George Lucas Criticizes His Star Wars Movies

Posted: Nov 20 2015, 9:30pm CST | by , in News | Latest Movie News


George Lucas Criticizes His Star Wars Movies
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  • Creator George Lucas becomes the criticizer of his Star Wars movies

George Lucas had some bitter and unfathomable things to say about the movies that he himself created in Star Wars.

Star Wars original director and the man responsible for Star Wars greatness, George Lucas is not into the franchise anymore. He has handed in the reigns of the current project of the seventh installment of Star Wars, The Force Awakens to Lucasfilm and JJ Abrams. The director himself was recently asked questions about the franchise at the New Establishment Summit. 

He did not look remotely excited as JJ Abrams when he talked about the movie. When asked what character he would have liked to be from the movie, he said that he liked all the characters and finally said he would be Jar Jar Binks. The floppy eared, duck beak mouthed, tall gangly Gungan that most fans hate. Whether it was said in the ironic sense or not is hard to say.

Often perceived as a visionary, Lucas said that making movies was a hard thing. Especially with an experimental movie that nobody wants to see. He said that you go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized, and people try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it. You know, it’s not much fun. You can’t experiment. You can’t do anything. You have to do it a certain way.

I don’t like that, I never did. He handed the franchise to the studio and Abrams because he had his own ideas where the story should have led. They were of course not in the same set of perception as the fans and the last three installments were proof that his ideas about the characters and their stories were not well received. 

He told Vanity Fair that the movies were not all about spaceships. The characters and the storyline depicted a circular plot at every step. The student becomes the master. The scoundrel becomes the champion.

The hero becomes the villain. His obsession with Anakin Skywalker took something personal out of him as he diligently pursued the character’s development but didn’t generate enough excitement among audiences about Anakin as he had.

Now as he has disintegrated himself entirely form the project, it makes him wonder about what happened to Darth Vader’s grandkids. It’s a question that ties into the rumors swirling around the carefully guarded plot of The Force Awakens, and provokes a rueful shake of the head from Abrams.

When asked about his plans about the future, he said he will continue making movies. No one would probably see them but he had to keep doing what he did best.

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