Notorious Multitasker George Lucas Simultaneously Promises To Retire And Sh*ts All Over Your Childhood...Again
Because, if we're being honest, it's sort of a stupid trilogy. The dialogue clunks along and a lot of the performances (particularly yours, Mark Hamill) leave much to be desired. But it's our stupid trilogy. We love every dumb name and concussed Stormtrooper. So, fine, Lucas, meddle as you wish. Go ahead, terrorize and threaten me with another Indiana Jones movie. (Allegedly, Lucas composed a six-inch dossier on the science behind fridge-nuking. I think that tells you everything you need to know about one man and his absolute, slavish devotion to terrible things.) But, in my opinion, Lucas loses all artistic and moral high-ground by making the fiercely beloved originals unavailable to the "fanboys" he dismisses to readily. Listen, Red Tails sounds pretty cool, though he curries no favor with me by comparing it to Avatar and I wish him and this project well. But I shall forever hold bitterness in my heart for what he took from us. Lucas has promised to retire from the field of blockbuster films (after that fifth Indiana Jones film) and I got this far in the article without asking what the h*ll is going on with his neck in that header photo. Aren't you proud? You can read the whole interview here. Frankly, it's pretty interesting. (NYT)
And I'll let these gents say it better than I ever could.