'The Last Jedi' Burned Skywalker's Tree 30 Times To Get It Right

Mar 14, 2018

In an era when you assume anything amazing that happens in a movie is courtesy of computer-generated imagery, it's always exciting to learn when a memorable scene was pulled off by practical effects. The burning tree scene in "The Last Jedi" was a practical effect — they really lit a fake tree on fire. It took months to build the tree, and close to 25 separate gas lines were rigged to it to have the tree burn to director Rian Johnson's liking.