New documentary drops September 14th. Here’s the trailer.
Nearly two decades after the release of Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars fans still heatedly debate the merits and the shortcomings of the controversial prequel films that brought to the world Jar Jar Binks, Darth Maul, midichlorians, and a purple lightsaber.
Unsure what to make of the films, a Star Wars fan treks across country interviewing dozens in search of answers. Are the prequel films masterpiece or disaster? Is George Lucas an inconsistent hack or a champion of a singular vision? And most important of all, is there a way to bring balance to the dark and light sides of fandom? As our hero discovers, much to learn, he still has.
I don’t know about anyone else, but just based on the trailer, this is looking to be a pretty weak affair. It’s the same tired exercise in trying to convince themselves and others that the movies aren’t as bad as they are. Yes, there was some thought behind the prequel trilogy. But execution is everything. If you mess that up, you have nothing.
Stepping softly in a danger zone…