Wednesday, December 3, 2008

10 Cinematic Sins of Mr. George Lucas

1. Jar Jar Binks. 'Nuff said.

2. Those weird, unnecessary, CGI mutant monkey-things he added in the "director's cut" of THX 1138.

3. Old Trilogy: "Do, or do not. There is no try." New Trilogy: "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Thank you, Sith Lord Yoda...)

4. Willow.

5. Ensuring that whenever I see that iconic black suit, I now always hear an adolescent voice whimpering "Pa-a-a-a-a-adme-e-e-e-e-e-e!"

6. A 14-year-old "elected" queen?

7. Turning the mystical, all-encompassing, life-giving Force into nothing more than a bad case of sickle-cell space anemia.

8. Putting Natalie Portman in a leather corset, and then lighting the scene so poorly that you can barely even see it.

9. Causing screenwriters everywhere to suffer through endless lectures about "The Hero's Journey" in development meetings.

10. Han shot first.