The Life & Times of an Auteur.

Commentary on Pop Culture, and maybe creating some of my own.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Hell?

Wow, they managed to make a trailer for "The Phantom Menace" that's even worse than the movie itself.

How do you do that? How!

Now, I know some of you Lucas Apologists reading this will say "Star Wars" was always for children, and fair point. But the prequels are among the worst cases of dumbing down a product for the youth that I have ever seen. "Batman the Animated Series" and "Gargoyles" didn't dumb themselves down for anyone. And, once upon a time, neither did Star Wars.

Now that's podracing!


Meesa sorry!


  1. Why is the narrator of that trailer trying to have Qui-Gon hurry up and attend his own funeral?

  2. Actually, I don't who the hell the prequels were aimed at. Little children may like Jar Jar antics, but do they enjoy all the interminable political talk? I know what the prequels are: shameless 2 hour informercials.

  3. The prequels are the result of George Lucas throwing a bunch of crap on to his franchise, and seeing what sticks.