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The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Whether or not Lucas in fact turned to the dark side and became the movie-making equivalent of Darth Vader remains up for debate (for some), but now that he's handed over the creative reins to a younger generation of filmmakers, we'll soon have a new measuring stick as to what constitutes a good—or crappy—Star Wars movie. Considering how tough it will be to make something quite as bad as the prequels, I'm confident that whatever J.J. Abrams (for all his faults) delivers later this year will be at least as good as Return of the Jedi—which means it will be the third-best Star Wars movie ever made. At this late stage in the game, that's as close as we may get to a new hope.