In Star Wars The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Star Wars The Last Jedi is now available on Blu-ray. The disks are packed with amazing extras that include deleted scenes, documentaries, interviews, and visual effects featurettes.
From practical to CGI, the Star Wars movies has always been on the forefront of groundbreaking visual effects. The Last Jedi is not excluded, the visuals will blow your mind.
Regardless of how great computer-generated images look in films, it seems that hardcore Star Wars fans gravitate towards practical effects. The question is why? Luckily, we had a chance to speak to visual effects supervisor Chris Corbould and we asked him that question.
Q: Why do you think people gravitate to practical effects more?
I think you need a combination these days to be perfectly honest. I think great practical effects are great because they give the actors something to react to. Instead of reacting to Green Screen they may be reacting to a rigged explosion going on In the background or some other weird things going on. I think when you see a real practical effect, for example, the truck flipping over in The Dark Knight, I think it takes your breath away. You’ve got to tip your hat off at the army of guys testing it, building it, and who shot these great effects. Nowadays we are able to do some great special effects because of the cooperation we have with special effects these days. They help us out a lot as much as we help them. It’s a great marriage!
You can listen to the entire interview below