Kevin Smith's Star Wars: Episode VII Story Will Make You Love Movies Again

This should go without saying, seeing as how it is Kevin Smith and all, but this 19-minute, uncensored video of the Clerks director recounting his visit to the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII is NSFW due to language. But it’s also passionate, funny, insightful, nostalgic, raunchy and beautiful… and it just might remind you why you love movies in the first place. Give it a watch.

Kevin Smith held his annual fan-driven Hall H panel on Friday night at San Diego Comic-Con, and entertained endless questions from supportive fans about his old films, Tusk (which shared its first trailer), and his sex life. Always his sex life.

But Smith started with the story of the Star Wars visit. And some of it had been shared before. But watching Smith – who is a gifted gabber, if nothing else – relay the pure joy felt when walking on the walkway (bridge? deck??) of the Millennium Falcon will make you feel like you are 9 again, ready to enjoy the magical wonder of the movies that was generated by films like Star Wars.

Stay through to the end of the clip. Kevin Smith says that – as you’d imagine – he signed a major non-disclosure agreement, and couldn’t get into any specifics as to what he saw on the set (though he does reveal something about a weapon Chewbacca held during a scene). But he does tell a very funny story about what J.J. Abrams called to tell Smith after he visited the set and started sharing secrets. And he reveals what he and his wife did the night he returned from the Star Wars set.

If you know Kevin Smith, you already could guess what he did.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Can you imagine the waves of euphoria that are going to wash over the Internet when Abrams is able to share his first trailer? That clip might finally break the Web.

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.