137th Gebirg wrote:
The frustration for many (including myself) comes from the fact that, back in the beginning, Lucas DID understand that superior visual effects are to be used as a tool to enhance good storytelling. That's why he created ILM. The story should never be built around the effects, but always the other way around. He KNEW this at one time.
At some point between the two trilogies, Lucas just seemed to have lost his way...
When you read his unfilmed scripts, he never knew that. Ever read Indiana Jones and the Monkey King? Technology in the 80s and early 90s restricted his imagination a great deal.