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Geaorge Lucas is a weak man... how could he be so weak as to allow internet criticism to keep him down, its shamefull on his part...



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george lucas is worth billions and he lets a bit of criticism and free speech from critical nobodies get to him. Star Wars has been one of the most successful/milked franchises of all time. the first two star wars films were critical successes, the next two had mixed reviews and then the last two well they were ripped to pieces by the critics and divided fans.

george should go back to enjoying his billionaire lifestyle and leave the critics and fans to fight it out among themselves.



kowenicki said:
coolbeans said:
kowenicki said:
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.

You may only care for 2 of the 6 Star Wars movies, but have you seen his other original works?  Everyone knew the guy was good, even when he was at USC.

he is hardly prolific is he... I like American Graffiti... and er...  

THX 1138 is his only other "big screen" release.  But the period before THX 1138, he created some really interesting films; one of which one him an indie film award (not sure if it was an "Oscar' or a Film Festival award back then).



hatmoza said:
Geesh, the last thing you want to do is admit that trolls got to you. If I had anymore respect left for this guy, it would be gone.

If I had any respect left for this goiter-necked fuck, it would have evaporated the second I saw this shirt stretched over his corpulence:

What a miserably unaware creature.



Jar Jar Binks is possible the worst character in any movie. The movie would have been a lot better without that piece of shit.



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wait, how can Star Wars be possibly dead!?

i mean it's one of the most successful series of all time, and Vader has become an icon of evil :P



don't mind my username, that was more than 10 years ago, I'm a different person now, amazing how people change ^_^

coolbeans said:
kowenicki said:
coolbeans said:
kowenicki said:
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.

You may only care for 2 of the 6 Star Wars movies, but have you seen his other original works?  Everyone knew the guy was good, even when he was at USC.

he is hardly prolific is he... I like American Graffiti... and er...  

THX 1138 is his only other "big screen" release.  But the period before THX 1138, he created some really interesting films; one of which one him an indie film award (not sure if it was an "Oscar' or a Film Festival award back then).


"American Graffiti"  was a big screen release.. admittedly on a tight budget... but that was nominated by the Academy..

briliant movie... he has never bettered it.



I'm not really here!


hehey said:
Geaorge Lucas is a weak man... how could he be so weak as to allow internet criticism to keep him down, its shamefull on his part...

I also think its a bit pathetic to let fans get to him.  Kind of defeats his whole saying earlier of "its my movies"

But in the same sense I can also emphathize with him on this.  Star Wars fans are the worst fans in the world imo.  ONLY bitching from them.  I mean does an Ewok blinking really mean the end of the world.  Does making the planet aleraan blowing up look more realist ruin life.  Does adding an actor who was in 3 other movies versus a guy who we barely saw part of his face make the movie unwatchable. 

Hell only bad things imo in the series for me was the "NOOOOOOOOOOO" and a few of the kid anakins lines in the first movie.  Otherwise I'm pretty golden on the rest.

If these die hard fans love the original so much, then dust off your vhs and put in your original copy.  If you don't have one, then be a real star wars fan and fork over the cash for one.



irstupid said:
hehey said:
Geaorge Lucas is a weak man... how could he be so weak as to allow internet criticism to keep him down, its shamefull on his part...

I also think its a bit pathetic to let fans get to him.  Kind of defeats his whole saying earlier of "its my movies"

But in the same sense I can also emphathize with him on this.  Star Wars fans are the worst fans in the world imo.  ONLY bitching from them.  I mean does an Ewok blinking really mean the end of the world.  Does making the planet aleraan blowing up look more realist ruin life.  Does adding an actor who was in 3 other movies versus a guy who we barely saw part of his face make the movie unwatchable. 

Hell only bad things imo in the series for me was the "NOOOOOOOOOOO" and a few of the kid anakins lines in the first movie.  Otherwise I'm pretty golden on the rest.

If these die hard fans love the original so much, then dust off your vhs and put in your original copy.  If you don't have one, then be a real star wars fan and fork over the cash for one.

Your ignoring that some of his changes to the original movies alters the tone of the movies and changes the characters ... Consider adding Jabba the Hutt and Han shooting second in Episode 4: A New Hope

 

What people should learn from George Lucas' experience with Star Wars is that it is a terrible idea to modify iconic movies after they have been released, and it is a really bad idea to create sequels/prequels to movies after decades have passed because it is likely that you're in a very different mindset than when you made the original movie(s) and your fans are (probably) in a very different mindset than when they viewed the original movies. The movies aren't going to match up with the originals, your fans are going to be disappointed and probably quite angry.

Another example of this is Indiana Jones 4 ...

 

 

If you're on a quest for more money, start over and do something different that stands on its own ...





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