#RogueOne came out last December and managed to blow away all Star Wars fans with a fresh and unique story for fans to enjoy. The 2016 blockbuster was praised for its outstanding achievements in visual effects. Just as the previous trilogies moved the visual effects industry forward, the most recent Star Wars films have done the same. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was nominated for Best Visual Effects by the Academy and now, Lucasfilm has released a stunning VFX breakdown clip in anticipation of the Oscars.
We have seen some impressive VFX breakdowns from many blockbusters such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, but this Rogue One video clip is nothing short of breathtaking. The clip starts off by showing us that the entire city of Jedha was created by CGI, or at least the parts where we saw it from a distance. The amount of detail that Industrial Light & Magic put into it is absolutely mind-boggling and you can barely imagine how much time and effort it took to create it.
The clip also included the amazing sequence where the Death Star attacked Jedha along with the Battle of Scarif and how ILM incorporated live-action footage along with CGI elements. ILM has never disappointed us before with movies such as the original Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and many other classics that have pushed the limits of the medium.
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As a viewer, we sometimes forget how a very quick scene that may only last a second or two has an immense amount of work put into it. While I wish the movie good luck when competing for the Best Visual Effects Oscar, it does have some immense competition such as Doctor Strange and The Jungle Book (but Disney produced all three movies — so it's a win-win situation for them). In the end, most of us can definitely agree that all the work was worth it.
Which movie do you think will win Best Visual Effects this year at the Oscars?
What did you guys think of the Rogue One VFX breakdown clip? Which movie do you believe will win Best Visual Effects this year at the Oscar's? Tell me below!