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George Lucas blames the critics and the fans...

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George Lucas blames the critics and the fans...

Postby Charles » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:40 pm

... as to why there won't be any more Star Wars movies.



George Lucas Blames 'Star Wars' Critics for Killing Series

Sci-fi filmmaker hurt by harsh feedback from some fans about the prequels

By David Eckstein

For any fans awaiting future "Star Wars" films from George Lucas, it's going to be a long wait. The creator of the famed series says he's not going to make any more of these movies and that he's essentially retiring. And for that he blames the harsh feedback from certain fans.

"Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he tells The New York Times.

Lucas continues to bash these critics despite the fact that their appreciation for the series helped it generate $4.4 billion in worldwide box-office sales.

"On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie," Lucas says. "I'm saying: 'Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.'"

Lucas drew strong attacks from "Star Wars" fans for characters like Jar Jar Binks and for digital additions to the DVDs and re-releases of the six-part series.

"I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff," he says.


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Re: George Lucas blames the critics and the fans...

Postby jeffnevins » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:17 pm

Hmm. I enjoyed all the Star Wars films. There are always things to improve, but I guess I'm not overly critical. I'm just thankful they were made.

He shouldn't let people get to him. It seems to be part of being in the limelight.

Instead focus on the positive. I don't mind that any more movies are being made. No need when the amazing animated Clone Wars DVDs keep coming. :)

They're so much fun, and I'm not even a huge SW fan. The making-of special features are cool. I was surprised to see someone I knew briefly (Steward) back in my WB days in a special feature. From the special features I saw, it seems George Lucas been involved in the stories.
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Re: George Lucas blames the critics and the fans...

Postby SNAKEBITE » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:03 pm

What a pussy...
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Re: George Lucas blames the critics and the fans...

Postby JK Riki » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:26 pm

Well really as long as he's happy with his own work, that's all he can really ask for, right?

I won't miss more SW films. I wasn't a fan of the 1,2,3 Episodes...
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Re: George Lucas blames the critics and the fans...

Postby skynet » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:22 pm

My first impression is that all the starwars movies are sci-fi for children....and I would think the creator would have known that by now. Why get all pissy about it and complain about something stupid when you're that rich and famous? Just make more movies for kids.
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