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Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
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On a live stream on the Geeks + Gamers YouTube channel, Jeremy Griggs interviewed Hollywood filmmaker and novelist Kamran Pasha, who has written episodes for Sleeper Cell, Nikita, Reign, and Roswell, New Mexico. Pasha stated that multiple people who know George Lucas personally have said to him that the creator of the Star Wars franchise hated The Last Jedi.

“I do have people who know George Lucas personally and well, who have said to me that he hates The Last Jedi, and he’s horrified by what’s happened.”

Jeremy would go on to ask for any further information regarding Lucas’ thoughts on Disney’s handling of the Star Wars franchise as a whole, and Kamran offered this:

“I’ve heard the most about The Last Jedi because he’s been vocal on it. So when I started getting people to talk to me privately, someone who I will not identify – someone who I know has very deep roots inside of Lucasfilm today and the George Lucas camp, as in personal relationship with Lucas himself, have said to me that Lucas has said privately, that he feels The Last Jedi – and to use the actual word, was ‘…soulless. It lacks a soul,’ and that he was so shocked.”


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
He’s should hate it.


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That's an apt description.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
Well, if the prequels hadn't sucked, he'd have been the one making TLJ.

There's tremendous irony in Lucas calling another film soulless after he included Jar Jar Binks and Ewoks for childrens toys purposes, penned the most wooden love story on film and pioneered making movies soulless through excessive CGI.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
TLJ needed a Jamaican alien lizard Steve Urkel, would've really brought soul.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
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TLJ needed a Jamaican alien lizard Steve Urkel, would've really brought soul.





No thanks brah we got rose tico


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
If you listen to Jeremy on Geeks and gamers and then Doomcock overlord dvd you can tell they are the same person judging by their speech pattern.
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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
Now he knows how we felt struggling through that pile of shite known as "The Prequels".

The Cartoon Menace was laughable. Send in the Clones was indecipherable. Revenge of the Whiny-Ass Punk Who Claims to be Darth Vader, but is, in fact, Not was just a terrible, terrible final chapter.

Thanks George! You should have quit while you were ahead. In 1983.


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Now he knows how we felt struggling through that pile of shite known as "The Prequels".


Look, I wasn’t crazy about the prequels, I thought RotS was pretty good. Not great.

The sequel trilogy has made me appreciate the prequels.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
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Jeremy would go on to ask for any further information regarding Lucas’ thoughts on Disney’s handling of the Star Wars franchise as a whole, and Kamran offered this:


Do we think the these geeks who continue to give so much attention and "thought" and time to this think they supposedly hate have souls? I figured they sold them to continue making money off the idiots they're clearly pandering to.


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I thought RotS was pretty good.


I sat through every miserable frame of that film in the cinema. I was trying to reconcile what I had been through with the Star Wars of my childhood. I was thinking, well, this isn't as bad as that last one.

Then, it is wrapping up and:

Image: https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Flifecameraction.files.wordpress.com%2F2014%2F05%2Fdarth-vader-nooooo.jpg%3Fw%3D640&f=1&nofb=1



I laughed out loud and was done with any new "Star Wars" schlock. Now, full disclosure, I was a Star Trek fan first. But, this was before Abrams killed Star Trek forever.

So, nice work, Hollywood!



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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
Well he shouldve just done the original 3 movies and left the modern movies to one off stories like "Rogue One" or "Solo" and tv shows

It wasnt a need for all the prequels and sequels honestly


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
K. A lot of people like RotS actually


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
I like how George's first toy licensing deal was worth $50 grand or some stupid shite...

Then he saw how much the toy companies were making and said...shite I fricked up...

And then Star Wars became about Toys with Return of the Jedi.

And really never stopped being about toys with the Prequels.

George is about money. He's not a great filmmaker. Disney sucks but he sold it to them for a ridiculous amount of money...because that's what he wants...money.

So him calling out the TLJ (which sucks) as a soulless money-grab is the pot calling the kettle black.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
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Well he shouldve just done the original 3 movies and left the modern movies to one off stories like "Rogue One" or "Solo" and tv shows

It wasnt a need for all the prequels and sequels honestly
It probably would have worked fabulously.

The prequels are misunderstood... Lucas never desired creating a riveting drama, he wanted to set up canon and build the world.

Not really sure where his sequels would have gone. It's very doubtful that he'd have destroyed the characters he created (as the actual sequels did). I think he legitimately threw up in his mouth when he saw what they did.

He probably should have handed the reigns over in-house, rather than sell it to Disney. But, then he wouldn't be nearly as filthy rich as he ended up. At that point, ILM was the only thing left of Lucasfilm that mattered, and as Weta has shown, it can be matched by other firms.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
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A lot of people like RotS actually



a lot of people like TLJ too, but they're both shite.


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re: Report: George Lucas Hated The Last Jedi, Was Horrified By It, And Thought It Was Soulless
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Look, I wasn’t crazy about the prequels, I thought RotS was pretty good. Not great.

The sequel trilogy has made me appreciate the prequels.


The prequels at least had a pretty good overarching theme and story—Anakin is powerful but deeply flawed, Jedi are self-absorbed and blind, Palpatine is a cunning politician Sith lord—it was just horribly executed and poorly acted. A better director and someone telling Lucas no would have pulled those off.

Conversely, the sequels were well acted and beautifully shot, but they had no semblance of a cohesive story or narrative whatsoever.

Lucasfilm really made a mistake in not bringing Lucas in to help with a story arch before they did anything in lieu of having absolutely no plan and leaving it up the director of each film.


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