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Everyone liked the new ‘Star Wars’ movie – except George Lucas

todayJanuary 2, 2016

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With more than $1 billion in ticket sales and a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems like just about everybody is happy with the seventh installment of  “Star Wars” — except for George Lucas.

“Star Wars’” original creator sat down with Charlie Rose and had a few choice words for the franchise’s new owners at Disney and how they treated what he referred to as “his children.”

“I loved them. I created them. I’m very intimately involved in them,” Lucas said.

“And you sold them?” Rose asked.

“I sold them to the white slavers that take these things … (laughs),” Lucas said.

Calling Disney “slavers” seems pretty harsh, especially considering the company forked over $4 billion for Lucasfilm and all of its properties, including that galaxy far, far away.

Lucas later apologized for what he called a “very inappropriate analogy” and told Variety in a statement, “Disney is doing an incredible job of taking care of and expanding the franchise.”

But during the interview, he wasn’t nearly as positive about the film’s creative addition to the franchise. He said “The Force Awakens” is more of a retro movie and accused it of not having any new ideas, which isn’t entirely unfair.

No spoilers, but the movie does hit a lot of the same plot points as previous “Star Wars” films. Although, maybe new ideas aren’t always for the best.

Source: austin360.com

Written by: New Generation Radio

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