JJ Abrams Talks Tone For New Star Wars Movies


So one of the many questions that has been going around about the sequel trilogy is how is it going to feel compared to the others. Well, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the evasive Abrams speaks a little about what we can expect from the next set of films.

“It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator George Lucas’] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic. I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right.”

So with the next set of films, it won’t seem so cartoony as much as the prequels did. At least, that’s what we’re hoping for. One way that he can bring it a real feel, is to follow the original trilogy with real sets and costumes. Let’s hope that he tries to avoid the over abundance of CGI that most movies rely on to draw their audiences today.

3 thoughts on “JJ Abrams Talks Tone For New Star Wars Movies

  1. The CGI is what scares me. And it actually deters me from going to the movies and watching action movies ESPECIALLY. I can’t do the fake crap anymore. Give me a gas bomb that looks like an after thought over the CGI which clearly looks fake.

    So Star Wars, OK it grew with technology, that’s cool. But you don’t HAVE to overkill the technology. Recreating Mostafar, sure a cgi scene is easiest, but what about all the droids (remote control cars) and the troopers in episode 6, actual humans in line to greet the emperor…

    CONTENT is what makes a website for example. Text provides the information you’re looking for and will read etc ”content” Graphics on the other hand isn’t content it’s a filler a grabbing device for attention. Once you have the attention fill in the content. The content for Star Wars is the real life aspect of being on the frontier. Ain’t nothing pretty on the frontiers. Don’t need anything CGI about a flying car, in the 1970’s they made flying cars without CGI… arg

    What I am trying to convey, is please limit the CGI so we can watch a movie and not some Marvel of Technology, we already know it can be done, now give us a story we want to watch, not some long drawn out battle… but just good old sabers made of broomsticks.

    1. I completely agree! I’m over the whole the CGI aspect of movies these days. I like to write so when it comes to plot that’s what I tend to look for. Sure CGI can be awesome and some scenes need to be done in order to convey a reality that we can’t imitate with real sets, but I agree, they’ve done it in the past. That’s what I like about this new trilogy and JJ Abrams taking control. He’s all about real costumes and sets. I like that they said they’re planning on balancing it out instead of the CGI nightmare that we call the prequels.

      1. Just as long as he keeps true to his word… the EU is SO BIG! Disney needs to tread lightly because they could lose many generations of fans if they aren’t and that’s bad.

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