The real George Lucas has been imprisoned for 20 years while an impostor ran amok, making prequels

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30 Responses to “The real George Lucas has been imprisoned for 20 years while an impostor ran amok, making prequels”

  1. johan,karlskrona says:

    This is the only reasonable explanation.

  2. Hugh says:

    Slick Gigolo used to make terrific notional trailers, but their recent work is just milking the past.

  3. PeaceNerd says:

    Holy… How did they get 1970s Carrie Fisher to be in this?

  4. thekinginyellow says:

    lots of references to other films…which kinda works in this case. the oldboy shots were a little too obvious though. could have done without the shoddy latex masks; especially for chewy.

    • arikol says:

      Seriously? A technical critique of a zero budget joke trailer with a better concept than most full length movies?

      I think I’ll give a somewhat different rating:
      seriously awesome

    • penguinchris says:

      The Oldboy scene is only obvious if you’ve seen Oldboy… which most people haven’t. And why exactly does a reference being “obvious” make it bad? It was an effective bad-ass fighting scene to use, and it’s a bonus joke for those who’ve seen Oldboy.

      I agree with arikol:
      this is seriously awesome

      The latex masks and other low-budget stuff work here, and work well. Obviously deliberate and not just budgetary.

    • penguinchris says:

      Oh and in case you missed it, the entire premise is taken from the premise of Oldboy, so it’s entirely appropriate to have a few specific scenes referenced :)

    • StAlfongzo says:

      I thought the same about Chewy’s mask. You can get a nice one easy from Spirt Warehouse and then I thought gee… what was their budget for this film?

      Its an excellent piece of work IMHO! I can just imagine writing and storyboarding this thing was alot of fun.

      I wonder 25 to 50k or less to do this piece?

  5. jphilby says:

    It’s been a long time since I wanted to suspend my disbelief SO BADLY!!!

  6. earthmann says:

    Watched the clip while listening to the second myspace track of above-mentioned DEMDIKE STARE. Worked great.

  7. Anonymous says:

    so much joy… can’t stand it…

  8. Teapunk says:

    I want to believe.

  9. sten says:

    George Lucas?…. Christ what an asshole!

  10. scottsigler says:

    Fantastic. I’d rather pay $12.50 to see that than the prequels.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I totally agree with thekinginyellow’s criticism of the latex mask. Sure, this is a zero-budget joke trailer… but if one is going to bother casting a decent Carrie Fisher lookalike, why not go the extra mile and get a more plausible mask for Chewbacca?

  12. Emo Pinata says:

    Ugh. Revealing the mastermind in the trailer.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Old Boy? No one’s going to saying anything about Old Boy? Aping badass Korean mise en scene (this isn’t homage, it’s a goddamn palette swap) while cracking creaking Lucas-centric jokes that wore out their welcomes on t-shirts five years ago…. sigh. This is what happens to George Lucas in Love when the Internet becomes involved.

    I knock these things down to build myself up, incidentally.

  14. unit_1421 says:

    Han shot ONLY!!! Greedo never got a round off in the first place.

  15. sten says:

    Too good to be true. Unfortunately Mr. Lucas was right there with the rest of them with a face full of cocaine and back door hookers.

  16. franko says:

    sigh, if only it were true.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Revenge of the Sith was on tv the other day.
    the worst. on so many levels.

  18. sigismund says:

    this is not fiction, I always knew it.

  19. MarkM says:

    Words cannot express how magnificent both the Concept and Execution are here.

    I think you could easily expand this into a 30min featurette.

    And I’d certainly pay cold cash to see it.

  20. VICTOR JIMENEZ says:

    This explains everything…
    …and I´m not being sarcastic.

  21. W. James Au says:

    Story gets an A, execution gets a C- (graded on an indie curve), averages out to B+. Hope Comedy Central or someone options this and puts some real money into a new version.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I remember when Star Wars first came out, Lucas said he would produce a new episode every 3 years for a total of 8 more. The last episode, #9 should have been finished 10 years ago. What happened George?

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