Star Wars: The Force Awakens Final Trailer Review

Preface

  • Alright, I hope you have mentally prepared yourselves to not only watch this trailer, but also comprehend the statement I’m about to make:
    • I actually watched 90 long minutes of Monday Night Football to see this trailer.
  • That is dedication folks!
  • And it paid off because this may be my favorite of The Force Awakens trailers thus far.

Trailer Talk

  • The first thing I loved about this trailer was the tone that it set.
  • Because it’s 2015, most movies have to be murky, gritty, and grim.
  • I assumed they wouldn’t go full-Nolan on The Force Awakens, but I assumed it would have a darker edge than A New Hope, or any of the prequels.
    • Maybe not as dark as Empire though…?
  • And that tone was felt throughout this entire trailer.
  • It was the first trailer where I felt you could take in J.J. Abrams’ mystical and mysterious, yet realistic and groundbreaking tone. That’s the tone I wanted to see in this movie, it’s the tone that I’m now excited we probably will see.
    • The other trailers sold me on some cool action set pieces, but I like that the characters and overall story have the tone that I was hoping for.
  • Speaking of the characters, the second thing I loved about this trailer was the emphasis it placed on Rey, Daisy Ridley’s character.
  • I was always under the impression that John Boyega as Finn would be the lead in the movie, but after the poster release and now this trailer, I’m starting to think more and more that it will be Finn AND Rey, or maybe even just Rey as the lead.
  • Then we actually move onto John Boyega’s character, Finn.
  • The parts about Finn in the trailer were really cool lines of dialogue that set up the character, which is cool.
  • It’s neat knowing about this guy, where he comes from, who he is. But it’s even cooler that there’s still more we won’t know until the movie comes out. And this trailer does a FANTASTIC job all around of not giving too much away.
  • They gave a little glimpse at Kylo Ren and his whole goal in the movie.
    • I’m not familiar with what his character is going to do, I’ve stayed away from any spoilers and all Entertainment Weekly’s about him and the cast.
    • It seems like they’re saving his full plot for the whole movie though, which is cool.
    • Maybe if we got just one extra scene with him, then it would have been somewhat more satisfying, but I thought he looks like an interesting villain for the movie.
  • Then they brought in the old cast, and showed some more (and new) REALLY cool looking action set pieces.
  • I will say that the new and alternate angle of hyper-speed has me a little cautious, but all the visuals are stellar otherwise.
  • Harrison Ford doesn’t look like he’s phoning it in either, so I can’t wait to see him back as Han.
  • And Han Solo does have this really interesting line to (I’m assuming) Finn and Rey, “the Jedi… They’re real.”
  • And that will be one of two explanations for the title “The Force Awakens.”
  • Maybe the Jedi and the Force entirely are like these mysterious urban legends that kinda faded away after Episode VI for the better of the galaxy.
    • And now there’s this new threat the Finn and Rey need to look to take down, but they need help with training in the Force.
  • The other reason I think it’s called, “The Force Awakens,” is because the Force was never entirely gone, but it’s awakening in this new generation, in Rey (and maybe Finn).
  • Just look at the lines from Leia that closed out the trailer, “The Force – it’s calling to you. Just let it in.”
  • I thought for sure that Luke Skywalker would be the final shot in the trailer, but for some reason I liked that line and slow fade to black even more…

In Conclusion

  • In Conclusion guys, I’m REALLY happy that this was the last trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • If this was the first trailer, I would have loved the same things, but it would have felt like they gave away everything too early.
  • Very few plot details were given in this trailer, and I liked that the sense of mystery is being kept until the movie actually hits.
  • Even more so than what I didn’t see, I LOVED what I did see.
  • They gave small yet significant introductions to the characters, all the visuals looked extremely impressive, I like that the whole titled “The Force Awakens” is being addressed in two regards (the second being my favorite).
  • Guys, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been my most anticipated movie all year, and if it’s just GOOD, then I’ll be happy.
  • This trailer makes me think that it could be great though.
  • Now that we ARE at the end of the trailer campaign, I’ll say this.
  • I thought the Announcement Trailer that dropped last Thanksgiving was really well put together and was a cool morsel for us to chew on.
  • I thought the Teaser Trailer that dropped in April at Star Wars Celebration was okay, but didn’t raise my excitement too much higher than it already was.
  • But this, the Final Official Trailer, got me super, super excited to see this movie in just under two months.
  • I truthfully think this is the best trailer for the movie so far, I love everything about it, I think they completely nailed the tone in its entirety.
  • I already have tickets for my friends and I for opening day, and now December 18th just can’t come quick enough…

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So guys, those are my thoughts on the Final Trailer to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! What are your thoughts on this trailer, and did you watch the first half of Monday Night Football just for this? Let me know in the comments down below, and as always, thanks for reading guys.

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