Every art form has its teenage phase.
Fine art had Baroque (nudes everywhere), music had Punk and cinema had Grindhouse - exploitation theatre in its grim brilliance.
While Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez had a go at resurrecting/paying tribute to the genre with their Death Proof/Planet Terror double, it's not a genre that's ever likely to receive the wide appeal enjoyed by the likes of Star Wars.
Unless Star Wars did Grindhouse, that is.
Imagined by the minds of Mashable Watercooler, this is what that strange mix would look like...