But time has moved on. And as George Lucas accumulated ever-increasing wealth, his focus on successive generations of CGI technology pulled him away from the simple stories that made the original such an enjoyable cinematic romp. In short, the stories got lousier with time.
Time out: I don't deny Mr. Lucas's positive impact on the technology of special effects. He has been extremely generous in making much of his groundbreaking work available to the general entertainment community. Regardless, his storytelling skills have eroded with time. These days, his storytelling is about as entertaining as a stuttering parrot's. I've digressed long enough. Back to our story...Lucas's journey into mediocrity begat a whole new generation of satire flicks. The Internet has made it cheap, easy and fun to share the results with the rest of the world.
The latest example, Grocery Store Wars, is a rather bizarre take on why organic vegetables are better than frankenfoods. It's hokey film making - just like Star Wars used to be. And it'll make you think twice the next time you cruise your shopping cart through the produce aisle.
Pull up a cucumber and watch it here. Do it soon before the litigious Hollywoodites call their lawyers and have this site pulled down.
BTW, thank goodness this is the last flick in the series. The world can only take so much, wouldn't you agree?