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George Lucas: Hero or Heretic?

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | February 5, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | February 5, 2010 |

Below are a couple of trailers for movies debuting at this year’s SXSW festival, the first of which is The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary that essentially pits Lucas’ fans against those who loathe him for how he apparently ruined the Star Wars franchise. I don’t really have a dog in this fight (because I think the original Star Wars trilogy is overrated), but I know that there’s one name that will likely appeal to many of you: Neil Gaiman is one of those providing testimony (on which side, I don’t know), as well as Darth Vader himself (Dave Prowse) and Dave Pollock, Lucas’ biographer.

Despite my lack of real interest in Star Wars, I am fascinated when someone feels this passionate about any movie, really. We are in the movie reviewing business, and though we love to piss and moan and bitch and complain, even that comes from a passionate place.

Anyway, here’s the teaser trailer:

The other trailer is for Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee, which is something akin to Borat crossed with a British sense of humor, with one huge difference: Paddy Considine instead of Sacha Baron Cohen. And by God, Paddy Considine is one of my favorite actors on the planet, so I’m more than a little excited about this movie. It’s about roadie who loses his girlfriend and everything else, but decides to try and make a star out of his sidekick, Scorz, which he attempts to do with the help of the Arctic Monkeys.

Check out the trailer:

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