Originally Posted by frazod
The thing is, Lucas has always been out of his ****ing mind. He's always needed somebody to filter the idiocy out of his genius. That happened during the first three movies - the last three, well, his word was law, we got ****ing horrible, and all his minions told him it was great.
It's really not that uncommon. Lucas is a genius when it comes to stories, creating strange new worlds creating exciting characters. His imagination is basically unparalleled in the history of cinema.
His weaknesses are screenwriting and directing. While he's not exactly a hack (American Graffiti and the original Star Wars), the screenplays and direction of his post-Star Wars work has left much to be desired.