George Lucas has decided not to make any further Star Wars films. In an interview, he whined:
“Why would I make any more,” Lucas says of the “Star Wars” movies, “when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”
“On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie,” Lucas says, referring to fans who, like the dreaded studios, have done their own forcible re-edits. “I’m saying: ‘Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.’ ” [New York Times]
Just recently, I saw “The Phantom Menace” for the first time. As I sat through the ponderous, impenetrable mix of naive government drama (they can’t take over unless the Queen personally signs a paper! Have they never heard of the auto pen?) and interminable action (they spent what seems like hours on a pod race, but a trip through the core of a planet happened off screen?), I can only say, in response to Lucas’ retirement from the series, thank goodness. And I am not one of the Star Wars fans.
I present to you the above video of the XBox Kinect Star Wars video game, which one can only assume was approved by the man with his name on it. Is this the way he wants it?