Hardly a day goes by now without some news about what will undeniably be the biggest film of the year, and we’ve just had star Carrie Fisher saying about Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
“It’s really good. And I think in my mouth, so I don’t lie.”
Now, a certain George Lucas has given a slightly cryptic comment about the movie. There was recent confirmation by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy that creator George Lucas has himself seen the final cut and he “really liked it”. However, the man himself was asked directly last weekend at the Kennedy Center Honors where he was being fêted, and he responded with a typical slightly vague Lucas-style response.
“I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”
Now nowhere in those words does Lucas say that he loved it, and it’s possible, especially considering that he has had little to do with it, that he actually wasn’t too keen on it. I think it’s safe to say that it isn’t the movie that Lucas would have made. However, now that it’s been some time since he made the Prequels which disappointed so many, not to mention those god-awful Special Editions of the original trilogy [honestly, I really dislike them, I’m an Original Version guy all the way], Lucas does have a pretty good idea now of what the fans want, even if what they want doesn’t always align with his own ideas for the franchise. I read an interview recently with Lucas where he voiced his frustration about not being able to experiment with Star Wars, though if experimentation involves virtually everything being realised with CGI, atrocious dialogue, snail-like pacing, stupid plotting, and all the other flaws that handicapped the Prequels so badly some of us wish they’d never been made, then it’s best we don’t have any experimentation at all!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.