George Lucas admitted to a screening of the audience that he is “gone too far” with “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
Director George Lucas admitted to a screening of the audience that he is “gone too far in a few places” when in 1999 the “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
Lucas said that the story was “loose” in a rough version of the franchise a reboot. His comments were made in a “making of” featurette in the DVD film set, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s a little disjointed,” Lucas told the audience after the screening. “It’s bold in terms of jerking people around. I may have gone too far in a few places.”
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The hour-long “making of” footage also features Ben Burtt, the film of the film-editor, that criticism of the film is the pace.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in theaters earlier this month and has dominated the box office.
“In a space of about 90 seconds, you go from lamenting the death of a hero to escape from something comedic with Jar Jar, Anakin back … It’s a lot in a very short time,” Burtt said.
The images captured Rick McCallum, the fim producer of the film to view it with “his hand over his mouth” in shock.
“It boggles the mind,” Lucas told the audience. “I’ve thought about this quite a bit, and the tricky part is that you almost can’t take those pieces from it now, because everyone has to go to the next place. And you can’t jump because you don’t know where you are.”
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After the audience left the screening, the footage shows Lucas, McCallum and Burtt into a “slightly heated exchange.”
“I have a certain kind of movie of which this is consistent,” Lucas told Burtt and McCallum. “But it is a very hard film to follow. But, at the same time, I’ve done a bit more particular than I have done in the past. It is stylistically designed to be that way, and you can’t undo, but we can reduce the influence of the. We can slow down a bit, so if it’s intense for us, a regular person is to go nuts.”
The movie was not a hit with the public or the critics. The film has a 55 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics. The last “Star Wars” installment, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is currently in theaters has a 91 percent approval rating from the critics, but the public are split and gave 51 percent approval rating.