Sunday, February 11, 2007

Truth Hurts George

George Lucas bags on The Empire Strikes Back and nerds everywhere start lifting weights to kick Lucas' ass.

This weekend as George Lucas was at the Publicists Guild Award and thanks to The Hot Blog, this is the quote that came out of his hole as he presented the award to Sid Ganis, who was the in-house publicist on Empire:

"Sid is the reason why The Empire Strikes Back is always written about as the best of the films, when it actually was the worst one."

Episodes 1 through 3 sucked so bad that I hope Lucas goes to his death bed haunted by the fact that the best one of the bunch is the one he had the least to do with.

Now it's true that Empire almost bankrupted Lucas and that Kershner was not great to work with, but it's also true that Empire is the best one and that Lucas has single-handedly destroyed this franchise. Lucas needs to take that bitter pill and choke on it a bit.

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