George Lucas Retires! Over the years I have decided to compare George Lucas to one person…George bush. Now let me explain, they both have the same first name and stylish grey hair. George bush has a dad who in all honesty did quite well in the Whitehouse in the 80’s, and Lucas has a star wars franchise which did quite well in the 80’s, Bush Jr nearly destroyed America in the 90s and Lucas, in the same era, successfully destroyed the prequel star wars franchise films.
Oh and bush is retired and Lucas should be joining, that’s right folks George Lucas has announced he is retiring from making big blockbuster films! After the devastating flop of the new star wars films and the newest Indiana Jones film, Lucas has realised that maybe blockbuster movies isn’t his ‘thing’. The turning point was his latest catastrophe ‘Red Tails’ where George blames the lack of good reviews on the fact that the studios refused to finance a film with an “all black cast”.
Which really does beg the question, don’t you have a studio of your own called LucasFilms which was the primary studio for the film? Plus, you even stated that you invested your own money into the film so exactly what finances were you looking for? I think someone’s feeling a little greedy.
Plus hasn’t society passed this now, I doubt movie goers won’t not go to watch a film because of an all black cast. We have seen films like Big Mommas house, Nutty professor, Boyz in the Hood and Roots, to name a few, that have had majority black cast, if not all black cast members in them.
For god sake Eddie Murphy plays at least 7 of the main characters in Nutty Professor so how much more proof do you need Mr. Lucas to show you that society does not care about race in films anymore. Films bring people together, whether their good films or bad and at the end of the day your film Red Tails flopped because of the over-use of CGI, poor script writing and terrible overall decisions made by you!