I don't think the camera had anything to do with how good the trilogy was— the story simply had fundamental structuring issues that wouldn't let me "really" enjoy it. I wanted to love it, I really, really wanted to love it.
That said, the digital look didn't exactly help the story or the film as a whole. I don't like talking bad about RED or any other digital camera, but something just feels strange in most films shot on RED and I can't put my finger on it; just doesn't feel right, least of all for fantasy.
I think 35mm film or at the very least the Alexa might have given it an edge aesthetically speaking, but that would be very low on a long list of major issues with pacing, structuring etc, just... everything else that was wrong with the new films.
What on earth? This "acne" looks a little more like someone's skin being seared off with a hot iron or a flame thrower.