The guy gets huge applauses when he appears on Comic-Con or similar events... I don't think he should be complaining.
If he released the OOT on Blu Ray we would all love him forever. It's a fairly simple and profitable gesture, I'd say. Not asking that much.
Its called having an opinion. There's no right or wrong here. Im just saying people should enjoy the work of his they like, and ignore/dnt watch what they do not.
I really dnt see the point in constantly attacking the guy who made what's possibly the most epic movie in the history of cinema, just because he could not repeat this process another 5 times.
But considering you're already attacking me I can just assume its in your nature to do so.
After Star Wars became such a huge worldwide, cinema changing blockbuster, then the critics layed off.
But it was getting absolutely terrible reviews at first. Oh and nominated for Best Picture, but did not get it right? Exactly why not? What movie in that whole decade was more deserving of best picture? There has been a lot of hate towards Lucas from Film makers and critics from day 1.
The only difference now is, with the Prequels fans of the OT have joined in the Lucas bashing as well.
As for the Original Trilogy, criticisms claiming ROTJ is a terrible movie still go on.
Bashing bashing.... Big words. we buy all that stuff, we can have an opinion about it. We can say we would like to see the OT in its original form as best as we can. Like I have Wizard of Oz on blu ray, without CGI enhancements. SW rates as high on great fantasy movies as this one, and equally historic.
Lucas keeps changing it, saying that was his original vision. History and authorised books like The Making of SW and ESB prove him wrong. And his additions or changes or often silly. we can say that. we can say the PT is not up to par with the originals or with contemporary movies in its genre. We can say that, plus we can say that because Lucas always said he didn't care about our opinions,,.. And now he does????? WTF!
Of course. Fans of the OT have every right to ask/demand for the Original version they loved.
He probably will at some point. Like the DVD's all have the Original versions on them.
Lol I doubt he remembers what his original version was, and I doubt he has the same imagination he had all those years ago. But on the other hand as long as fans still have the Original version, surely you should respect his right to tinker with his own films.
Yes you can, but all Im saying is be fair to the franchise. How often do you get 5 sequel/prequels on par with the Original? With the possible exception of Harry Potter(debatable) I cant really think of any.
And plus like them or not we cant really deny they were very profitable/successful movies with their own new generation of fans.
Well again to be fair the prequels faced a lot more competition in terms of Fantasy movie franchises. There were several new blockbuster fantasy franchises (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean)..
My point is I really dnt see it as anything to moan about. Its not like he made 3 Prequels which were complete rubbish, complete flops, and just could not compete with other the movies of its generation.
True. But I can see him eventually getting fed up of all the bashing. It was one thing in the days it was mainly critics, but now its fans as well.
True... and what a 'great' character that was. At least Gollem was an interesting character, not one with the depth of a cartoon character. So JarJar symbolises the PT's problems very well: technically it's great, but it lacks substance and depth.
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"You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars" Queen, Bicycle race
Well there were occasional bad reviews... but such putzes were soon called out.
Here is Siskel And Ebert battling once such critic.
I wonder what this guy would have thought of the Prequels, if that is what he thought of the OT.
"Anyway, based on what we've seen, Van Zan, with five punches and a headbutt, couldn't even put down a malnourished dude (malnourished guy vigorous enough to be needed to be held back by 3 people). He's definitely not taking down McClane." - Lestov16
TF guys were rubber mask dudes... gungans=JarJar...
And droids are not really believeable CGI characters. In fact, droids are prolly the 'easiest' to make: not organic material.
No one is questioning the technical achievements of the PT, they are outstanding. Just too bad that the story, characters and dialogue aren't up to par with that. JarJar is a good example: excellent work on how realistic he looks, just why does it have to be such a lame character?
In short: in time of the OT and movies like Willow Lucas always emphasized that technology stands in the service of the story. In case of the PT it almost looks like he forgot to work on the story and focussed on the look. Or he kinda lost his way when it comes to great storytelling.
It all boils down to this, as a critic once wrote about 91/2 WEEKS (a movie with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger): pretty pictures alone don't make a good movie.