Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Trailer Time: STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer #1 *Return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away*

We’ll break it down frame-by-frame with as many stills as I can get you, but the important thing now is to star goggle eyed at the first full (and likely only) trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and watch it no less than 500 times.  Advance tickets for the December 17th evening showing and December 18th wide release are now onsale online (and crashing most movie sites on the net).  Less than 2 months to go.  I think we’re in for something special.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

3 thoughts on “Trailer Time: STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer #1 *Return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away*”

  1. Dave, I give up. This looks unequivocally INCREDIBLE.

    The really wonderful thing is that the events of the original trilogy are apparently considered just as legendary in the Star Wars universe as they are in the real world. And Han’s speech seems to confirm what I’ve thought: that Luke went into exile shortly after ROTJ, sans an apprentice, and since he was the last, no one has used the force for 30 years, to the point where the Jedi and the Sith have passed into myth.

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  2. Well we don’t know that for sure. Kylo Ren has the Vader mask and he learned his skills from someone and Max Von Sydow is still MIA. The First Order has to be answering to someone and I don’t think it’s General Nux. It just feels so Star Wars. Han is clearly getting the lion’s share of the OT time and with Harrison as re-energized as he’s been that’s great news. The settings, just everything, chills. I doubt we’ll see another trailer (though the films have traditionally had 2) the way they’re playing it close to the vest. My brother and I just got our tickets for a 10:30 showing on the 17th. BAAAAAAAH this looks great!

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    1. We don’t know much for sure and that is what’s so great. I can’t believe Abrams did such an amazing job of keeping things under wraps. It’s entirely possible that Ren was somehow self-taught, because he seems more like a dark side groupie than a full-on Sith, and that lightsaber of his is so rough around the edges, it’s almost steampunk material. But perhaps he’s a failed apprentice of Luke’s? Luke started him along the path, but ultimately rejected him for some reason, maybe psychopathy? So Ren groped blindly in the dark, and finished his own education?

      The shot of Leia is so brief that I had trouble freeze-framing it, but Carrie looks fantastic and it’s Han who’s holding her. She doesn’t have the weird hair from the poster that makes her look like Elderly Gary Oldman Dracula. I think the extreme brevity of her appearance (you miss it if you blink) tells us she won’t be in the film much, and the fact that Hammil’s face isn’t even shown does not bode well for people who are expecting lots of Luke. It’s OK… I don’t think the general public cares about that as much as the diehard fan base. I find that most people like Han better anyway. Bottom line: we’ll have to see if the trailer excited all the people who were watching ESPN for the game, but I’m stoked.

      Long live the Force.

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