George Lucas Says The Last Jedi Was 'Beautifully Made'

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George Lucas has probably gotten over the fact that he sold his life's passion to Disney more than 6 years ago now. It must also help that they are clearly trying to expand his vision and embrace the prequels he made as part of the canon. I can't exactly blame the guy for being a little sour after Disney threw his episode 7 ideas away, Star Wars is practically his life's work. 
With all that being said, it's great to hear that he enjoyed "The Last Jedi."

The Star Wars creator recently screened the highly-anticipated upcoming installment and thought it was "beautifully made," Connie Wethington, a rep for Lucas told Heat Vision.  "And in speaking with director Rian Johnson after viewing was complimentary," she added. 
The film, which I reviewed today, is great and clearly a very personal project or its writer-director Rian Johnson, so getting the approval from the series' creator must have meant the world to him.

The way Disney changed the trajectory of the Skywalker saga away from Lucas' vision is something that Mark Hamill revealed he wished they hadn't done: “What I wish is that they had been more accepting of his guidance and advice," Hamill told Metro. "Because he had an outline for [EpisodesVIIVIII and IX. And it is vastly different to what they have done. But then again, I don’t want to be an old stick in the mud," Hamill confessed. "There were the originals. There’s the prequels. But that’s all George. And now we have the next generation. And as far as I can see they are more popular than ever.”

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy last year and she explained that Lucas was "Not really” involved in any of the creative input of the new trilogy, but she added, “But he’ll whisper in my ear every now and then. Usually it’s something specific or important to him about Jedi training. Things like that.”

“I think he’s starting to settle into this and just be a fan,” she added. “It’s taken a while. It’s hard to let go, after 40 years. That’s a lot of expectation and things he thought a lot about. Suddenly that next generation, that whole thematic idea he came up with, is in process.”