Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser 2 Review

Preface

  • I’m not sure how far I’ll get, but there are still a few more posts I want to crank out for you guys before I head to LA for a couple days.
    • TV Reviews like Better Call Saul and Daredevil
    • Directing News in Superhero Movies, which I’m compiling into one post.
    • And the Batman v. Superman Teaser which I’ll review when I get back… (Monday is when that comes out, apparently?)
  • But we have a new Star Wars teaser, and those are always worth talking about!

Trailer Talk

  • Where the first teaser (or the “announcement trailer” if you will) had a very urgent and important feel to it, I like that this one was a little more scattered.  It was decent for sure, but it was both slow and fast and had some weirdness in flow.
  • The teaser starts off and you see a Star Destroyer completely busted down on Tatooine, and that was cool. I liked that it showed a lot of time has passed between Return of the Jedi and this new story.
  • Luke’s voiceover was cool too, it seems to be setting up a “family of the Force” type story.
    • I loved the burnt out Vader head.
    • Luke’s new hand was cool too, and I didn’t even realize that it was Luke (or see a hand…) until the second time I watched it.
    • And from this information, I inferred that this story probably won’t be anout Luke’s kid, but I do think it will be about Han and Leia’s kid (who I assume to be Daisy Ridley).
  • The next thing I really enjoyed was the action.
    • We’re still about 7 months out, so you don’t really need to ‘sell’ the movie yet.
    • These trailers are just meant to get fans excited for Christmas 2015, and the action does that. But it doesn’t show too much. (There’s a reason you haven’t seen a Terminator: Genesys Trailer Review recently…)
  • Overall, I’m really happy that the trailers haven’t shown a ton because I can go into Star Wars Episode VII and enjoy it as a Star Wars movie and as a film, having it not been ruined for me.
  • This villain, Kylo Ren I think, he looks intense too.
    • This guy is gonna mean business for the crew.
  • Some of my friends (who aren’t even huge Star Wars fans) were like, “that Stormtrooper doesn’t look normal!”
    • When the biggest problem of our day is that “that Stormtrooper doesn’t look normal,” we must all be having a really solid life, that’s for sure…
  • And then the end was cool too.
    • Everyone was tweeting out THAT shot of Han and Chewey, so I saw it coming but I really wish I hadn’t.
    • I wish I got all excited when those two popped into frame, and I was a little bit, but not as much had I been really surprised (like the Millennium Falcon in the last 20 seconds of the first trailer).
    • And maybe I’m just delusional/movie-deprived, but Harrison Ford looks the youngest he has in years in this one shot!

In Conclusion

  • In conclusion, guys I liked this trailer a lot.
  • It wasn’t as awesome as the first one (but first trailers always do have a lot more charm), but it still got me really excited for the movie.
  • There’s a lot to like, just nothing really to LOVE if that makes sense.
  • I thought the hinted plot elements of a ‘Force Family’ were cool, I enjoyed the foreshadowing of Luke as a Jedi master, I liked all the action, and the scope J.J. seems to have put in the whole project. And the end was really fun, despite social media having ruined it for me…

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

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