Rey's Instant Bread In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Real

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(Photo: Lucasfilm)

When you were watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there were probably several things that just outright amazed you. Maybe you were stunned by the aerial acrobatics of Poe Dameron and Black Squadron, blown away by Kylo Ren's Force Freeze ability, or shocked when that death hit.

But nothing was as amazing as that damn instant bread.

When Rey gets her one-quarter portion, she takes it home to her hollowed-out AT-AT from the old Battle of Jakku, slaps this little dehydrated bread into a pan, and with a little water and heat, it grows into a full loaf. It's amazing.

What's even cooler is that it's actually real.

"You wouldn't believe how long it took to actually perfect that one, that little tiny gag in the film," said Chris Corbould, VFX Supervisor for Force to MTV News. "It started off with the mechanics of getting the bread to rise and the liquid to disappear, but then there was the ongoing problem of what color should the bread be? What consistency should it be? Should it have cracks in it? Should it not have cracks in it?"

The process of developing that one, less than five second shot, took "about three months," mostly on the looks of the bread. Corbould warned that while it was edible, "you wouldn't want to eat it," as it had no nutritional value or real taste.

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  1. So, by "real" you mean "Not real at all?"

    • JoeCarr
    • 30 Posts in 23 Months

    Was I the only one thinking 'She dropped half of that powdered bread on the table... you'd think she'd be a bit more careful with her ration than just slopping it all over the place like that.'

    • JoeCarr
    • 30 Posts in 23 Months

    And as for Poe and Black squadron... Oh... so Star Fighters DESIGNED to combat other Star Fighters THIRTY YEARS AGO still beat the star fighters they were designed to defeat? NO SURPRISE THERE THEN. X-Wings are meant to shoot down TIE fighters... I don't care what you've done to them... they're still TIE fighters... that's why the empire had TIE interceptors at Endor... and why the EU brought in TIE defenders. Can't wait for the idiotic First Order to get wiped out so a competent Imperial force can rise.Don't even get me started on the Star Destroyers... Oh, Poe and Finn took out 2 turbolasers? 8 if we're saying each of the destroyed turrets had 8 turbolaser emplacements on them... WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 2992 TURBO LASERS THOSE STAR DESTROYERS CANONICALLY HAVE? And really? A Star Destroyer a little under twice the size of an Imp Deuce having over half the firepower of a freaking Super Star Destroyer? Something that's an 1/9th the size of a Super Star Destroyer? An Imp Deuce hardly had 100 Turbo Lasers... 8 Octuple Heavy Turbo LAser batteries along the sides of the bridge as it's main cannons and 50 Turbolasers with point defence lasers as secondaries. But somehow the First Order crammed in 3000 turbo lasers? What is this BS? Disney has ruined star wars for me... It was all about the vehicles... even the prequels were better than the trash we have now. Jar-Jar was never an issue for me... it was about the lines of the J-type 327 or the The C-9979 landing craft dropping down and delivering MTTs. Now what? I have a freaking 2 seater TIE fighter, an upgraded sports model 'elite' TIE that was pretty much obliterated en mass by a Fighter that 30 years ago were batting TIEs left and right by simply being superiour in every aspect apart from speed on the drawing board. I believe... there are some Mon Cal star cruisers visible when the First Order fire the Starkiller in the bottom left of the screen when the planet blows up that are toasted. But yeah... looks like disney assigned a toddler to the Vehicles section... 3000 turbolasers... I'm not going to look anything up from any of the books about the original/prequels that are still canon (The incredible cross section books are still canon) I mean the crew compliment as well... you have 30x more weapons on the ship and half the crew? No wonder Poe and Finn escaped... none of the 3000 turbolasers are staffed. And are the Imperials still operating on shot by shot basis? Why would they not send a dozen teams to capture Rey and Finn? 3 guys? They have 8,000 stormtroopers aboard! And why didn't they just obliterate Poe and Finns crash site from orbit? If they'd just used some of the 3000 turbolasers and glassed that area and 100m of it... hey... they'd have solved all their issues. But no... they let Jar-Jar Abrams run the show and had some idiots in who don't know the first thing about Star Wars to arm the ships... First Order Star Destroyer should have maybe had 150 regular turbolasers, and a dozen of the Octuple Heavy Turbolasers... Poe should have got Finn to destroy the main targeting sensors and said 'it'll take them a moment to get the back-ups online and we should be out of here' THAT would have made a realistic escape (Lets just forget that no-one thought closing the hanger doors would be a good idea) But no... ruined the film... any director who knew what he was doing would have noticed things like that... but Jar-Jar Abrams was the last person I'd have picked to direct traffic let alone Star Wars.

    • Hikaru
    • 46 Posts in 15 Months

    you know it is a movie, right???

    • JoeCarr
    • 30 Posts in 23 Months

    Oh thanks for that deep insight. I never knew that... I thought it was real! I thought Star Wars was a documentry! Or maybe it's that I need something in my life as a form of escapism from the fact I have to deal with people like you in real life? I mean honestly think about what you said. Yeah, it's a movie... but it's something I enjoy... imagine if the sports team you support fired all the center left winger keepers and brought in a mid right quaterback to replace them? That'd annoy you at your level... but that's only a game.

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