Originally Posted by TheCount
Nah, Lucas just shouldn't have been involved in the newer ones. He has this amazing ability to bring the worst out of every actor he directs.
The Star Wars universe is huge, diverse and well developed. It deserves better than to be killed in film format simply because Lucas is a terrible director.
I'd love to see more movies in that world, I don't know how anyone could say otherwise. They just need to be well directed.
I'd love to see directors like Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, JJ Abrams, etc. get a shot at bringing Star Wars back from the brink of ridiculousness.
A friend who knows something of the inner workings of the movie productions told me that Lucas is too easilly satisfied with 'That's good enough' on various takes, and heads on to further scenes. Being satisfied with mediocre performances, when you could get really good ones, is not a great asset to any director (or film editor).
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