I realize there has been a lot of angst out there over first the "new trilogy" and now this Clone Wars movie. For example, Joe Neumaier at the Daily News writes:
"Just keep in mind that when some of us saw the Death Star explode that first time, it already was in 3-D, It blasted off the screen, into our heads and lodged in our movie memories like a permanent scene in an Oscar night movie montage. We don't need 3-D AT-ATs and forest cruisers that jump off the screen. We just want you to stop. Create something new."
Moriarty at Aint It Cool News is a bit more emphatic:
"I am sorry that I ever spend the time and energy I did on STAR WARS, Mr. Lucas. I am sorry that I poured my money and, before that, my parents’ money into your pockets. I’m sorry that after decades of being a fan, even when there was no new STAR WARS to satisfy that craving, I somehow made your life so unbearable simply by sharing my enthusiasm for that world with our readership."
That last quote was in regards to an enforced embargo on Clone Wars reviews that got an early(and quite negative) review of the film pulled from the website.
But does George Lucas owe anybody -- fans or otherwise -- the Star Wars film they want to see?
If Lucas wants to turn this franchise into fodder for Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel, isn't that his right?
Or between Creator and passionate fans of the Creation, is there some unstated interdependence, a bond?
Does George Lucas owe anybody anything?