'Star Wars' Director JJ Abrams on Using Less CGI and Focusing on Story Over Spectacle

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  • Published on Dec 12, 2019
  • 'The Force Awakens' and 'The Rise of Skywalker' director J.J. Abrams, talks Spielberg films, why he wants to use less CGI, and how his films center around story, not spectacle. He also touches on what he makes of FinnPoe and Stormpilot, the nonofficial name for fans' shipping of Finn and Poe.
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  • stroumpelstinski
    stroumpelstinski 3 days ago

    me when watching the title of the video 'TRAITORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

  • aaron k
    aaron k 6 days ago

    QUIT. You are terrible at what you do...

  • Lee Lorenz
    Lee Lorenz 7 days ago

    I'm just gonna make as if the last 3 films never happened. You clown!

  • Alfredo Castañeda García

    This guy won't do his hair properly, yet you all wanted him to deliver a good movie... Who's to blame here?

  • CharlieFoxtrot
    CharlieFoxtrot 18 days ago

    Broke: "Story over Spectacle"

    Woke: Character, theme, message > story > plot > spectacle. In that order. Fucking PERIOD. Oh and you don't need the camera zooming and whipping in EVERY shot because that is the cinematic language equivalent of TYPING EVERYTHING IN CAPS LOCK and then don't compound the hyperactivity by leaving the editing of said footage to a squirrel hopped up on a cocktail of crystal meth and flakka.

  • miko1975guitar
    miko1975guitar 22 days ago +1

    Focus on story? If he did that, Palpatine would not be in this latest disgrace. Abrams is a fraud. He cherry picks the past and has no original ideas of his own. The sequel trilogy was not necessary. He fucked star trek exactly the same way.

  • rosvel92
    rosvel92 23 days ago

    One of the worst director/writer working in Hollywood. The good things of the Star Wars sequels are all despite of him.

  • Joe Barksdale
    Joe Barksdale 23 days ago +1

    2:45 SMOOTH

  • Salim Huerta
    Salim Huerta 24 days ago

    I’m back and actually it wasn’t bad. If we can like officially destroy episode 7 and just leave the part of introducing characters and killing off Han Solo and connect that to episode 8 and remove the stupid shit from episode 8 then actually I’d be fine with it.

  • Derby Norington
    Derby Norington 24 days ago +1

    Star Trek and then Star Wars ,Didn't you have done a lot of damage

  • American Born Patriot.
    American Born Patriot. 25 days ago +1

    This dude is such a foul story teller.

  • UZU Entertainment
    UZU Entertainment 26 days ago

    Story over spectacle?? Does JJ realize what he directed?? 😅

  • Farhan Tastid
    Farhan Tastid 26 days ago

    You can't put a marvel clip in it.......think about it.

  • Y. Aboulala
    Y. Aboulala 27 days ago

    Please stop cinéma, merci beaucoup 🙏🌹

  • The Lexathon
    The Lexathon 28 days ago

    What story it was a ROTJ remake

  • The Narrator
    The Narrator 28 days ago +2

    What story, you didn’t make a story. Jar Jar Abrams is your name until further notice

  • NikoPrimitif
    NikoPrimitif 28 days ago +7

    he literally cut all of Anakin scenes from the last movie! thats the truth!

  • Joel Jensen
    Joel Jensen 28 days ago

    The prequels had story, spectacle, heart and depth. Lucas proved you can have all four in a Star Wars film.

  • Fernando Sor
    Fernando Sor 28 days ago +1

    All these modern day directors can produce excellent looking movies and even get good performances from
    The actors. However, you can only make a good movie based on a script. The dialogue and all the story come from the writing. Story boards and the visuals come later. Which JJ is good at. They probably should have had a novelist write a proper trilogy for these movies and just based their screen play as a direct adaptation from the novel form. These new movies were too slapped together story wise. The result was unfortunate.

  • Space Chicken
    Space Chicken 28 days ago

    Romance isn't a thing? What ever happened to R2D2 and C3PO's relationship. Cutest couple ever man.

  • neonrot77
    neonrot77 28 days ago

    Less CGI
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  • octagonproplex
    octagonproplex 29 days ago

    Oh, well as long as everybody's orifice proclivities are being represented compassionately, we're all perfectly enobled here.
    I mean, that should about cover the whole gambit of human diversity. It's not like humans gain the majority of their variants from their disciplined moral principles stemming from their sentient volition sense of properly responsible utility for validation, so don't bother representing that ratio of peoples with any vigor or fairness. Just have this one vague vapidity of faux virtue signaled without any semblance of reason, confusion, deduction, or exclusion to any possible purpose beyond commercially current whim indulgence. Yep - we did it JJ - brave and bold equality for all!

  • Toyko Rose
    Toyko Rose 29 days ago

    I’m sorry but you can’t make someone good and not even 2 seconds later kill them off 😐
    peeps be booing in the movie theater when i went to see it 😂

  • ahmed siddique
    ahmed siddique Month ago +1

    JJ is Michael Bay's lovechild

  • Rogers Roger
    Rogers Roger Month ago +4

    This aged extremely badly.

  • Saurabh Mishra
    Saurabh Mishra Month ago +1

    he has 2 noes on a noes

  • Auri Oswin
    Auri Oswin Month ago

    he said lgbt fans are gonna be pleased with his whole chest!! a 1.5 seconds kiss between 2 unknown characters is not gonna please them, what they needed was finnpoe : a healthy relationship between two men of color! disney’s homophobia once again jumped out

  • Scotchegz_
    Scotchegz_ Month ago

    Old cock nose!

  • Izzymanjohn 300
    Izzymanjohn 300 Month ago

    Kylo ren dies

  • SkyNet
    SkyNet Month ago +2

    J J Abrams Killer of dreams of Child. Shame on you !

  • Robert Phillips
    Robert Phillips Month ago +1

    Sooo, less spectacle and more story. How did that work out for you?

  • COD4Spetsnaz
    COD4Spetsnaz Month ago

    Well this aged well...

  • The_Lost_Son
    The_Lost_Son Month ago

    Story over spectacle?
    So the MCU is just spectacle? I cringe whenever this type of stuff is brought up because storytelling can use tools to do there job, to the point where VR and AR are going to be far more common place than not
    GFYs

    • leoisalion
      leoisalion 25 days ago

      mcu is just spectacle dont be delusional

  • EgocentricHead
    EgocentricHead Month ago

    His nose looks like a penis.

  • Grand Moff Tarkin
    Grand Moff Tarkin Month ago +2

    George Lucas already done that in the prequels.
    Prequels: 50%CGI and 50% practical effects blended together
    Originals: 99%practical effects due to technical limitation(I'm talking about non special editions)
    Sequels: Each sequel films had more CGI than prequels and originals combined

  • xZANZIBARZx
    xZANZIBARZx Month ago

    _You know it's bad if some of the corporate shills/critics break rank to be honest_
    #jjabramsisoverparty
    *_H/o/n/k H/o/n/k_*

  • matias297
    matias297 Month ago +2

    Well that was a fucking lie

  • iWillWakeYouUp
    iWillWakeYouUp Month ago

    Another "fellow white man" undermining society by working his subversive BS into the media we consume.

  • The One
    The One Month ago +2

    Finn and Poe are not fucking gay! Get over it! Fucking SJWs trying to force this shit in there.

  • Josh Hailes
    Josh Hailes Month ago

    I actually enjoyd this interview the msot out of ones I've seen JJ give. Lots of respect for the interviewer & video editor for getting some great stuff out of JJ.

  • Raj
    Raj Month ago

    TFA was great. The last 1 hr of the last jedi was good. JJ is back with TROS. This shit better be legendary.

  • Ender13123
    Ender13123 Month ago +1

    JJ's so full of shit

  • PVP
    PVP Month ago +2

    Literally everything in Star Wars is cgi

  • Albertosaurs Channel

    Me: “Hey Jar Jar Abrams, What’s inside the Mystery Box?” 📦
    Jar Jar Abrams: Opens Box, “A Big Pile of Shit” 💩
    Me: 🙁😒😠😡🤬🖕

  • Peter Burman
    Peter Burman Month ago

    The people ripping on J.J need to grow up. He's a great filmmaker. You might not like his style, but he's very talented.

    • Ser Gro
      Ser Gro 28 days ago +1

      Peter Burman Next time wear your glasses!

  • Thomas Morris
    Thomas Morris Month ago +2

    I do not envy his position. No matter how perfect the film will be people, calling themselves ‘fans,’ will still hate it.

    • The Furlow
      The Furlow Month ago

      but what if its actually bad, check rotten tomatoes boi

  • CommonSense8102
    CommonSense8102 Month ago

    Lol J.J. is a clown who turned the Skywalker Saga into the Palpatine Saga. How the fuck do you not have Anakin show up? What a moron who doesnt understand Star Wars. This Trilogy will be forgotten and shunned for decades. What a truly heart-breaking end to something we all loved...once.

    • Nightfrost games
      Nightfrost games Month ago

      CommonSense8102 Luke, a Skywalker, is in this trilogy. Your account name isn’t accurate.

  • chilly22
    chilly22 Month ago

    we wont need to represent every type of person once we finally stop putting people into catagories.. why cant we be everything and anything we want to be.. and nobody bats an eyelid. humans are fucking obsessed with catagorising everything. i dont give a shit if someone is black white gay straight male female.. just dont be a dickhead.

  • Zach Bombrisk
    Zach Bombrisk Month ago

    They destroyed Star Wars and Anakin plus he has a dick for a nose sorry guys

  • spackoid
    spackoid Month ago

    Piss off dick nose!!!

  • kevinalvarado
    kevinalvarado Month ago +1

    Why is JJ's nose arousing me?

  • TheDragonSmasher
    TheDragonSmasher Month ago +1

    Yep episode 9 sure doesn't look like a bloated festival of generic space CGI

    • starkingbiker
      starkingbiker 29 days ago

      TheDragonSmasher my feelings on every marvel film

  • Hunter N
    Hunter N Month ago

    The Force Awakens consisted of a bunch of shitty looking muppets on Jakku and the story that was ripped straight out of A New Hope. How can he claim to know anything about story when he can’t really make a captivating original story

  • Chris R
    Chris R Month ago +1

    Get woke go broke.

  • Sam Rushton
    Sam Rushton Month ago

    doesn't look like that in the trailer

  • Joshua Jireh Marasigan

    Liar, and a hypocrite this director is!

  • Zac Carroll
    Zac Carroll Month ago +1

    Would love to see JJ direct the next Superman movie, especially since Bad Robot signed an overall deal with WB

  • Tom Gilligan
    Tom Gilligan Month ago

    So Finn and Poe get it on in this... awesome! Maybe they will have an epic lightsaber battle with their dongs!! Dong Wars: The Rise Of Dong.

    • Tom Gilligan
      Tom Gilligan Month ago

      Dong Wars Episode II: Chic-Fill-A Strikes Back

  • Alessandro Vitiello
    Alessandro Vitiello Month ago +2

    If you want to destroy star wars, I dare you to put gay characters in it.

  • Alessandro Vitiello

    Jar Jar Abrams, has a nickname ever fit so well?