A petition has been filed for George Lucas to direct Star Wars again. What’s worse is that it’s a more regrettable idea than Greedo shooting first. Here’s why….
10. Lacks Sense Of Humour
This is entertainment from early The Empire Strikes Back (while they’re still on Hoth), considered by numerous to be the best Star Wars film:
THREEPIO: Don’t try to blame me. I didn’t ask you to turn on the thermal heater. I merely commented that it was freezing in the princess’s chamber. But it’s supposed to be freezing. How are you going to dry out all her clothes? I really don’t know.
Artoo beeps a stream of protesting whistles.
THREEPIO: Oh, switch off.
This was written by Lawrence Kasdan. It’s no modern Oscar Wilde level humour, yet it’s worth a laugh and it’s a thousand times superior to what we have in the Phantom Menace. Apparently, the script was written by George Lucas. His comprehension of comic drama is pathetic. In the event that George Lucas directs Episode IX get ready for poor jokes and pratfalls in abundance.
9. He Heavily Relies On CGI
For reasons unknown, when making the prequels, George Lucas dumped the amazing cool sets and props that made the original trilogy. He chose to shoot actors against a green screen and include everything in later. This is the reason why Episodes I-III (and particularly Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith – The Phantom Menace) look like out-dated video games. The unavoidable truth of CGI is that it ages really badly. That is the reason C-3PO from A New Hope is continually going to look superior to anything C-3PO from Attack Of The Clones in spite of the way that the principal film came out a quarter century earlier. If George Lucas were to start where he cleared out off with Star Wars, we would no more get the solid blend of special effects and vital CGI that J.J. Abrams utilized on The Force Awakens. Rather, we would have some sort of digital hellscape brimming with unlimited rushes of racist aliens and robots.