Kevin Smith is very well respected within the geek community and his opinion matters a lot to some people. He truly understands what it means to be a great film or comic book and according to him, he has seen a chunk of one of the most anticipated films in the last 20 years!
On his podcast, Hollywood Babble On, he revealed to his co-host Ralph Garman that J.J. Abrams showed him a chunk of The Force Awakens and he had a lot of great things to say about it!
Kevin Smith says The Force Awakens took him back to 1977!
If anyone is a fan of Star Wars it is Kevin Smith! On his shows and multiple podcast he often expresses his love for the franchise. Apparently, The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams showed him a chunk of the film! While he wasn't able to directly say it was Star Wars, he definitely made it clear that that is what he was eluding to. Check out what he said:
“I saw a buddy of mine, a filmmaker friend, who is making this movie that is so fucking wonderful,” the director says. “And I saw a chunk of it. And it was… spellbinding. It’s the only way I can describe it. It’s like, I love movies and sometimes I over praise them and shit, but this is the only way I can describe this: it was like – not figuratively, literally – being transported to the fountain of youth. And having the fountain of youth taking me back to 1977. First time I saw a picture called Star Wars. I can’t say much more.”
Explicits aside, Kevin Smith made it clear that he saw a chunk ofStar Wars
and it took him back to 1977. This is the feeling that myself and many others have gotten after watching the final trailer. If this is how Kevin Sith feels, this makes me overwhelmingly excited!
J.J. Abrams has done it!
There has been some who have doubted J.J. Abrams ability to capture the magic of Star Wars again and according to Kevin Smith, he has done it!
“There’s a lot of hope out there,” he continued. “But there’s still that cynical edge that’s still leaning forward in their seats and saying, ‘could it be? Did he do it?’ And I fucking promise you – as I hold back the tears – he beyond fucking did it.”
From what I am seeing and hearing from Abrams, I have no reason to doubt Kevin Smith stance on the job he has done. Kevin Smith is a fan, much like many of us, who ere captivated by the original trilogy and I value his opinion greatly, especially when it comes to Star Wars.
The Force Awakens will be MAGICAL!
Many of you that have been waiting over 30 years to get that feeling that you got from the original trilogy should be very excited! Say what you will about Kevin Smith, he knows quality and he definitely knows Star Wars. If he has seen a good chunk of the film and says he feels as if he entered the fountain of youth should believe him! The feeling in the theater on December 18th is truly going to magical! Do or Do Not, there is no try...