People don’t really need any more reasons to see ‘‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ on the biggest screen possible. Judging by the epic trailers and TV spots, fans should totally be compelled to view the next adventure in a galaxy far, far away in IMAX if their budget allows for it. But just in case you weren’t convinced yet, the people involved in the film make a pretty solid case.
In a new featurette released this week, director J.J. Abrams talks about his reasoning behind utilizing IMAX 70mm film stock to shoot key sequences in ‘Episode VII’. Then, stars Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, and Adam Driver weighed in with their thoughts on how the technology has elevated the overall viewing experience of the movie. You can check it out below:
If you’re looking to go a step further with the way you view ‘The Force Awakens’ next week, you can also opt to see it in IMAX 3D laser projection. Of course, you’d have to live near one of the seven theaters in North America (most of which are in California) for this to happen, but if you do, this is described as the best way to view the film. While speaking to The Associated Press, Abrams talks about some advantages to taking advantage of this method:
“As someone who really hasn’t been the most vocal advocate of 3D, the strangest thing happened to me on this. When I was watching the reels in 3D, there were a number of shots — and I know this sounds insane — that I hadn’t understood in the three-dimensional space quite the way I did when I saw them in 3D. I actually felt that there were things that were playing better in 3D. I had never felt that before. And if people have access to a theater that has laser projection, it is shockingly better. You cannot compare a traditionally projected image with a laser image. The blacks are true blacks. It’s almost as if you have to adjust to it.”
No matter how you decide to see, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, legions of fans will definitely be out in droves next weekend to see the highly anticipated next chapter in the saga. But how will you choose to view it? Will you opt for the more extravagant movie watching options like IMAX or IMAX 3D? Or will you stick with the regular 2D presentation? Sound off in the comments.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker hits theaters on December 18, 2015.