I can't even imagine what it would be like to visit the set of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. It would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, my life isn't a Disney movie, so I'm not expecting to be invited to the set anytime soon. Kevin Smith got an invite though, and it was such a powerful experience for him that he actually cried. He posted a picture of his tearful expression on Instagram. I won't lie, I'd probably be overcome with emotion like that as well. In fact, just seeing Smith's expression even hit me a little bit.
Smith is a longtime fan of the franchise and has he's in some way incorporated Star Wars into most of his films since Clerks. This was obviously an amazingly overwhelming experience for him. What a lucky bastard. This is what the filmmaker had to say with the photo above:
"Visited JJ and his EP VII set. I signed the NDA so all I can share are this old Bantha-Tracks subscriber's tears and snotty nose of joy. The Force is WITH this movie. Holy Sith…"
This photo definitely gave me an extra boost of excitement.