Letters: May 20, 2002

Inside the New Star Wars

As a lifelong fan of the Star Wars saga, I have nothing but the utmost respect for writer-producer-director George Lucas [ARTS, April 29]. I'm looking forward to Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones, but Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace was a bad movie because it was a weak story poorly told. It focused on arcane trade disputes and internecine politics instead of characters. Too many key scenes were designed to show off all the new tricks and special effects. As for Lucas' assertion that he can't make his films for fans, I agree that...

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