Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Happy Anniversary

It's the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. It's a time for celebration, not recrimination. It's a time for happiness, not bitterness.

It's not time, for example, to excoriate George Lucas for turning the Force into a blood condition and ruining it.

Nor is it time to point out that George Lucas took a cool mysterious villain and turned him into a whiny little bitch.

It's not time to complain that Lucas took Obi-Wan and turned him from valuable, wise mentor into lying asshole.

And it's not time to point out that with a single edit, George Lucas took one of the coolest characters in the history of movies and turned him into a sap who lets a scumbag like Greedo get the drop on him.

Instead, it is time to thank George Lucas for creating Star Wars. And for not writing or directing "The Empire Strikes Back." (And by the way... the name of the first movie is "Star Wars.")


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