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Simon Pegg says Star Wars prequels were like “George Lucas killing his kid”

on November 10, 2015, 3:59pm

99% percent of the time anyone talks about Star Wars Episodes I through III, it’s in a negative context. You hear comments about the ridiculously uneven pacing, the generally boring plot, and the amazingly unlikeable characters. Every now and then, you might find someone able to come up with something positive. (Well, gee, the end of Revenge of the Sith was pretty neat to look at). However, Star Wars superfan Simon Pegg is not one of those people.

The comedic actor and writer, who served as a consultant on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and cameos as a flabby alien creature, recently expressed his views on the new trilogy in an interview with the New York Daily News. “I don’t really have any respect for anyone who thinks those films are good,” Pegg said (via The Playlist). “They’re not. [They’re] a monumental misunderstanding of what the [original] three films are about. It’s an exercise in utter infanticide … [like] George Lucas killing his kid.” Tell us what you really think, Simon.

Many fans have argued that the second trilogy might have stood a better chance had Lucas not insisted on directing the films himself. (He only helmed the first of the original three movies.) On December 18th, fans will get to experience a new Star Wars story sans the involvement of Lucas when The Force Awakens hits theaters.