Stay On Target: Commentary and Parody

by clementinepumpernickel

What follows is Red Letter Media’s critique of The Phantom Menace (Part 1 of 7). Whilst it’s a bit of a slog (and the ‘girl in the basement’ gag long outstays its welcome), it does hit the nail on the head in many respects:

Something’s not been right for a while, though, and have you ever wondered what went through Han’s head when Leia told him that Luke was her brother?

Still, he was getting some things right in in Return of the Jedi, judging by the *ahem* cultural currency of some of the imagery on screen in the movie:

(I can’t do it; I can’t make a joke about Stan’s right hand in his pocket– it’s Stan Lee for fucks sake.)

And, personally, this is my favourite Leia cosplayer:

But despite the continuing popularity of the original Star Wars films, what happened to George Lucas? Why did he lose his mojo between ROTJ and The Phantom Menace?

What sort of world do we live in when this ‘wretched hive of scum and villainy’ get it better than George? (This trailer is strictly plot only; the lewdest part is the title– Hand Solo does not unsheath the meatsaber):

For the more intellectual Star Wars fans, you can now appreciate A New Hope with a slice of Satre:

For a while there, the internet-meme was to mash another actor with Darth Vader. Here are the two most successful:

Or, if you like your comedy British, Pegg and Frost have done their parody:

Ah well, with the fastest selling Blu Ray of all time, George can afford to take a gentle ribbing:

Ah well, at least somme kids are still getting a kick out of Star Wars, and it isn’t the preserve of middle-aged oddball geeks like myself: