Thursday, April 25, 2013

The People vs George Lucas - A. Philippe (2010)

90 minutes of interviews with Star Wars fans all wearing funny t-shirts, 98% male, interspersed with cuts from various Star Wars fanmovies (and a few quotes from George himself) may not sound exactly spine-tingling, but it was actually kind of fun.

The downside to a diehard fanbase becomes manifest whenever you bring up the new Star Wars-trilogy : The zealots have taken such hold of the first three films, that they simply refused to accept the prequels.
It might have helped if 'the Phantom Menace' had not been so soporific, but I'm not sure.

Basically, this is a documentary about what one of the fans astutely calls "super-nerd nitpicking". I got the same sense I get viewing certain films on YouTube : Some people just have waaayy too much time on their hands...

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