For only having decided to release a single trailer, Disney has been pumping out TV spots so fast that I’ve stopped even trying to keep up. This is, I believe #9, which is a bit much. There is no one on Planet Earth that does not know this film is coming like a tsunami. It’s already sold $50 million in tickets and it’s still three weeks from opening. This merits attention because it’s Kylo Ren-centric and is more of a mini-trailer than a TV spot, though it’s mostly footage from previous spots and trailers. Who cares? It’s Star Wars. It’s awesome. I watched it five times. The Force Awakens has received its official rating from the MPAA, by the way, the film will follow Episode III in being the second PG-13 film in the franchise. I seriously feel it’s almost insulting at this point to tell you this, but Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens December 18, 2015.
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I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! Mine was partially spent discussing SW with people who had never shown much interest in the subject before. I’m telling you, the Force Awakens is in the air.
Here is the vibe I am getting from just about everyone. This is real life I’m talking about, not the internet. People are stoked for this movie, and are very aware that it’s taking its cues from the original trilogy. THAT is an important selling point, and a key part of everyone’s excitment. And yet (and this is signifigant) I am not hearing any hate for the prequels at all. People love Revenge of the Sith in retrospect. They acknowledge that the other prequels did not have the same mass appeal as the original trilogy, then they move on. The prequels did not hurt the franchise one iota. Instead they were instrumental in keeping SW in the air until JJ could get his hands on one of the movies. SW has never been more popular that it is at this very moment, and right now JJ just has to deliver on his promise, like V setting the dominoes in motion.