Simon Pegg isn’t just a great film star, but he’s also a super geek which means many of his fans love hearing his insights about various franchises. Curiously, the actor has turned face on one of his previous statements as he once called ‘The Phantom Menace’ a “jumped-up firework display of a toy advert.” After later starring in ‘The Force Awakens’ it seems like
The “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” story recently appeared on “The Adam Buxton Podcast” and was talking about the franchise. On it he shared that:
“I must admit, watching the last Star Wars film [The Last Jedi], the overriding feeling I got when I came out was, ‘I miss George Lucas.’
For all the complaining that I’d done about him in the prequels, there was something amazing about his imagination.
I do feel like his voice is missing from the current ones.”
No one can deny that the creator of “Star Wars” doesn’t have a great imagination. However, it is also hard to say that without that imagination being reigned in a bit we can get the pure magic from the franchise. These days, you have fans arguing as to if ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a great or horrible film and it can be easy to forget how much many fans hated the prequel trilogy from Jar Jar to emo Anakin Skywalker when it was released.
Do you agree with Simon Pegg that George Lucas is missing from the latest trilogy is a bad thing? Are you happy with how the franchise has developed the movies after Disney purchased Lucasfilm? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Digital Spy