I’m Sorry Star Wars Fans…

31 Oct

So I think the entire world is aware that Disney bought LucasFilm Ltd. for a jaw dropping $4 billion dollars in cash and stock. In the deal, Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars and Indiana Jones. As if this wasn’t bad enough, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger announced that another Star Wars movie is planned for 2015 and that Disney hopes to make a new Star Wars movie every two to three years.

George Lucas issued a statement saying “It‘s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.” Lucas will be creative consultant on the new films.

Star Wars fans, I understand your pain. When Disney bought Marvel I died a little inside. Disney holds nothing sacred and will rape and pillage Star Wars for all it’s worth…but that being said, can you really say that George Lucas is as creative as he once was? Did you actually enjoy the “new” Star Wars movies or were you buying into the hype? Did anyone actually like the last Indiana Jones movie?

We have to face that Lucas lost his touch, saw dollars signs and sold his creations without considering his fans. I know we’re hearing a lot of…”but we want to bring Star Wars to a new generation…blah blah blah.” The truth is Lucas wants to add a few billion more to his bank account and doesn’t care about keeping control of his stories and characters, but I guess if I owned Jar Jar Binks I’d try to sell him too.

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6 Responses to “I’m Sorry Star Wars Fans…”

  1. JB October 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I gotta admit – I wasn’t totally surprised. George Lucas has been making it clear for years that he’s a greedy prick who couldn’t give two shits about his fans. I actually think Disney will do a better job than Lucas with the Star Wars brand… that’s just not saying much. I am shocked by headlines that say Star Wars fans will be thrilled… because there’s another movie coming? Are you kidding me?! They should have left the series alone entirely. And that’s the most annoying part – Lucas doesn’t need the money. He could have kept the rights and ensured no more movies were made. That at least the embarrassment would have died with Revenge of the Sith.

    P.S. Your last line is awesome.

  2. Inadsnsfa November 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    No way. This is best route for Star Wars to take, I couldn’t be happier! This is the best way to have an epic to continue to span many more generations. Do you really think that Lucas did it for money? The dude is like nearly 70 and is going to die in like 30 years. He doesn’t have the time to spend all that money he has made in his career. He is an artist that doesn;t care about his fans and wants to refine his masterpiece by using all the new and wonderful movie making techniques out there.

    Disney is simply a vehicle to keep the Force alive in the hearts and minds of next many generations. And how is Disney going to do that? Try to maintain what Lucas has already done. They have the model that works and they can now grow the universe even bigger.

    Way to go George!

    BTW: He is donating the money he got from the sale to charity.

    • calmiron November 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      I saw that he was donating the majority of his earnings to his and other charities and if that pans out – good for him! Lucas has contributed to a variety of charities over the years and I’m not surprised that he’ll continue to do so.

      But just because he gives to charity, doesn’t mean Lucas cares about his fans. In multiple interviews, he’s blamed fans for crushing his spirit and constantly complaining about the prequel movies. People complained about the prequels because they felt like a joke compared to the original trilogy.

      As far as Disney, they do somethings right – who doesn’t love the Avengers? That’s not to say they don’t completely destroy other movies and careers – i.e John Carter, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp..etc.

      We’ll have to see who’s right Inadsnsfa…in a time far, far, far away…2015 to be exact.

      • Inadsnsfa November 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

        Personally, I feel sorry for him. Take away all the shine and glitter and It really comes down to George, a simple guy who wants to make his own movies and be a story teller. I can’t fault him for feeling bad when other people trash talk his work. Just imagine doing something in the world and it goes Gangnam Style. Then to something else which everyone trashes. I would feel bad. George is human after all.

        In a small way, it is our fault, we place George on such a high pedestal and it is hard for him to go any higher, or please everyone. When making those movies, he knew that the bar was raised so high, that no matter what happened, he wouldn’t meet the fans expectations.

        Also, I agree that when moving an Epic to another place is always a risk. IMHO having Disney is the least evil of all the evils out there. Else risk of having the generation that knows Star Wars die off and the next generation not receiving any inspirations from it.

        I am looking forward to your critique of Star Wars: Mickey Strikes Back! 🙂

        (BTW: loving your reviews and opinions – pls keep it up!)

      • JB November 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

        George is that you? Kidding kidding! You’re a much more forgiving/hopeful person that I, which I think is quite nice to read.

        I think the real key here will be who they choose as director. Because let’s face it – Avengers was successful because of Joss Whedon. Disney gave him full reign to create the movie he wanted to create (and I do give them credit for that). We can only hope that they go the same route here – i.e. great director for the genre and little interference from the big wigs.

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