Your amusing chart of the day:
Let’s focus on the positive though:
Disney’s purchase of “Star Wars” production company Lucasfilm is proving to be one of the smartest acquisitions ever made in corporate America.
The deal, worth $4.05 billion in cash and stock, was announced Oct. 30, 2012 and marked the start of a new era in the Star Wars franchise. Disney would make back that investment and more in just a few short years. The four Star Wars feature films Disney has produced have grossed more than $4.8 billion at the box office, according to comScore.
“This was one of the smartest acquisitions in history,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, told CNBC.
Less intelligent, perhaps, was the decision to let Rian Johnson write and direct The Last Jedi. Before TLJ was released, Lucasfilm announced it was bringing back JJ Abrams to handle the final installment of the trilogy – replacing the young and not very experienced Colin Trevorrow. I don’t think this will do much good, though. As I have suggested before, TLJ destroyed the legacy of Star Wars with the totality and finality of a nuclear ICBM wiping out a village. The series will never, ever recover. It’s done.
With Abrams, it’s clear Lucasfilm will do anything to make sure the giant machine that is Star Wars stays firmly on track. –The Independent, 9/11/2017