Friday, August 15, 2008

Sell-Out (n.): see George Lucas

My favorite Metacritic blurbs this morning:

"The Clone Wars is the last nail in a coffin that has been propped up ever since George Lucas sold his creative soul in the quest for a few more pieces of gold." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"At what point might animators be arrested for doing work so ugly it causes aesthetic blindness in millions of younglings?" - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"The whole thing feels like a continuation of Lucas' experiments to see how much sh-- his dwindling supporters will take before finally saying "enough" and moving on to adult pursuits." - Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat

Don't mistake this next statement as joking or affectionate:

George Lucas, you filthy, filthy whore.


chemistchicago said...

Pete Vonder Haar's comment is my favorite by far. I think saying that George Lucas sold out might be an understatement. The whore terminology seems a little more fitting.

Anonymous said...

This is the most pathetic excuse for a mainstream Hollywood film I've ever seen (that is, until Disaster Movie). It LITERALLY looks like the extended introduction to a dated video game. Lucas has officially turned to the Dark Side, and has become everything he once hated as a fresh-faced independent rebel. Darth Vader's life story IS George Lucas's life story. What a whore.

Anonymous said...

Another gem: "When George Lucas last pulled off an original idea for a feature film, Bill Clinton was still thought of by many voters as overweight and chaste."-Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer