Star Wars 8 Director Rian Johnson Defends the Prequel Trilogy

Rian Johnson Star Wars 8

Years before George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, the filmmaker set out to bring back the magic of the original Star Wars movie trilogy by telling the story of Anakin Skywalker’s turn into Darth Vader via a prequel film trilogy. Audiences were eager to see more from the galaxy far, far away, but the end result was not as they hoped. The prequels have repeatedly been on the receiving end of criticism due to an over-reliance on VFX, wooden acting and dialogue, among other common complaints.

At the same time though, the backlash against the Star Wars prequel trilogy has brought out defenders of George Lucas’ films, based on their creativity and how they expanded the Star Wars universe. Well, it now appears as though you …

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