George Lucas,  Prequel Trilogy

Mark Hamill praises the CGI and the originality of the Prequels


From Metro US:

“While they grossed the combined total of just under $2.5 billion at the box office, [the prequels] were heavily maligned by fans for moving away from the sci-fi spectacle that made the original three films so beloved. But it turns out that’s exactly what Mark Hamill loved about them.

“What I thought was great about the prequels was the different technology that I had never seen before. All that CGI. And the fact that [George Lucas] wasn’t trying to do the same experience all over again.”

According to Hamill, George Lucas’ trajectory with the “Star Wars” prequels at least took the films down a brand new terrain, while J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens” instead tried to tap into what made the original films so popular.

“I thought ‘The Force Awakens’ did that more than the early ones, because it had that the girl from a different planet, the death star, the Cantina sequence.”

When I asked Hamill whether that was Abrams’ intention, he responded, “Of course! He was trying to figure out what was it about the original movies that everybody loved. And that’s a different thought process than what George would have done. Because he would go, ‘I had a beginning, middle, and an end’.””

Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker in Episodes IV through VIII.


  • andywylde77

    Damn! Mark is just killing it with his wisdom. He truly is the grandmaster of the Jedi. In real life and in the SW universe. To me Hamill is the Ambassador of the SW fandom. As Lucas is the creator of SW. I have already said how great Mark is and he continues to reinforce my belief in that.

    • Cryogenic

      I agree. MH is very wise and very smart. Lucas couldn’t have picked a better person to play Luke or serve as ambassador of the series/fandom. And now we see MH seamlessly fitting in with modern culture and continuing to keep it real under Disney. His remarks are perceptive, on-point, wonderfully oblique, and joyously wry. He has a pithy quality not unlike the man who picked him “a long time ago” to play a whiny, dirt-kicking, down-on-his-luck desert rat who becomes a cyborg priest and purposeful Dark Side defeater of the universe.

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