Video: Let's take a closer look at the CGI and special effects in The Force Awakens, shall we? Oscars has a great breakdown of the VFX before/after featured in the latest Star Wars, and it's definitely worth a watch. Amazing to see how much of this stuff is recorded 'in real life' versus what is constructed digitally! Not to mention the fantastic practical effects. Also - spoiler warning!
Update: The original video has been removed. We have included a mirror below.
Some GIFs, for your viewing pleasure: