The Bearded Trio Weighs In On “Practical” Effects

2015 sure has spawned a cottage industry of videos debunking the idea the prequels were all CGI fests. The latest is one from The Bearded Trio, a blog that covers anything having to do with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, or John Williams:


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7 Responses to “The Bearded Trio Weighs In On “Practical” Effects”

  1. Nick Skywalker Says:

    Love seeing videos like this. I don’t even know where this whole “prequels were all CGI” gibberish came from. I especially loved the Italian scenes from AOTC. Just beautiful.

    Off topic, but I ran across this SW mashup video and it’s probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all day:

  2. susanbowes Says:

    One picture is worth a thousand words. 🙂 Great vid and it proves beyond all doubt that the prequels were much more than just CGI.

  3. susanbowes Says:

    Loved the goof vid on episode 7. It’s funny as hell. 🙂

  4. Hunk a Junk Says:

    The “practical effects” nonsense is JJ and Kathleen Kennedy working the refs. That’s all it is. They know how many practical effects were used in the PT (Kennedy even visited the sets) and they also know TFA will use a TON of CG. Their PR campaign serves two disingenuous purposes: it assures the hateboys that “we aren’t making movies like the ones you hated — wink, wink” and it fools the audience into assuming TFA will have far less CG than any of the PT movies. It’s a protection against criticism. But no matter how you slice it, the intended message is the same: “We know you hated the prequels and we promise we’re not making movies like that.” I wonder why they just don’t say that.

  5. Rob Wainfur Says:

    Thanks for featuring my video. I love the prequels and my main reason for doing this video was the current marketing campaign for TFA which seems to be using cheap shots at the prequels especially the ‘we’re returning to practical effects’ comments they keep using.

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