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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Right now, critics are all but raving about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest entry in the ongoing epic saga that is Star Wars. I’ve already given my own thoughts about the film in my full review (which you can check out HERE), but of course, you’re not here for that. You’re here to hear what Star Wars creator and former overlord George Lucas had to say about the film.

According to THR, a rep for Lucas stated that Lucas thought the film was “beautifully made.”

The rep then added, “And in speaking with director Rian Johnson after viewing was complimentary.”

We have to say, this is a bit of a step up from his thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While Lucas never bashed the film, his comments to Vulture a couple years back did imply a bit of a sting.

Here’s what he said back then:

“I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”

So given that backhanded praise, I’d say “beautifully made” is quite the step up. Then again, his most recent comments were from a rep, so we can never know what he really thinks.

While Lucas has been very good about being pleasant about the whole experience. However, it does still seem as though there’s a bit of bitterness for Lucasfilm not accepting any of his help. This is a decision that I personally think was the right one, given Lucas’ track record, but even Mark Hamill reportedly wished they had allowed Lucas to remain involved.

Regardless, Star Wars: The Last Jedi seems like another feather in Lucasfilm’s cap before they move into the biggest wild card: Solo: A Star Wars Story.

What do you think of Lucas’ comments? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: THR, Vulture

  • Moby85

    I actually think Lucas might only be giving measured praise with this recent comment of his. I’ve watched dozens of spoiler-free reviews now and Rian Johnson’s directing from a visual perspective has been universally praised. But notice how Lucas doesn’t praise the characters or plot.

    • Victor Roa

      Lucas has a long history of passive aggressive, sarcastic and self deprecating remakes

  • Kronx

    Lucas is the last guy on the planet who could watch A Star Wars film and give an unbiased opinion. It’s like asking a guy what he thinks of the job you’re doing banging his ex-wife. No, he wouldn’t have done it that way, and that’s why they got divorced.

    Lucas made the right decision to move on. And it needed to be a clean break. Maybe that’s painful at certain moments, but in the end it was the best way to do it.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    He says it was beautifully shot right before he runs of and cries into a huge pile of money.

  • donzai

    that does not mean he liked it. i have seen plenty of brilliantly shot films that was crap. beyonce videos are ‘beautifully shot’ lmfao.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.