Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Review

Preface

  • Alright, I’m just gonna link the trailer here cuz I have no witty remarks, and just want to talk about THIS.

Trailer Talk

  • I love the way this trailer started out, because that’s how you start off a trailer.
    • Creepy narration from, I assume, Andy Serkis? I think…
      • It did sound an AWFUL LOT like Cumberbatch though…
    • Then cut to John Boyega who likes like he’s in the middle of something intense on Tatooine!
      • I love how you can hear the Jawas in the background too.
    • This is perfect because it shows immediately that there is a huge threat right now, not like the prequels where, “oh, we’ll get to it!”
    • Then immediately following that we see a droid that has a head and is kinda bobbling around on a ball-of-a-body.
      • This is where I first took note of how practical the trailer (and hopefully the film) looked.
        • It has a very 70’s-80’s-ish feel, and that’s awesome!
      • Then you got these Stormtroopers about to jump out of a ship, and it looks like the trailer of Godzilla meets the trailer of Edge of Tomorrow with its grittiness and sci-fi action.
        • Also, I’m assuming the character who raises his gun is John Boyega, but I could be wrong.
          • He was wearing Stormtrooper body armor in the first shot.
        • Then quick shots of Daisy Ridley and (I’ll be honest, I have no idea who the other actor was), and they’re piloting these really neat looking crafts.
        • The shot of the three fighter ships all synchronized across this beautiful landscape looked like it could have been the money shot of this trailer, but it wasn’t.
          • First money shot was the one immediately following this.
        • The Sith lord, or Sith guy, who ignited his lightsaber, and two beams came out of the sides above his hand.
          • Finally someone puts a hand guard on….
        • And during that shot I loved the voiceover.
          • It was just creepy enough to get the vibe I was wanting, but it was also really cool that the Sith acknowledged the existence of “the light side,” and we cut to the next couple money shots of the trailer.
          • I loved the new snow planet too, which I’m assuming isn’t Hoth.
            • If it were Hoth, it would just be like this barren behemoth of an ice
            • It just has the evil feel to it.
          • And then the trailer-stealer. Actually, the game-stealer.
            • Millennium Falcon
              • We had heard for months that the Falcon would probably show up in this movie, but when I saw it flying around and flipping through Tatooine, I was brought back 12 years to my very first time watching the original Star Wars as a child.
                • Because keep in mind, we haven’t seen the Falcon in these movies since Return of the Jedi.
              • Seeing the Millennium Falcon back in action made my day.
            • I loved the music that played over this trailer too.
              • The ominous tone that played for the first minute, and of course the Star Wars theme that rolled over the last twenty second or so.

Wrap Up

  • Ultimately, I think Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to do what George Lucas originally set out to do with the prequels: make Star Wars movie using 21st century technology.
  • I loved every millisecond of this teaser and the only bad thing about it is that I have to wait another 385 days before I can see the whole movie.
  • They better play the next one before Age of Ultron or sooner.
  • I also found it curious that none of the old cast was shown…

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So guys, those are my thoughts on the teaser to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! What are your thoughts? Let me know down below, and as always, thanks for reading guys.

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