Decades passed since the first star wars movie was released, Now it is not just a bunch of movies, it is a universe, a fictional yet comfort-world for millions. These million peoples owe their happiness and entertainment to Lucas. Although it is not just George Lucas, there was also Marcia Lucas, an Oscar winner editor. She was also the editor for the original “Star Wars”. Fans have this weird fetish of getting to know the reaction of people from the original trilogy about the Star wars features of this decade.
Recently it came to attention that Marcia Lucas was not happy with Disney’s last Star wars trilogy. She did not shy away from expressing what she believes; she stated that Kathleen Kennedy, the producer and also J.J. Abrams director of the last trilogy, does not really get the essence of it. Also, she was very vocal about the storylines being terrible. These statements came in front of the public, through an interview taken for the book, “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life”, by J.W. Rinzler. The book also comprises the experiences of the producer during his days of Star wars Production.
Lucas is very candid in the book about her opinion about the new era in the Star Wars universe, specifically the latest trilogy. She stated that,
“I like Kathleen. I always liked her. She was full of beans. She was really smart and really bright. Really wonderful woman. And I liked her husband, Frank. I liked them a lot. Now that she’s running Lucasfilm and making movies, it seems to me that Kathy Kennedy and J.J. Abrams don’t have a clue about ‘Star Wars.’ They don’t get it. And J.J. Abrams is writing these stories — when I saw that movie where they kill Han Solo, I was furious. I was furious when they killed Han Solo. Absolutely, positively there was no rhyme or reason to it. I thought, ‘You don’t get the Jedi story. You don’t get the magic of ‘Star Wars.’ You’re getting rid of Han Solo?’”
The recent generation does not acknowledge her in the way she deserved to be acknowledged. She won the Oscar for Best Editing and the movie was none other than “Star Wars” in 1977. She also carried on with her editing magic with movies like “Return of Jedi” and “The Empire Strikes Back”. The pinnacle moment of her academic career would be the editing for the battle sequence between the Death Star and Yavin. Although after her comments she was criticized for being too harsh and some even questioned her agility, but she was not just a Star Wars superstar or just the ex-wife of George Lucas (1969-83). She is a movie legend, she has movies like Taxi Driver, American Graffiti, Alice doesn’t live here anymore and, New York New York. She also got so many accolades for these other movies too, like BAFTA nods, Oscar Nominations.
Although, sometimes her criticizing became a little predictable too, as the Sith and Jedi Conflicts for every Star wars based content. All her criticized comments are about killing off characters, such as; Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, etc. Yeah, woman, I feel that too, it is heartbreaking. But she is not a hypocrite, it is not just about the old stars, the character Rey played by Daisy Ridley in Disney’s Trilogy sequel of Star Wars, also died and she is not happy about it too. In this context, she had to say,
“They have Luke disintegrate. They killed Han Solo. They killed Luke Skywalker. And they don’t have Princess Leia anymore. And they’re spitting out movies every year. And they think it’s important to appeal to a woman’s audience, so now their main character is this female, who’s supposed to have Jedi powers, but we don’t know how she got Jedi powers, or who she is. It sucks. The storylines are terrible. Just terrible. Awful. You can quote me — ‘J.J. Abrams, Kathy Kennedy — talk to me,’”