Did J.J. Abrams overuse special effects in his Star Wars movie? That may have been one of the worries fans had walking into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as many criticized George Lucas for his overuse of visual effects in the previous Star Wars trilogy. Now you can be the judge, as a special 10-minute video
The 10-minute video was initially uploaded on the official Oscars YouTube account, Uproxx reports, highlighting The Force Awakens special effects with the help of “before and after” footage. Soon after that, the video was posted on various YouTube accounts but it’s being promptly taken down at Disney’s request.
However, YouTube channel Disneyland Experience grabbed plenty of screenshots from the
Earlier on Thursday, the nominations for all Academy Awards categories were announced, with Star Wars scoring five for best film editing, best original score, best sound editing, best sound mixing and – obviously – for best visual effects. The Force Awakens will battle Ex Machina, Mad Max: Furry Road, The Martian and The Revenant for the VFX Oscar.
Disneyland Experience’s video coverage of the VFX in Star Wars follows below.