At the Cannes Film Festival for a screening Sunday of "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," his last chapter in the saga, Lucas said he pays no heed to the bad reviews that greeted the current trilogy's two predecessors, "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones."
"We have two fan bases. One is over 25 and one is under 25," Lucas said. "The over-25 fan base is loyal to the first three films. They actually are in their 30s and 40s now, so they're in control of the media, they're in control of the Web, they're in control of everything, basically. So mostly, what you're hearing from are people over 25 years old.
"But the films those people don't like, which is the first two, actually are very fanatically adored by the under-25-year-olds, and as you get up on the Web and you listen to these conversations, they are always at each other's throats, and the devotion for each group is pretty equal."
Lucas compared the debate to older rock fans talking up the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, while younger fans worship hip-hop.
"I'm curious to see what happens in about 10 years when that other group starts to get their voice. How they'll remember it. I hope they remember it as one movie," he said.
We just don't *understand* the PT films, folks. I mean, us OLDER folks. Why, I just don't know what to make of you kids and your midichlorians. Why in MY day we didn't need no blood infection to be in tune with the force! And what about romance? Why in MY day we had to earn love of the opposite sex! When the ladies told us they loved us, we just looked at them and said 'I know." I just don't know what to make of kids these days and their 'Sand is rough and irritating' lines. Maybe its just my memory though... in fact, I coulda sworn that this one time, in the Cantina, this dude named Solo shot *first*.
Where's my adult diapers....?