4.Jake Lloyd’s Career
Not that any of us are complaining, but I’m sure little J-Llo and his mom are wondering why casting directors have stopped calling his agent after PHANTOM MENANCE did its damage. I haven’t seen the kid since.Have you? I’m pretty sure Lucas got pissed at what he did with the most evil villain of all time and and lodged him in his throat, where he’ll slowly digest for the next 1,000 years.
I don’t care that he went back and digitally remastered the original trilogy three or four different times (hey, they look cooler now).And I don’t even mind the second trilogy so much since SITH lived up to the hype and there were enough good parts scattered throughout the other two to make them adequately enjoyable.Yes, Jar Jar was god awful (some say the character was racist towards mentally retarded Jamaicans).Yes, Lucas abandoned the good vs. evil set up for a more complex trade embargo scenario and that sucked as well. Yes, in no way does the second trilogy ever top the first, but now he’s going too far. At least with living human characters there’s some dignity to it all. But completely abandoning that platform in the hopes of selling us some cheaply drawn computer animation story is just terrible. (to be fair, more than 70% of the second trilogy was computer animation probably, so this next jump wouldn’t have been too much of stretch if only the characters looked like real people rather than Saturday morning anime wannabees) Most critics have likened it to a poorly made video game, and all are pretty much giving it the negative treatment.Have you really given up on it that much Lucas? If you were UNIVERSALLY known for one thing (which is creating Star Wars), you think he’d work super hard to make sure that if he does decide to milk every last cent out of the franchise (which he did), it better live up to the caliber of the original. Yep, it would be hard to do, but not impossible. Yet even after all this, there are still plans of continuing THE CLONE WARS on television, and also creating a live-action weekly television series that is set either long before or long after the two trilogies. Fast becoming a punchline, it might be time for Lucas to stop counting his royalty checks and flush the saga down the sarlaac pit (that’s two references now!)
And you just know those gay trekkies are eating this up right now. Let’s hope Abrams fails.
and the young Indy tv show doesn't count either. thems the minor leagues.
shit a sci-fi movie.So there you have it, the parts about CRYSTAL SKULL that sucked were the cheesy sci-fi scenes, whereas most other scenes were spot on (thanks Spielberg). If Indy was still pitching that no hitter in the 7th, the fridge scene came and hit a sure-triple down the line that just lands foul. But none of that matters because the damn spaceship and “knowledge is A-OK!” lesson hit back to back dongs in the bottom of the 9th.(to almost make matters worse, when asked questions about a fifth movie, Lucas hinted at downplaying Harrison Ford and making Shia LaBeouf the main character from here on out…the fan reaction was immediate. Thumbs down across the country, George had a change of mind and now if Indy does come back again, at least it’ll still be his adventure).