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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

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.