Published On: Sat, Feb 6th, 2010

‘Avatar’ brings nightmare for ‘Star Wars’ fans: ‘Star Wars 3D’

“Avatar” can count one impressive fan amongst their legions: George Lucas, the creator of the “Star Wars” saga.

“I’m happy it’s so successful, and worked very well in 3D,” Lucas explained to Access Hollywood about “Avatar”.

“I haven’t been a big fan of 3D, but that movie definitely improves in [the field of] 3D.”

Attention Star Wars geeks: here it comes, get ready for it….

photo/Lucasfilm via Star Wars Facebook page

photo/Lucasfilm via Star Wars Facebook page

“We’ve been looking for years and years and years of trying to take Star Wars and put it in 3D … But, the technology hasn’t been there. We’ve been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen.”

Oh the agony.

So, I’m a huge fan of “Star Wars” (huge fan doesn’t even describe it as my wife says over my shoulder) but I’ll be the first to admit that George Lucas is a one-trick-pony.

Lucas soon discovered the harsh reality of criticism after eager fans endured the horrific “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” – Lucas’ name recognition would not shield him from intense scrutiny and bad reviews.

But as Lucas admits, they’ve been trying for years, to find ANOTHER way to re-tool, re-package and re-sell his original Star Wars stories. After using CGI to recreate and redesign scenes, now Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie will battle the empire in 3-D.

Why not emulate James Cameron by creating a NEW story?

No, if it were Lucas, he’d be shouting how he’s now working on bringing the original Terminator series in 3-D.

Lucas is an incredibly skilled technician but Cameron has proved that he’s a far superior filmmaker and story teller.

It’s a shame that the “Star Wars” series will suffer from more tinkering instead of new ideas.

To quote by 13-year-old son (Zach): it’d be cool to see them in the theater, but 3-D sounds like a bad idea.

That’s my boy!

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


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