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Oh thank god. The last thing star wars needs now is more George Lucas.

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happydolphin said:
BasilZero said:

Lucas continues to bash these critics despite the fact that their appreciation for the series helped it generate $4.4 billion in worldwide box-office sales.

For some artists, fame and money isn't as important as free expression. Looks like Georgey was fed up of being forced to please a customer, and I don't blame him to an extent.

"On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie," Lucas says. "I'm saying: 'Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.'"

He's kinda right, but if it sucks he should gtfo or the market will g him the fo.

to the arrow to the knee, what can I say? 

^ I lol hard

Gungans suck but oh boy Ewoks are awesome right? Granted people forget that the internet wasn't prevalent back when Return of the Jedi came out for fans to give him a lashing over the Ewoks.

I personally rank them 5>4>3>6>2>1 but it's all opinion really.

The third one was jst as good as the original trilogy in my honest opinion. Seriously, the critics/internet fans were ridiculous, who cares if you didn't like it. Just don't watch it.

Well, the first ones were heavily adlibbed by the actors, and lucas didn't have the budget he wanted.
Turned out great.
As soon as we saw his "vision" and saw him control the dialogue, we all realized what a hack he was.

What they need to do is cut his budget by 75% and give him a bunch of headstrong actors and actresses who will have a better feel on what their own character would say.

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There is no need for me to say more than what Mr. Plinkett can say...

mmmm Pizza Rolls...

"theprof00 1 hour ago

Well, the first ones were heavily adlibbed by the actors, and lucas didn't have the budget he wanted.
Turned out great.
As soon as we saw his "vision" and saw him control the dialogue, we all realized what a hack he was."


Excellent point!  Like at the end of one of the first ones Lea says to Solo, "I love you." The script had him saying, "I love you too." but he improvised one of the best character/story moments in the movie. 

When you get to hire excellent actors, the director should get out of their way, and try to recognize their brilliance. 

I kind of feel bad for Lucas, but he really doesn't get it.  (and should release the originals on Blu-ray like that fan's want.)


Really not sure I see any point of Consol over PC's since Kinect, Wii and other alternative ways to play have been abandoned. 

Top 50 'most fun' game list coming soon!


Tell me a funny joke!

I came in here wanting to flame him. I even liked the 1 and 3 prequals which were on par with return of the jedi imo.
I've always thought the first 2, particularly 2, were by far and away the best ones. And the other movies were fun movies with cool effects.

But his comments make sense. I want him to release the original star wars trilogy cleaned up, but with out the extra crap added on blu-ray. I don't think that's too much to ask. Blade Runner included all 5 edits in the Blu-Ray Disc.

But as with all games/movies with legions of fans, the legions of fans go nuts and are really not constructive. It is George Lucas's Vision that created Star Wars (with the help of many people). And his vision was different than some of the fans. Now, I don't like a lot of what he did. But at the same time I enjoyed them.

fans don't consensusly really know what they want either, or they all want something different. The internet's just an echo chamber for bashing while a lot not being constructive. I'm a musician, and I could see how this would annoy the hell out of you. But at the same time, I don't have hundreds of millions of dollars lining my pockets, that can change perspective.

This is the greatest thing that could have happened to the franchise. With Lucas out of the picture we won't get anymore embarrassingly bad sequels/prequels and desecrations of the original films with totally unecessary digital effect add ons.

Even if someone else picks up the series and pumps out a few more movies they can not possibly be as bad as the prequels.

I blame the terrible directing, hammy acting, overpowering and inappropriate incidental music and god awful writing of the new movies. All of the new films are poor. I did like two of the original movies but even they are massively over-hyped. So long George, please don't make any more movies.

I'm not really here!