The People Vs George Lucas (2010)


“[regarding the changes made to the original Star Wars trilogy] George Lucas may be the brainchild behind Star Wars; he may have come up with the story and a lot of the characters, but everyone who participated in making those films had some type of creative input. I mean they won an Oscar for best special effects. Some of those effects are stripped out and replaced with CGI enhancements, if you wanna call them that. I think that that’s really disrespectful to the people who worked on those models and did those shots. ” – Jay Sylvester

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Oct 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A documentary about the love/hate relationship between the fans of Star Wars and the man who created such a successful and inspiring series.

My Take on it – As a fan of everything Star Wars, I was curious to see what this film was all about just based on its title.

I was quite disappointed with the end result and had hoped for something much more concrete and enjoyable to watch.

They do a nice job explaining the reasons why many fans ave become disheartened by the series over the years, but unfortunately this film feels much too one sided and the perspective of things makes one believe that the film makers might have a personal vendetta that they are trying to unleash here.

They don’t manage to let fans who are not affected by some of the ideas presented here to express their thoughts and makes it seem as if every fan agrees with the opinions of this film of how George Lucas has run the series for over 42 years.

They do manage to give us some valid points about the series, but overall they seem to be making the same claims over and over instead of finding a way to present their ideas in a more succint and rational way.

This film is approximately 90 minutes long yet it fees too much as if it is rambling on about the same issues over and over which makes it a bit annoying to watch because it keeps repeating itself instead of giving us new and fresh valid points along the way.

Bottom Line – Not as great as I would have expected t to be. This film does a nice job explaining why fans of the Star Wars series have become ore and more frustrated over the years, but feels too much as if the film makers have a personal vendetta that they are trying to unleash. The film is totally one-sided and doesn’t allow for the idea that there may be fans who still love the series despite the way things have been handled over the past 42 years. The movie does have some valid points about things, but overall it seems to be beating a dead horse by reiterating too many ideas instead of finding fresh ideas along the way since it makes thins film seem as if it is rambling on instead of giving us enough solid points along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Mark Hamill claimed in an interview with New York Magazine to have been approached to appear in this movie, but declined. He would go on to criticize the filmmakers’ approach, claiming that it was “an open invitation to trash George” and that he would never do that to family. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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