Leon Thomas highlights the accomplishments of George Lucas and defends the famous director from those who wish to discredit even his early successes.
I agree, and disagree at the same time. Lucas is a great creator, and visionary. He needs help reeling in his thoughts, and making them cohesive. He created Indiana Jones but Spielberg refined him. He created Starwars, but the best one was the one he did not direct. If he had worked with Spielberg on the new trilogy, can you imagine how great they could have been?
Clearly you didn't see Indian Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull..It sure didn't help that Spielberg directed that heap of horse dung.
I liked that one too. It was still better than any of the prequels.
All Great Men make mistakes.
He made a few...
Screwed up at the end of his career. He literally turned Star Wars into a cartoon instead of making episode 7. And what ever happened to Jedi Knight Academy 2? Sad very sad.
Jedi Academy 2.. one can dream. I always said, if they want to make a great Star Wars game.. do another Jedi Knight game but make it a Sith Warrior game and base it on the Darth Bane story. That would be so hype.
His career mirrors that of most professionals - innovative and engaging work early on, stagnation and self-plagiarizing later in life. Doesn't matter if you are a physicist or a director. But what he did with star wars was really unforgivable, just blatant regurgitation for quick profit.
No one (that should be taken seriously) is attempting to discredit Lucas's early triumphs, but the fact of the matter is in these later years he seems to be a completely different filmmaker. He makes choices in movies that are so groan-inducingly bad, cheesy, or otherwise baffling that it boggles the mind to think that he could be at all responsible for some of the greatest films ever made. And if nothing else, some red flags should be raised given the fact that Lucas wants to COMPLETELY wipe the original trilogy in it's theatrical form from the face of the earth. And that's not hyperbole. He has made it very clear that the only versions of the original trilogy he wants being passed down through the annuls of time are the "special" editions. Personally, I think that's something that we CAN contend on moral grounds. Because (pardon my french) that shit ain't right.
I liked all the star wars movies idk why the episode one is the "worst" in most peoples eyes. i enjoyed it. (i was 10 when it first was released...)but i still love to re-watch all of them.
I don't care what anyone says about Lucas, I'll watch Willow all day!
Willow...I love Willow!
the entire new trilogy of Star Wars sucked. From the old trilogy the best one was Empire Strikes Back which wasn't even directed by him. Are you noting the trend? Lucas is good at everything but directing.
Your argument has holes once you account his directing work in A New Hope, American Graffiti, THX 1138, and some of his short films liked by film critics.
of-course it has holes when you take it literally. You can't explain something like this with 2 or 3 sentences but I'm not gonna write a wall of text that most people aren't even going to read. Look around google if you want a more compelled argument. Lucas simply isn't a good director. Most of his movies are all looks no substance which would explain why he is so famous. Transformers anyone?
One of the director's key roles is carrying out the vision of the film, which Lucas has received awards for doing. The looks of the film, from both an artistic and technical standpoint, are what make directors stand out from one another. Lucas is a fine director, just not a very good WRITER (<-what you should have said). He admits that he doesn't care for writing either. He's a great guy when it comes to ideas but he's typically needed support from others to refine them. Your Transformers comparison holds no weight either.
This guy made 3 good movies and stopped for 30 years, not a single good thing he did after. Now he is cashing like a greedy pig off of these movies. Because his fans are so dumb that they continue to see his movies just because he sticks " 3d " to them.
His films are enterain & i will watch them .but if the man wants to tear apart his work then so be it ,they are his to do as he wish with
People need to realize that just because somebody did something great one or two times, it doesn't mean everything they involved with will be good or that they always have great ideas. Fanboy's prop their ego up because they buy even the garbage thay he is involved with. He made a few good movies.....back in the 80's.
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