Mister Fandango wrote:
Because instead of improving his ability to tell a story, he devolved and ignored storytelling in order to advertise his special effects company. That's the main reason for me, anyway.
I don't really think it's anything that cynical. I just think he was so excited about the new technology, and so eager to create amazing new worlds and creatures for a new trilogy, that he lost sight of the story and characters. And forgot the importance of always keeping them front and center.
Which is ironic, because he was the one guy we thought would know
how to strike the right balance between story and special effects, when so many other scifi movies back then were going completely overboard with CGI.
Who would have thought he would end up being the worst offender of them all?