There are plenty of stories about the politicizing of Star Wars Episode III, and I generally scoff at these. I scoff equally at boycotts of such movies.
I just read an article at NYT (shaddap, it was linked from Drudge!) titled "Latest 'Star Wars' Movie Is Quickly Politicized." It discusses the politicizing of the movie before its release. Of course, it attempts to minimize any boycotts of the movie, but at least this time, they are correct.
Regarding this whole debacle, I agree with Peter Sealey, who likened the political interpretations of the movie to a Rorschach test.
Still, there's something of note. The typical Hollywood crowd takes a left turn again, as Lucas makes some DNC Donkey-headed comments:
And just what was Mr. Lucas – who could not be reached for comment Wednesday – thinking when he told a Cannes audience that he had not realized in plotting the film years ago that fact might so closely track his fiction?
Alluding to Michael Moore's remarks about "Fahrenheit 9/11" at Cannes a year earlier, Mr. Lucas joked, "Maybe the film will waken people to the situation."
Apparently in all seriousness, though, he went on to say that he had first devised the "Star Wars" story during the Vietnam War. "The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable," he told an appreciative audience.