Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) part two

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Robin Morrison and Elijah Brubaker are here for you if you want to talk about your childhood.

We all know George Lucas didn’t ruin anyone’s early years because he made some bad movies. We’re not here to make lofty pronouncements like that. What we are going to talk about is the extreme lack of insight it takes to make movies that take so many missteps that nothing seems real when you’re done watching it.

One time I (Elijah) walked into a thrift store where a guy was building a helicopter in the back room of the building. I was fascinated and grilled the guy about this amazing endeavor. As the proprietor of the establishment went into greater detail about his project, it became clear he was sinking thousands of dollars into a hobby that would never see light. The guy had mortgaged his house and his wife had left him. He was fixated on building this helicopter with a single minded determination that would be admirable had he known how to actually build the machine. Once pressed for more information though, he admitted he was doing it based solely on instinct and he had no idea what he was doing. He eventually told me he didn’t even know how to fly and he wasn’t sure how he was going to get the helicopter out of the building once it was done.

That’s George Lucas.

Except George Lucas has billions of dollars so it’s sort of a bad analogy but you get where I’m coming from, right? The dude wanted to build a helicopter but it was a shitty helicopter. Look, I’m not an expert on analogies… why don’t you write the intro to your own podcast if you’re such a smart guy.

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