Thursday, January 14, 2016
Star Wars - The Force Awakens - Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo (Dorling Kindersley)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Dorling Kindersley, Hardcover, Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary
So have you seen it yet? Do you want to know what all the spoilers are?
I'm kidding - I wouldn't do that to you and thankfully even if you're holding out for the DVD or Blu Ray release and avoiding the movie at the cinema, you can still get the inside track with a book that is A) utterly brilliant and full of amazing info and B) doesn't spoil a single element of the movie that you won't have already seen in the trailers.
Now that's a neat trick. Dorling Kindersley's amazing "Star Wars - The Force Awakens - The Visual Dictionary" follows their previous volumes covering the classic movies and - er - "those ones we don't talk about" by delivering a true feast for the eyes, introducing you to nearly all of the key characters, spacecraft, robots and technology you'll see in the film.
I say nearly all, because Pablo Hidalgo has obviously thought things through and tactfully avoided certain elements that would ruin the film for you (if you're somehow lucky enough to have avoided chumps on the internet who couldn't keep the major plot points under their hat, the big twerps!)
"The Visual Dictionary" introduces (or should I say reintroduces) us to the Star Wars Universe, showing us the key locations and planets that you'll see in the new movie before jumping right in at the deep end and showing off the key players who are drawn into the new mythos.
|Stormtroopers. Does that armour chafe around the knees? Find out here!|
Amazingly for something related to the Star Wars Merchandising machine, the book even has Rey in it!
|Rey - The key character in the movie (so why leave her out of the toys and other stuff Disney, you dumkopfs!)|
|Rey is the key character in "The Force Awakens" but we can't resist this nasty dark fellah either!|
Charlotte's favourite bit: Duh, of course she loves Rey and loved reading all about her and her amazing skills. Why oh why Disney aren't making more Rey stuff is completely beyond me but thankfully she features heavily in this fab book
Daddy's favourite bit: I can't resist the New Order tech, it's just brilliantly designed - and of course Kylo Ren is a total badass dude. A real visual treat from start to finish and also a great reference book for drawing and painting your own Star Wars-ey creations.
"Star Wars - The Force Awakens - The Visual Dictionary"
Written by Pablo Hidalgo
Published by Dorling Kindersley
Publication Date (Hardback): 18th December 2015