George Lucas has admitted that he might have gone a bit far with The Phantom Menace.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter has shone the light on behind-the-scenes footage, which sees George Lucas unimpressed after watching a rough cut of the film.
Lucas continued: “It boggles the mind, I have thought about this quite a bit, and the tricky part is you almost can’t take any of those pieces out of it now because each one takes you to the next place. And you can’t jump because you don’t know where you are.”
Following a test screening, Lucas is seen having a “slightly heated exchange” with The Phantom Menace’s producer and editor.
Lucas adds: “I do a particular kind of movie of which this is consistent, but it is a very hard movie to follow.”
“We can slow it down a little bit, so if it’s intense for us, a regular person is going to go nuts.”
It’s great to hear that Lucas is finally admitting his failings with Episode 1. I’ll be waiting for upcoming regrets for Episode’s 2 and 3 soon.