Reuters reports that George Lucas is calling the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith “a real tearjerker” and “more emotional” than “the first one” (I assume he means Episode I, not Episode IV — although it wouldn’t make much difference).
He also compares Episode III to the chart-topping blockbuster of all time, Titanic, which I guess is his way of taking back everything he once said about how Episode III would make the least money because it will be “too dark”. Since Episode II turned out to be the least lucrative film of them all (in unadjusted dollars, it ranks marginally ahead of Episodes V and VI, a.k.a. Empire and Jedi, but in adjusted dollars, it’s way down at #80 while the other four films are all in the Top 20), I guess he’s really hoping he won’t go out with a whimper this time. Best to plant the idea that his film is just like that really, really successful film over there.
So, with all that in mind, I guess he means Episode III will be “more emotional” the way that he once said Episode II would be “more romantic”? Alas, the romance was one of the most poorly, clunkily handled things in that movie, and I fear nothing will have improved since then.
But of course, fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate … so I’ll stop while I’m ahead.