The People vs. George Lucas (2010) Review

In the world of fandom, Star Wars fans are arguably among the most dedicated of aficionados. (Although, I’m sure that Star Trek fans can make a passionate case against that statement.) At the heart of every Star Wars fan’s affection is an almost equally passionate opinion either for or against George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars universe. Because of Lucas’ inability to stop making changes to the original three Star Wars movies (1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and 1983’s Return of the Jedi), some fans have gone so far as to accuse him of “raping their childhood.”

The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe, gives these fans a platform to air their grievances about not only the changes to the original versions of the films but also the three prequels (1999’s The Phantom Menace, 2002’s Attack of the Clones, and 2005’s Revenge of the Sith) that many feel are extremely disappointing and an insult to their intelligence.

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