It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that George Lucas is one of the most successful filmmakers around. His popular Star Wars films earned him a massive worldwide fan base with a nucleus of hardcore followers, almost religious in their reverence of the director.
After releasing the Special Editions and the Prequel trilogy, however, something changed. Many original fans turned against him, and he became the target of disappointed bloggers, loud criticism and satire TV-shows. The People Vs George Lucas uses a courtroom approach, where friends and foes alike are heard, to disassemble this conflict between his defenders and his critics. Evidence and testimonials are presented in the form of interviews with former colleagues, Super 8 action figure films, 3D animations and other surprising formats.
Unique in its participatory concept, deconstructing and emphasizing the legacy of the Star Wars franchise, this documentary is an account on the clash between past and present, as well as intellectual ownership and copyright. This film recently became even more relevant after the announcement that the entire Star Wars series is soon to be released in 3D. –Stockholm International Film Festival
It's my house and if I want to paint my house green but everyone thinks I should paint it red, it's still my house and I'm going to paint it Jar Jar. Loved that line. But it's a great movie starts off explaining why we all hate Lucas so much but then transitions into why we love him. We hate him so much but if it wasn't for him we would have nothing that we love so much.
That's a fun documentary that give us an insight in the most hardcore Star Wars fandom. But the real problem with the Star Wars fandom is that it loved Lucas not acknowledging the fact that 90% of what's good with the first trilogy didn't came from him. Damn, V and VI weren't neither written or directed by Lucas. The new trilogy instead is just Lucas, unrestrained... and god may save us from Lucas unrestrained.