A while ago I got together with a group of like minded people that enjoy getting together and chatting about the world of sci fi and fantasy. In other words a bunch of nerds that love these worlds and the escape it provides us. The conversations bounce around from silly stuff of old TV shows. Who has seen the latest movie and is it worth the few bucks to see it.
The one thing that came up a few times, beside how bad the Twilight movies are was how George Lucas has destroyed the Star Wars universe. The man that had created this mass universe had turned it into a huge money maker and a money only. George had taken his franchise and turned it into a joke.
I agree to a point. Yes the long awaited prequels were not what we had hoped for. The fans around the world of the original three movies, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi had hope for that same magic and awe we had felt from these three. Remember the feeling as the Star Destroyer came into scene in Star Wars. We felt robbed. Jar Jar Binks became and I believe still is the symbol for our disappointment. But we have to remember that without George Lucas the whole universe would not of became a reality.
I not sure if we will really know if his true intentions. Did George just want keep it going and create a second series that would appeal to a younger audience. Did George not care about the millions of fans that had help create his empire by trying to cash in on a second wave of Star Wars fans? Maybe George truly believed that The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith were good enough to please everyone.
Sometimes when you create a world that you are it’s god and yes in a small way George is god to these characters and worlds, that he can not see past his own vision. Someone should of told George that Jar Jar was a joke and the Anakin was a whiny little prick. But now the King has decided to step down and had the crown to another.
Well really Disney and Disney passed the crown to the new King, J. J. Abrams. All hail the new King. J. J. Abrams work on rebooting the Star Trek Universe and now the fans of Star Wars a hoping he can save the Star Wars universe from become less of a joke.
I have rarely watch Parts 1,2 and 3. They in no way stir up the same excitement and joy in me that Parts 4, 5 and 6 have. Can J.J. Abrams and Disney really save the world we love? Will we as fans quickly turn on Disney and J.J. if we are not satisfied with what our vision is.
As much as we love to hate George, I can not. I can disagree with his vision but I will not turn on him because without Mr Lucas I would never have wanted to fly among the stars and look into the night sky hoping that I could to travel through space. Fights fantastic battles and be the hero.
So the King is Dead, Long live the King.
My King will always be George Lucas