James Cameron Seems to Like the Prequels More Than 'The Force Awakens'

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 7:39PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 7:39PM
James Cameron Seems to Like the Prequels More Than 'The Force Awakens'
It looks like James Cameron isn't a huge fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The director behind some of the most successful science fiction movies of all time, like Aliens, Terminator 2, and Avatar, was asked in a recent YouTube interview by reporter Hannah Litchfield how he felt about the newest Star Wars movie, and he does his best to try and not outright insult it. 

Opening quote
"George Lucas is a friend of mine, and he and I were having a good conversation the other day about [The Force Awakens]. I don't want to say too much about the film because I also have a lot of respect for J.J. Abrams and I want to see where they're taking it next, you know? See what they're doing with it."
Closing quote


Ouch. Color Cameron unimpressed. He doesn't trash the film, probably because he doesn't want to drag Abrams' name through the mud, but it's pretty clear he's not a big fan of the film. He goes on to explain why, and even implies that he prefers the prequel films to The Force Awakens.

Opening quote
"I have to say that I felt George's group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters. So for me the jury's out, I want to see where they go with it."
Closing quote


Cameron's criticism is probably the most common one leveled at the film: That it was an unoriginal exercise in nostalgia that recreated the first Star Wars film without bringing anything new to the table. But regardless of what Cameron thinks, the movie made $2 billion, so obviously a lot more people liked the movie than didn't.



Via: io9.
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