Ryan McAvoy said:
Oh and George, Ric McCallum and the rest of the crew thought TPM was cr*p too (Not just OT fans). Anybody got a link to that footage of them in stunned and horrified silence for a few seconds after the first private screening?
If that's true, how come they didn't just throw it out and do it over again? Especially since they had it planned out from the start?
They did re-edit a lot of the movie, particularly the last act. I think they were counting on the same miracle that made Star Wars '77 watchable after the rough cut.