Hound of UIster wrote:
Essentially he choose to direct all three prequels and did a terrible job at it.
Let's not forget how bad the writing was. The best director ever wouldn't have been able to salvage that garbage.
The effects aren't the problem. A solid director with a solid script could stuff the movie full of snazzy SFX and not hurt anything. Directing and writing (and acting, which is partly the responsibility of the director) are the core of moviemaking. If you don't have those, it's like trying to build a house on sand, No foundation, it falls down.