movie_rumors_star_wars“I never watch my own work,” George Lucas told Variety this week, “but my cousin made me sit down and watch the first trilogy in the Start Wars series and it was like being locked in a sadistic Japanese torture camp.”

The director went on to describe how he was looking for a way out of his cousin’s living room as soon as he saw a lengthy text introduction scroll up the screen, which gave warning of the “total nonsense” set to follow.

When told by the interviewer that the follow-up trilogy was even worse, Lucas is said to have wept quietly into a napkin.