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Monday, Mar 29, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Paul Hiebert
Salon (28 March 2010)

“In 1977, George Lucas released “Star Wars,” 121 minutes that changed what people thought about film. In 1999, Lucas released “The Phantom Menace,” 136 minutes that changed what people thought about George Lucas. The film was panned by everyone save 7-year-old boys who fast-forwarded the scenes about trade embargoes and Senate votes of no confidence. Critics and fans were horrified, even betrayed, by the creative dissonance: How could the man who created Darth Vader give life to the bankrupt slapstick of Jar Jar Binks?”

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