Last Jedi director Rian Johnson tweets Star Wars prequel positivity
George Lucas covered entitlement, fear and fascism in the prequels, Johnson said.
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"[George] Lucas made a gorgeous 7-hour long movie for children about how entitlement and fear of loss turns good people into fascists," Johnson tweeted. He added that original writer and director Lucas also "did it while spearheading nearly every technical sea change in modern filmmaking of the past 30 years."
His tweet came in response to a question from a fan asking him to "say a genuinely nice thing about the Star Wars prequels."