As it’s May the Fourth, you may have noticed a slight increase in the amount of Star Wars content on all corners of the internet, but there’s never a bad time to celebrate George Lucas’ franchise. We’ve seen Star Wars fans sharing all manner of content today, and that includes STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI writer/director Rian Johnson, who took to Twitter to share a rather fantastic behind-the-scenes video detailing a test of one of the film’s practical stunts.
If you recall, when Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) discovered that Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) had been Force-Skyping behind his back (you can check out that moment here), he reacted strongly and caused the stone hut they were in to…well, explode. It’s a powerful moment, and one that I had assumed was a digital effect, only to later discover that it was done for realsies.
Chris Corbould testing the practical (!!) effect his team created for TLJ. Happy #maythefourthbewithyou to all the incredible technicians who pull stuff like this off over the years, and to the best fans in the galaxy. ?? pic.twitter.com/rYd3h1NShm
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) May 4, 2021
Which poor bastard had to clean all of that up for the next test? Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi has continues to be divisive among Star Wars fans (although Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did take a bit of the heat off), I do appreciate what Rian Johnson delivered. Sure, it may not have given me everything I was expecting and I may not agree with every choice, but it’s a film I’ve found myself enjoying more and more each time around.