Posted by Brett (Maverick) Lambert from Port3.westworld.ca on April 19, 2000 at 17:51:34:
In Reply to: Good points posted by Michaelson on April 17, 2000 at 17:53:52:
: I would say that what we've been reading here at the forum has been a classic example of "yeah, sure, but what has he done for us LATELY!" No one ever remembers the items you mention above in that light. I guess there are valid points to both sides of the argument, as he did create everything you mention above, but they all occured in the late '70s and sporatically throughout the 80's. It's 2000 now. The natives are restless to experience what many of us experienced first hand at the premiers of those classics you mention that occurred so many years ago. They want the same shot, and it hasn't been delivered to date. Even I was surprised at myself when I borrowed and watched the new SW movie on small screen recently. It actually took me 3 days to get through it, as I kept wandering off after losing interest at certain stages of the story development, and I saw it in the theater when it came out. I just don't do that, regardless of how good or bad a film is. Who's at fault? I'm not sure. I certainly hope that he hasn't lost the magic he had when we first saw his original works. I personally don't think so. I agree the bashing has received to date needs to stop, but like I said before, I can understand the frustration. I also don't think we should be to the point of the hanging him in effigy yet. Even great ball players get in a slump now and again, no matter how hard they try. Sooner or later they get back up there. I honestly believe Lucas will deliver again at the level everyone expects, and Indy IV will be another crown jewel in the collection of so many past Lucas successes. Regards. Michaelson
You say Lucas hasn't brought us anything great since the days of wrapping up Last Crusade in 1989. I'll have to disagree there. Although you didn't like The Phantom Menace, I loved it and thought it was worthy of his prior classics although it did have its weaknesses. But how can you forget Young Indy! It was a fantastic series! I have no opinion on how Indy 4 will be since we have no idea what the plot is but I hardly think it'll be as good as Raiders or ToD. Maybe LC, but that's it. Oh, and for all you people who are worried that Lucas is going to ruin the prequels, take comfort, he recently hired Jonathan Hales, a frequent writer for Young Indy to help him out in the scripting and story. Kinda like Lawrence Kasdan for The Empire Strikes Back. This is great news!
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