I’m late to the party but the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been so good. I cannot wait to see this movie but I will not be paying hundreds of dollars for an opening night ticket (at least, that is what I keep trying to convince myself). Be strong, Sean!
Since watching the official full length trailers and then the slightly-different-but-really-almost-identical TV spots, I have seen a ton of speculation about who’s who and who’s related to who and I don’t know what else. Thankfully these trailers have no answers. I like that I have no real idea what is going on. Too many trailers nowadays are just a shortened version of the movie, spoiling everything. I’m glad that for The Force Awakens, Disney seems to have actively avoided spoilers to the point of everything being mysterious. It’s good. It’s also clearly driving fanboys insane, which only adds to my satisfaction – is that terrible of me?
I’m an original trilogy guy. I hated the prequels. Jay says that’s because I wasn’t six years old when they came out and she’s right. Despite me being even farther from the age of six than I was in 1999, this trailer captures my imagination again and reminds me . I really like the old school ships and the design of the robots (especially the little R2-D2-like orange ball). I’m so relieved to see the blocky X-Wings and the busted-up Millennium
Falcon instead of the way-too-slick prequel ships. I especially liked the speeder rolling by the crashed Star Destroyer. What a great image.
And best of all, the trailer makes me want to watch the movie! I need to find out what has happened. I need to see why Han Solo has to explain that the old stories are all true when really, it hasn’t been THAT long, has it? And why is Leia crying? And who is that creepy Vader-like guy with the crazy lightsaber? But I guess I’m old enough that I can manage to wait. Especially with so many other movies to watch before then!