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Isaac: Original Star Wars amazing

Oscar Isaac has revealed he prefers the original Star Wars films to the rebooted trilogy.

The Inside Llewyn Davis star, who has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, admitted the changes the franchise's creator George Lucas made to the older films, including new computer-generated creatures and added scenes, made the movies "less interesting" to watch.

He told the Huffington Post: "As an artist, like, he made the s**t, so why can't he do whatever the heck he wants with it.

"There's a part of me that appreciates that he doesn't really care if people are upset about it. He decided to share it with all of it and he wants to go back and do stuff, whatever."

Oscar continued: "But as a fan, I'd much rather go back and watch the old thing, because it's a product of the time. It's what did you do at the time with the things that you had. And that's what made that movie so amazing.

"At that time with that technology he made this thing and it was f***ing awesome. So, you know, to go back and kind of tweak it with new stuff, it doesn't make it more interesting for me as a watcher. It makes it less interesting, but I can't fault him for doing that."

The 35-year-old actor remained tight-lipped about his character in the upcoming instalment, directed by JJ Abrams and due for release in 2015.

"There's not anything that I can say about the character, but I can say that I'm most excited and, I know this seems nerdy, but I love the fact that JJ Abrams is shooting it on film," he explained.

"And that's not just from an aesthetic standpoint - it really does matter - but it's about how a movie is filmed and the set, it changes it. It changes so many things."

Oscar added: "I mean, I've had to do things over again because there was a hair in the gate, which is so old school, but it just feels better, and movies are all about feeling, so I think that's something that I'm so very excited about apart from the fact that it looks amazing, so textured and alive."

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