« on: November 23, 2015, 07:19 AM »
Lucas has lost it in my opinion. TPM and AOTC were boring movies. If you are making a kids series, you don't talk about political disputes over trade routes in the opening credits.
A major problem with the prequels is that he ignored the OT. Kenobi states that Yoda trained him. Sure you can retcon it into Yoda trained all the younglings or that it is easier to tell Luke that Yoda trained him instead of telling Luke that Yoda trained the guy who trained the guy who trained him, but he deliberately ignored that link to bring in Qui Gon as Kenobi's master. Leia's memory of her mother is laughable as well. The whole three seconds that she saw her does not a memory make, regardless of the Force. Sure, Padme is too important of a character to kill of screen, but he already wrote himself into a corner. Lucas could have fixed it by going into the future, but he always kept his story contained.
No one wanted to see a ten year old Anakin. TPM could have been covered in ten minutes, but, again, Lucas doesn't like to jump forward in time. What was the one thing everyone wanted to see in the prequels? The Clone Wars. What do we get to see? The opening and closing battles of said Clone Wars while what we wanted to see gets pushed to a cartoon series. On the whole, I like the Clone Wars series better than TPM and AOTC, but her is where we see Lucas' resentment over the reviews of the prequels. He decides to do stuff to irk EU fans. The Mandalorians are now pacifists? Just silly. It would be like the hippies overthrowing the US government during the Vietnam era. His daughter presented Dathomir like it was her idea. Not one mention of the guy who actually created it. Lucas goes on the Daily show. Guess what? Kenobi is now from Stew-jon. What a great contribution. Now he is mad that Disney didn't follow his story lines. If they were anything like TPM or AOTC, I don't blame them. Disney paid $4 billion for Star Wars. I can understand why they would want it to be successful and want to draw the OT fans back.