Kevin Smith describes Star Wars Episode VII set visit

Kevin Smith was lucky enough to visit the set of Star Wars: Episode VII last month, and even though he's probably signed an NDA the size of a Death Star, he's given some cool details about his experience.

"[Abrams] had sent me an email out of the blue while they were shooting in Abu Dhabi last month," Smith said.

"So we go to the set and they're actually shooting, and they're shooting - and this is what I can't tell you what they were shooting - but what I saw I absolutely loved."

"It was tactile, it wasn't a series of f*cking green and blue screens in which later on digital characters would be added. It was there it was happening."

"I saw uniforms, I saw artillery that I haven't seen since I was a kid. I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that is real - I walked across the set, there were explosions - and it looked like a shot right out of an f*cking Star Wars movie," he said.

Smith also toured 'Stage M,' where he saw the full scale Millennium Falcon and got to walk around inside.

Smith's a card-carrying Star Wars geek, so if he says it looks good, it looks good.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18. We imagine we'll probably go and see it.

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