The Maker George Lucas discusses The Phantom Menace and gets into some details of the 1999 prequel, looking at elements that he feels may have bamboozled audiences of the time.
With The Last Jedi polarizing opinion (but still raking in $533,089,228 domestic, $523,300,000 international for a worldwide total of $1,056,389,228 in just 18 days) THR’s Heat Vision look back at The Phantom Menace DVD extra’s and Lucas’ uncertainty at the new editing style of the film.
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. But, at the same time, I have done it a little more extremely than I have done it in the past.
It’s stylistically designed to be that way, and you can’t undo that, but we can diminish the affects of it.
We can slow it down a little bit, so if it’s intense for us, a regular person is going to go nuts.