This weekend at Disney's D23 Expo there was a Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi panel and as part of that director Rian Johnson dropped a behind the scenes video that I found fairly surprising. From the looks of the puppets, effects and more it looks like Johnson is taking things in a slightly new direction while keeping the spirit of Star Wars intact. Or at least that's what the feature told me. I'm really happy to get these behind the scenes videos and trailers spread out over the months leading up to the December release date for this movie. It's nice to see how things are moving along and have fresh stuff to talk about while we all dig in for 5 months until episode VII comes. Seems like it was just yesterday when we were crazily awaiting The Force Awakens and now Episode 8 is nearly here.

It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/18/2017 at 04:44pm

Don't you normally avoid these types of videos before a Star Wars movie? Is this not spoilerish?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/19/2017 at 02:54am

> Don't you normally avoid these types of videos before a Star Wars movie? Is this not spoilerish?

I watched each of the trailers and behind the scenes thingy like this before The Force Awakens up to a certain point. A couple months before the movie dropped I felt like the trailers and some discussion was getting a bit too far for me but this video on it's own is fine.

That said, I started reading a tear down of this video going at it clip by clip and I stopped. They were analyzing it well but the way they put it together WAS too spoilery because I don't really watch these videos with an eye to "sewing together all the details." I just watch it as a collection of clips but if I went through it frame by frame I bet it would be too spoilery for me.

TLDR;

No, but at some point in the future I might avoid trailers.

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