I didn’t think he’d do it, but he did it. That Greenpeace ad I showed you the other day, the one that parodies the Volkswagen ad with the little kid in the Darth Vader costume, has been taken down from YouTube: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Lucasfilm Ltd.” Obviously, George Lucas’s concern about protecting his copyright overrides his concern about offending treehuggers. Is he just being a big Jabba? Is this yet another sign that the global-warming fad is over? Both?
If you’re a Green who’s furious with Lucas for turning to the Dark Side, maybe this will make you feel better. It’s Part 1 of a feature-length dissection of everything that’s wrong with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and with Lucas’s very existence.
WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND FILM THEORY
You can watch the rest of the review, and reviews of the other Star Wars prequels, here. Before Lucas takes them down. Or you could spend the Fourth of July weekend doing something outside. With other people. I know which one I’ll choose.
(Hat tip: Ed Driscoll)
P.S. If you understood a single word of this post, you are a nerd.