Warning! There will be spoilers in this story. Today, we have an incredible VFX reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which shows the before and after of some key scenes in the movie. If you were wondering how a lot of these stunts were accomplished, or what was CG compared to practical effects on set, this video has your answer.
Running an almost full ten minutes, we get to see some never-before-released moments from the movie. The video kicks off with Daisy Ridley's Rey inside the crashed Star Destroyer on Jakku. We also get to see John Boyega's Finn and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron inside the Starkiller Base as they make their escape. You'll literally be amazed at how much is actually on set for the actors to interact with. This includes pieces of real TIE-Fighters and very real explosions.
We also get to see Finn's crashed TIE-Fighter on JAKKU, and it doesn't look much different without the added effects, as John Boyega has an actual crashed spaceship to work around. And the Jakku village where Rey and Finn first meet is completely real. It's interesting here to see how BB-8 is added into the footage, and what it took to bring him to life.
Other highlights include a helicopter providing the thrust wind for the Millennium Falcon. And we get to see scenes from the now iconic Rathtars scene that introduces Han Solo and Chewbacca to their new friends Rey and Finn. We also get to see how Lupita Nyong'o's Mo-Cap character Maz Kanata was created, and we get to watch Harrison Ford converse with an empty chair inside her castle.
Andy Serkis's Supreme Leader Snoke is also shown being brought to life, and we get to take a peek inside Adam Driver's private sanctuary as Kylo Ren. There is a lot of cool stuff in this extended behind-the-scenes look. If you haven't seen the movie yet (and who hasn't?), you probably don't want to watch this. Everyone else, marvel at the sights on display.