I’ve never been a big fan of the Star Wars universe. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it’s older than I am, maybe it just never grabbed my imagination.
As a big film fan I am ashamed to say I have never seen the whole original trilogy and none of the later ones either. So why am I blogging about it?
When I saw that JJ Abrams was directing a new story as Episode 7 it peaked my interest as I have always enjoyed his work, but what has really peaked my interest is the way the film has been made.
The sets are real, the costume are real. Stars of the original have returned instead of being replaced. It’s real film making.
As I may have mentioned before, I am a fan of film maker Kevin Smith and a while back he was invited to visit the set of E7 and he had this to say;
“I saw old friends who I haven’t seen since my childhood, who aren’t really friends, but I love them more than some of my fucking relatives. I saw uniforms, I saw artillery I haven’t seen since I was a kid. I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that was real. I walked across the set, there were explosions. And it looked like a shot right out of a Star Wars movie.”
This excited me. a current popular director is making an old skool movie, with little green screen and a bucket load of passion.
Check out the latest behind the scene footage recently shown at the comic con in San Diego.
I might even have to watch the first 6 films!! In which order should I watch them?
Are you excited for Star Wars?
Do prefer green screen or practical effects?
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As always, thanks for reading.