off moderately successful Disney/Bruckheimer popcorn-flick Nicholas Cage vehicles. At the very least it’s time for a long vacation.
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