Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Oscar Isaac Talks About The Film



Ever since the release of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (read our article on that here), everyone has been going crazy about getting any bit of information about the movie they can. Actor Oscar Isaac, who pilots an X-Wing in the film, talked with IGN and talked about his role in the film. He also talked about his role as the villain in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse (read our article on that here). In the interview with IGN, Isaac talked about the use of practical effects in the film, something everyone has been applauding the movie for in this age of CGI:

“There was just so much love poured into it and so much care. The thing is, when you rely on the latest technology to tell your story — and that’s it — that dates. It can date badly. Whereas, when you actually make the stuff, I think there’s something about that that is a little bit more ageless.”

I have always been an advocate of using practical effects when you can. Don't get me wrong. I think CGI is spectacular. However, there are some movies that overuse it and completely rely on it. And I completely agree with Isaac that it ages. CGI is best for enhancing the movie, not making the movie. And I am glad that The Force Awakens is trying to incorporate practical effects into the movie, when the norm has become just to use CGI. 

Isaac also talked a little bit about the controversy surrounding actor John Boyega playing a "black Stormtrooper". A lot of people were complaining about this, to which Boyega said "Get used to it" (you can read our article on that here). Isaac talked a bit about his thoughts on the backlash:

“What’s great about it is, it’s like, ‘Are you a racist? Here’s a perfect way of revealing that to everyone!’ [Laughs] What I loved about the trailer too is, like, the giant middle finger of the first thing you see, right off the bat: John’s face — BAM! So it is, yeah, ‘Just deal with it.’”

In my original article about Boyega's comments on the issue, I ranted about how idiotic the entire "controversy" was. I don't feel the need to get into another rant about it again, so if you want to read my thoughts on it, check out that article.

What do you think? Do you find Oscar Isaac's comments enlightnening? Are you looking forward to Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by: Nate
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