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James Cameron Defends George Lucas' 'Star Wars' Titles, Says 'Force Awakens' Lacked "Imagination"

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"This film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before, and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters."

James Cameron isn't the biggest fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The director recently shared his thoughts on J.J. Abrams' take on the blockbuster franchise, which he thought was mostly repetitive of the original trilogies.

"George Lucas is a friend of mine and he and I were having a good conversation the other day about it," he first qualified in an interview. "I don’t want to say too much about the film cause I also have a lot of respect for J.J. Abrams, and I want to see where they’re taking it next, to see what they’re doing with it."

However, he explained of the seventh installment, "I have to say that I felt that George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before, and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters."

"For me the jury’s still out," he added. "I want to see where they go with it.”

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Watch the moment below, and see the full interview here.

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