J.J. Abrams believes that Star Wars was such a hugely successful movie because it balanced so many different elements.
Abrams will be taking over the director’s chair for the latest instalment of the franchise and he admits that his mind was expanded when he saw the original movies.
Speaking to Empire the director said: "It did comedy, it did drama, it did romance, it did action-adventure, it did spectacle and scope and scale.
"When I saw that movie it was like another echelon of mind expansion. It balanced so incredibly character, pyrotechnics and groundbreaking visuals - but more importantly, groundbreaking ideas.
"You take for granted so many things about it that were really novel concepts, not just visually interesting things. The sets were incredible, the miniatures, what was done with opticals, what was done with matte painting on glass. The truth is, it was so unbelievably ballsy and out there."
Abrams will helm the seventh movie in the Star Wars franchise which is due to hit the big screen in 2015.
But before we see his take on Star Wars he is back in the director’s chair this summer with his second Star Trek movie - a film that comes four years after he rebooted the popular franchise for the big screen.
It is his first directorial outing since the success of Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness promises to be one of the movies of the summer that is not to be missed.