…because that’s what happens to crap. Jupiter Ascending was crap, you see? That’s mostly all you need to know. It was crap and the frustration thing was, it didn’t NEED to be crap.
After such big hit opening weekends with Taken and American Sniper, we finally get a reminder of what January box office reports are SUPPOSED to look like. American Sniper continued to dominate the box office; pairing Oscar buzz and a weird Chik Fil A effect to stay at the top spot. Most of the new releases that it faced off with were not as well-received.
Love Jar Jar? How about Midi-chlorians? No? Young Anakin? Wooden acting? Forced (see what I did there?) love stories? No lens flares? Well my friend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens might just be the film for you!
Disney and JJ Abrams have apparently ignored all story ideas for Episode 7 that Lucas sold along with the Star Wars rights back in 2012.
Surely the brain child of our most beloved franchise had some ideas that we might have loved. The new trilogy wasn’t that bad. Darth Maul was awesome. And…uh…you know, that thing, with the stars and the wars and…oh, you were going to see Force Awakens anyway, who are we kidding.
To think that George Lucas almost made Episode 7 himself as a sweetener for potential customers looking to buy one of the most lucrative fictional properties of all-time! I think it was advisable to let Disney make it themselves as they can truly have a fresh slate to get away from the….shall we say….less acclaimed Prequels.
Lucas already started to develop the next three Star Wars films, but he knew a third trilogy was a 10-year commitment at least. He at first expected to finish Episode VII, release it in May 2015 and then sell the company afterward.
But Disney expressed interest and came along at the right moment, Lucas says. “It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself.
“The time is more important to me than the money.”
Now he can focus on writing what he calls small “experimental” films and be first in line in December for Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
What’s funny, despite my overwhelming happiness that he is not involved in Star Wars anymore, is that Lucas has become so hated by geekdom that I am beginning to feel sorry for him. He did create from whole clothe THE most impactful pop culture creations of my life. History should remember this guy as the genius who gave us the Force and lightsabers, not the guy who gave us Naboo: A Love Story.
Back when George Lucas was making the sequels to Star Wars (the original one), he was able to keep a lot of things secret simply by filming under an alternate title like Blue Harvest (which sounds like the title of a 90’s era softcore porn thriller starring Shannon Tweed). Today, with the interwebs, camera phones, and the hula hoop all the rage, it has gotten a lot harder! Time to bring in the lawyers!!!!
2014 is behind us, so enough jabber about last year’s movies. 2015 is here.What are the 10 tentpoles movies that pique my curiosity in the New? Let’s take a look.