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Lucas says no more Star Wars movies because you’ll tell him they suck. Well, make one that doesn’t suck.

25 Responses to “Blaming fans”

  1. HL Says:

    “You’ll him they suck”

    That doesn’t sound like something Yoda would say.

    Over this post is!

  2. Kevin Baker Says:

    “…because you’ll him they suck.” I think you left out a verb there.

  3. HL Says:

    I guess Lucas is right. Star Wars fans are assholes.

  4. North and the Gun Blog Black List Says:

    After watching the JarJar addled whiny prequel trilogy, I had fond memories of the Star Wars Christmas Special.

  5. Ellen Says:

    Dammit, Han Solo shot first! No retcon!

  6. mmasse Says:

    I guess its a step better than blaming George Bush for poor film-making.

  7. Bubblehead Les Says:

    What does it matter? He’ll take another 25 years to bring one out anyway.

  8. HiddenHills Says:

    By opening up the illusory premise that fantasy is indeed reality, Lucas is largely responsible for the entitlement mentality society has assumed. SO, quit Whining b!tch! You did this to yourself!

  9. Drake Says:

    Well HL, I happen to know that we certainly are assholes. I blame international Jewry myself for the shitty prequels and that last Indiana Jones manure.

  10. HL Says:

    “I blame international Jewry”

    Heh…Mel Gibson would have made a fine Lando.

  11. HL Says:

    And yes, Indy 4 was shit. “Howard the Duck” isn’t Lucas’ worst effort anymore.

  12. wfgodbold Says:

    The prequels (and special editions, and to an extent, RotJ) are what happens when you no one will tell you when you’re being a goddam moron.

    It’s only a matter of time until we get stuck with Meow Skywalker.

  13. Steve Says:

    We saw where Star Wars was headed way back in 1983 with Return of the Jedi. Teddy Bears? Cute cuddly warrior Teddy Bears? Really?
    Jar Jar Binks, the bastard child of Stepin Fetchit and Roger Rabbit, was the natural evolution after that.
    Having said that, as an 11 year old boy in 1977 when the first movie came out, seeing it (and hearing it on a movie theater sound system) was an incredible experience.

  14. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Good, his work has been shit, the fans are right!

  15. Jeffersonian Says:

    I saw Star Wars in the theatre when I was 12. The line to get in stretched around the block. That movie was SO MUCH FUN I never noticed that the dialogue/story was so awful. I didn’t care either.

    Then. The Star Wars movies stopped being fun.

  16. Cargosqsuid Says:

    I don’t care if HE makes another Star Wars movie. But I wouldn’t mind seeing Whedon make one……. he can have the Jedi’s wearing brown coats.

  17. Robert Says:

    Episode # # Of times watched
    4 ~
    5 ~
    6 ~
    1 1
    2 0
    3 0

  18. ATLien Says:

    Lucas is killing my childhood, so of course I’m a bit pissed. But the fanboy/girls are just as bad. I’m playing The Old Republic (a great game, btw) and the fanboys/girls are ridiculous with their bullshit. Sometimes it makes me feel bad for Lucas. But the Indiana Jones thing makes me want to knock him in the head again.

  19. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    Heh, the suck is strong with this one. The first movie, retconned to #4, with the production values and techniques he invented, blew us away after what we’d had before.

    It was basically a simple space opera, good vs evil, nobody out of the middle of nowhere finding out he’s “the one”, that kind of stuff. But it was visually unprecedented. I kept seeing it in the theater until I ran out of people I could talk into taking me.

    When he decided to continue it, every frame that hit the screen further constrained what he could do in the future. A throwaway line like “You fought with my father in the clone wars?” comes back to haunt him, now he actually has to have a clone war. By #3, most “fans” could probably have written the story arc with 90+% correlation.

    It was what it had to be. The gimmicky crap was where the real suck came from. Jarjar Binks? Mel’s Diner? Really? Then you get him hacking the originals and coming off as a first class schmuck. Dude, the reason we’d tell you they suck is most likely that… they would suck. Make them or don’t. Most of us would watch them anyway. Don’t expect us to french kiss your ass.

  20. SPQR Says:

    Has everyone here forgotten the Star Wars Christmas Special?

  21. ATL Says:

    One word: Ewoks. I think this has more to do with the fact that he is a shitty director than anything else. The older I get the more I don’t like his work.

  22. Gun Blobber Says:

    I… I’m kind of ashamed to say this. I grew up with the original Trilogy. So don’t get me wrong here. I was an ardent defender of the original Trilogy and said that the prequels mostly sucked. (Although I did enjoy #3.)

    Then, out of boredom, about a year ago, I watched all 6 movies, in order, 1-2-3-4-5-6. (I used the original transfers for 4-5-6 that came out on the Limited Edition DVD’s a few years ago, so no adulteration there.)

    I was shocked at how well everything flowed together, and how much of a coherent story there was, and how it was actually quite powerful at the end when Vader comes around and throws the Emperor into the abyss. All of Luke’s “I can feel the good in you, Father” stuff that originally kind of sounded like BS, becomes a lot more believable when you’ve seen Anakin’s transformation and how he was basically tricked by the Emperor, but he couldn’t realize the trap until it was too late. You could see that Vader actually *was* a conflicted guy, not just this Representation of Pure Evil in a big black leather suit and helmet.

    Anyway… I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’. If you ever get bored and have 12 hours to kill, and you consider yourself a true enough fan of Star Wars that you’re angry about the prequels, just sit yourself down and watch them like I did, and you might just change your mind.

    And to all you Vader Haters out there… we’ll blow your planet up!

  23. McThag Says:

    He _DID_ make a good one. Then he started tinkering with it…

  24. Jeff Says:

    Whatever. Captain Mal always shoots first. Go suck an egg, Lucas.

  25. ATLien Says:

    What made “jedi” a let down was that it came after “empire”, which was mind-blowingly good.

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