George Lucas has seen The Force Awakens and offers his thoughts


Steven Spielberg has supposedly seen The Force Awakens three times now, which means he’d probably do well in the #AlamoJedi contest. I’m sure J.J. Abrams has watched through it more, but many people wonder what George Lucas thinks about Episode VII given his recent statements about the sequel.

About two weeks ago, we reported that George Lucas had zero input on The Force Awakens, and that he likened his break from Star Wars to a divorce. Star Wars producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently said that despite this lack of involvement, Lucas liked The Force Awakens.

Lucas finally offered his reaction to seeing The Force Awakens, and it goes a little something like this: “I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”

Okay, then. That’s a pretty tepid “like.”

As /Film’s Ethan Anderton points out, the choice of words is somewhat revealing. This is not the Star Wars sequel that Lucas would have made, but he does feel that this is the movie that fans wanted. (Having made the prequels and endured round after round of backlash, Lucas should know a thing or two about making things that fans don’t want.)

Perhaps more candid and even critical comments from Lucas will be offered once the film is out. He may even talk about his own vision for where the series would have gone.

But I wonder. Is The Force Awakens the Star Wars movie Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now?

[via /Film]
Hubert Vigilla
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