I like the Clone Wars series too but what I hate is that if he had done a better job with the prequels, there probably would be no need for a series. Seems like the series is there to make up for the prequels. As for the prequels, I like Ep 1 but HATE Jar Jar and don't like young Anakin, HATE Ep 2 and HATE Anakin, LOVE Ep 3 but only dislike Anakin slightly less.
Lucas' biggest problem is that he can't stand to sit back and let somebody else have the reigns. Never mind the fact that when he generates the ideas, and somebody ELSE does the directing (Kershner for Empire, Spielberg for the first three Indy flicks), an amazing movie comes as a result.
I know that they're friends, but even Speilberg has to know that George has lost it as a filmmaker. They had a really great script for the 4th Indy movie from Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Walking Dead, etc), and Lucas tossed it out completely because he thought his idea was better. Indiana Jones & sci-fi don't mix. If he could, I bet Spielberg would have nixed the idea, but he an Lucas are contractually obligated to be partners on the Indy series, so he had to go with it.
Lucas isn't content with merely being a cog in the machine, he wants to BE the machine, the one that does everything, and to quote Yoda: "That...is why you fail."
Fuck that clown too...
Originally Posted by redbellpeppers
Personally, I think that once a series, movie, or even story takes on the fan following of Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Transformers, or anything the like, it becomes the "property" so to speak, of the fan base. WE keep it alive with our thoughts and views... WE shell out the money to support the retail money pit that follows... WE create the blogs and sites worshiping these sagas... WE are the ones that suffer for the changes and BS flaws in the re-writes... Let the GD fans decide what THEY want to see, dont just say your taking your toys and going home because 90% of the fan base hates what your doing to your original creation that they fell in love with.