Joss Whedon's Problem With THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
As part of EW's massive interview with the director of The Avengers, Whedon is quizzed about which sequels he feels "get it right". One movie he lists is arguably the most popular of the Star Wars flicks, although he does have a big problem with the ending..or lack of one!
Whenever a sequel to a big, effects heavy type movie is in the works The Empire Strikes Back is always brought up as an example of a movie that improved in pretty much every way over its predecessor, and exeeded expectations. Joss Whedon will soon get to work on The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and he doesn't break the trend when asked which sequels he thinks got it right..but he does have something to add! It seems Whedon wasn't a big fan of Empire's cliffhanger ending, which saw Han Solo taken by Bobba Fett and Chewie and Lando give chase. “Empire committed the cardinal sin of not actually ending, which at the time I was appalled by and I still think it was a terrible idea.” Admits the director. EW then ask Whedon if he feels the movie has a bad ending. "Well, it’s not an ending, it’s a Come Back Next Week, or in three years. And that upsets me," he replies. "I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end I’ll go to a French movie. That’s a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself, it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.” What do you think? Was Empire's ending...and ending? Click on the link below for Whedon's thoughts on the Twilight movies.
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