After a summer of Lucasfilm cramming “practical effects” marketing down fans throats, a new survey shows they want more advanced CGI in The Force Awakens.
Variety has the results of a new fan survey conducted by Harris Interactive that surveyed 2,031 adults in the US, and one result of the survey is a direct slap in the face to Lucasfilm’s “PRACTICAL EFFECTS” talking point that they shouted to every fan audience over the summer:
“Just 15% of fans surveyed cited director J.J. Abrams as fueling their high hopes for â€œForce Awakens.â€ Most of the excitement surrounds VFX: 36% of respondents said â€œmore advanced CGIâ€ technology is a reason it will be the best â€œStar Warsâ€ movie yet. Meanwhile, 25% cited a â€œmore interesting storyâ€; another 25% expect the movie to be â€œmore true to the â€˜Star Warsâ€™ seriesâ€; and 14% pointed to a better cast.”
These are real fans responding to a real survey. It was only a matter of time before the “practical effects” rhetoric blew up, and this survey is a great example that most fans don’t really care as long as the effects are done well.