While reading today's FOX News Entertainment beat, I came across reporter Roger Friedman's brief interview with George Lucas. While discussing plans for Indiana Jones 4, the conversation turned to summer blockbusters, leading to the paunchy Star Wars mogul's assessment of Spider-Man 3:
"It's silly. It's a silly movie," he said.
"There just isn't much there. Once you take
it all apart, there's not much story, is there?"
Got that? The man who brought us Jar Jar Binks, a half-hour long podracing filibuster, all that fascinating stuff about Trade Federations and parliamentary maneuvering, a guy named "Count Dooku", and midichloridians thinks Spider-Man 3 is "silly".
In the words of the Plaid One's most infamous creation, "Meesa tink dat a good ting!"
Which is to say, Lucas thinking Spidey 3 is silly may be the highest unintentional compliment director Sam Raimi could ever receive.
(Along with the $151 million opening boxoffice.)