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‘Retiring’ George Lucas says he didn’t kill the Star Wars movies — YOU did

George Lucas has something to say to Star Wars fans who feel he’s ruined the Saga with his incessant meddling and lackluster prequels:

It’s over. And it’s all your fault.

In a profile leading up to the release of his long-awaited Tuskegee Airmen epic Red Tails, Lucas says he is not only leaving behind the Galaxy Far, Far Away (in film form, at least — three television projects continue apace) but blockbuster-type films in general, once he’s delivered a promised threatened fifth Indiana Jones movie.

Lucas defends giving the beloved cultural touchstones the frequent “special edition” treatment, telling the New York Times that his critics are no better with their Jar Jar Binks-free recuts of Episode I — The Phantom Menace:

“On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie. 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.’ “

He adds:

“Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”

Mission accomplished?

Source: New York Times, via Huffington Post

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  • he’s a Diva. so what some people don’t like all aspects of the newer films? some people didn’t like the original film, did that stop him from making the next three. nothing like taking your football and going home – big wuss.

    how about getting of your throne for awhile and actually listening to the criticism, some of it was legit. for example, you made ben kenobi into a big wuss getting his butt kicked by everyone, and darth vader it turns out didn’t kill lots of jedi, he just killed a bunch of kids. those were disappointments, to everyone. they were both supposed to be kick a$$ characters and you weakened them.

    so how about not running away, but instead listen, and make the next three even better than the first three.

  • he’s a Diva. so what some people don’t like all aspects of the newer films? some people didn’t like the original film, did that stop him from making the next three. nothing like taking your football and going home – big wuss.

    how about getting of your throne for awhile and actually listening to the criticism, some of it was legit. for example, you made ben kenobi into a big wuss getting his butt kicked by everyone, and darth vader it turns out didn’t kill lots of jedi, he just killed a bunch of kids. those were disappointments, to everyone. they were both supposed to be kick a$$ characters and you weakened them.

    so how about not running away, but instead listen, and make the next three even better than the first three.

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