Thursday, January 7, 2016

Too, Too Funny

Sometimes you read a satire so biting, you just have to share it. To wit, from Richard Brody's movie column in the January 6, 2016 New Yorker:

What endures for the critics and their lay associates, for aesthetes who live for the beauty and the pleasure of movies, is [George] Lucas’s directing—of two films, “Attack of the Clones” and, especially, “Revenge of the Sith.” If Lucas had done nothing else in his life, he’d have an honored place in my personal pantheon for that work.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Hilarious! Droll! Well-played, sir!

Oh, wait, I think he's serious ...

After twenty years, Katie-Bar-The-Door and I are letting our subscription to the New Yorker magazine lapse. Richard Brody's comments about George Lucas have nothing to do with it, but close enough.

By the way, we very much enjoyed the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. It's fun the way they used to be fun nearly forty years ago now. That there are people, including George Lucas himself, who don't like it for that very reason is explanation enough for how the franchise ran seriously off the rails in the dismal prequel years.

1 comment:

Uncle Tom said...

I finally saw a sequel/prequel that might just top the enormous piles of dung that are all Star Wars movies minus the first one and the new one - "Revenge of the Nerds IV" - it's what you get when you have incurable insomnia, it's 4AM and there's nothing on TV to occupy your mind. It was possibly, actually make that - definitely - the worst movie I've ever seen. That being said, I'd watch it ten more times before I sat through another George Lucas written Star Wars film (remember, his first Star Wars was re-written by I believe his ex-wife). Sitting through a Lucas film is like being beaten about the head and face with giant frozen tuna.