The legacy of "Star Wars" and the tempest in a very large teapot that seminal film has stirred in its vast legion of fans gets a nerd's eye view in the entertaining documentary "The People vs. George Lucas."
You don't have to be a "Star Wars" nut to enjoy this fast-paced film, though it's sure to resonate most with those whose childhoods — and beyond — were shaped by the 1977 phenomenon.
Director Alexandre O. Philippe exhaustively covers the love-hate relationship "Star Wars'" most rabid enthusiasts have had with the franchise's über-creator — and subsequent corporate titan — George Lucas. It's an outrage that largely began with the 1997 rerelease of Lucas' spruced-up and occasionally revisionist "Star Wars (Special Edition)" and festered with each of the original's wildly anticipated and, to some, subpar prequels.
An eclectic plethora of "Star Wars" die-hards gripe, opine and nitpick their way through the documentary, which also features an amusing sampling of the many homegrown fan films, parodies, homages and re-imaginings the mega-series has spawned.