7:25am PT by THR Staff
James Cameron Defends George Lucas' 'Star Wars' Titles, Says 'Force Awakens' Lacked "Imagination"
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.”
Watch the moment below, and see the full interview here.