Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Lucas Strikes Back

You have to admire a man who can make money like George Lucas does. He can throw out crap like Star Wars Episode 1 and still make mega-millions off of it. Apparently, now he wants to move in on Asia's low-tech filmmaking industry and become their god. However, from reading the article, it sounds like Lucas is like myself and have too many ideas that are only half-thought out and not enough time to do anything about them. The man has his head in his ass thinking he will come along and bring Asian studios up to date with his ILM studios... while making video games... and making anime... and filming a live-action series.

*Sigh* If there's anything I've learned so far in life, it is that you can't spread yourself thin like this. You'll never get anything worthwhile accomplished, so focus on the big things that you like and you're good at (hint: Lucas needs to stop writing dialogue). If you can get around to doing some of the other little things, then great. At least he's only going to lose $1 million instead of tens of millions by running his operations out of Asia. He has already created (then half-destroyed again) a lasting legacy in our society with the Star Wars universe, but he's past his prime. When the first trilogy came out over 20 years ago, it had a unique magic because there wasn't ever anything like it. Now, the films are mostly fluff and special effects. You've done your job, now retire and be happy with your money before you spend it all.

PS, If you really want to impress me, Mr. Lucas, then start coming out with good new stuff (no more Star Wars) under a different name... then we'll see how well it sells. Your last three movies made you money for one reason--they had the names "Star Wars" and "Lucas" associated with them.


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