It's funny how Lucas is always held to much higher standards than other filmmakers who will go unnamed here. Lucas gives due appreciation to his collaborators, but it's still not enough. It's more like he's not supposed to give appreciation, he's supposed to say, "SW isn't mine. I didn't do jack. So-and-so did it all for me while I wandered around the set with a dumb look on my face."I very much agree. And it does seem that people are far harsher upon both Lucas and the films -- warranted or not -- perhaps because we, as a public, have a very fulsome collective ideal that we believe Star Wars *should* be held to (fair or otherwise), versus other movies; based upon these incredulous quarter-century-old memories of now-unattainable cinematic mien that the new ones cannot possibly even hope to live up to. This is generally why the new films are scrutinized within an milligauss of their digital signals with the religious ardor of a papal catechism.