23 years have passed since George Lucas take the reins of Star Wars again and start the prequel trilogy. A first step that has not been remembered especially fondly among the fans, due to the multiple comedic Jar Jar Binks moments or the inclusion of bureaucracy and politics in the galaxy.
Be that as it may, the truth is that in its day The Phantom Menace was a technical prodigy to admire, achieving phenomenal visual results. Now, the Cinematic Captures YouTube channel has created a project on Unreal Engine 5, the new Epic Games engine, recreating the mythical battle of naboo.
The combat between droids of the Galactic Trade Federation and the Gungans shows the technological power against the rudimentary weapons of a people who have hidden for years under the sea. Here we have the remembered droid deployment sequence, facing his goal in the field.
“The purpose of this video was simply a personal exercise to try to refine my skills and learn new techniques,” explain its creators. One of the purposes was also to check if two people from their home, with technology that anyone can access, could match or exceed what was done in 1999.
There are sections against which it is difficult to compete, since the weed in the movie is real, the tanks are miniature recreations and ILM, one of the most important companies in the visual effects section, was in charge. Despite the problems that they have gone through in Cinematic Captures, the result is frankly good and makes us wonder if a battle like Naboo could happen in the next Star Wars: Battlefront, if there ever is. In fact, we were able to enjoy it in the first installment of the saga back in 2004.