James Cameron on Star Wars Force Awakens: Most of us who are die-hard Star Wars fans were pleasantly surprised by the J.J. Abrams directed seventh episode Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After the horrible prequels, we really wanted to see an extremely well- directed Star Wars movie onscreen. The Force Awakens had the feel and the tone we wanted, it embraced the magic of original Star Wars movies which made us fell in love with the universe at the first place, but one influential industry voice has an entirely different opinion. He feels the movie failed to explore new frontiers of the universe.
James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar), one of the most successful and visionary director working in the entertainment industry is not a great fan of Star Wars. He expressed his anguish over the seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise and thinks that it was repetitive of the original trilogies.
“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.”
“George Lucas is a friend of mine and he and I were having a good conversation the other day about it, 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, to see what they’re doing with it.”
“I have to say that I felt that 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.”
He further added “For me the jury’s still out, I want to see where they go with it.”