It used to be a given in Hollywood that a sequel was never as good as the original. This has obviously changed in recent years, with fans expecting no less than a stellar experience the second time around.
George Lucas definitely had the right idea when he kept the merchandising rights in his Star Wars deal.
The summer of 1999 was quite a time for genre fans. George Lucas had finally returned with Star Wars Episode One, which sadly left a lot of people very disappointed.
It’s really quite difficult to make science fiction films come alive on paper.
A good visual presentation is crucial, and it took the artwork of Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars to finally get the greenlight at Fox.
It's hard to believe that Red Tails, the long-awaited new film from George Lucas, already hit theaters a month ago.
Most of us probably remember where they were when The Phantom Menace, the long-awaited continuation of the Star Wars saga from George Lucas, hit theaters nationwide.
Everyone knows George Lucas loves to complain, and Star Wars obviously wasn't an easy movie to make.
George Lucas’s passion project for over twenty years, Red Tails, finally hit theaters on January 20.
With the long-awaited Red Tails finally hitting theaters and George Lucas announcing (threatening?) his retirement, it's obviously a big turning point in the history of Star Wars.
Anybody who's followed the life and career of George Lucas knows that as optimistic as American Grafitti and Star Wars are, he's got a fairly pessimistic world view.
Red Tails, which George Lucas has promised will be his last film before retiring, is finally here. The verdict?
George Lucas is probably one of the most loved and reviled filmmaker in the genres.
As we all know, Star Wars revolutionized merchandising for movies, creating a huge secondary income stream for films that no one could have predicted.
Star Wars: Underworld would be darker and probably more epic than the prequels.
Obi-Wan's rather eloquent description of the Force was definitely a classic moment in the original Star Wars film.
It's amazing how George Lucas's personal Waterloo - the Star Wars Holiday Special of yore - simply refuses to die.
Steven Spielberg wasn’t exactly thrilled with the inclusion of certain fantastic elements - such as aliens - in the fourth installment of Indiana Jones.
There's probably no faster way to rile up a geek than mentioning George Lucas redoing the hallowed Star Wars trilogy.
For Star Wars, the first days were the hardest. Any fan familiar with the film's history knows the difficult battle George Lucas fought to get the world made.
Like any self-respecting geek, I'm a huge fan of Drew Struzan. The artist drew the artwork for hundreds of classic movie posters, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and The Goonies.