Without any ado whatsoever, here is the highly anticipated first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. My thoughts below.
Wow! Lots to be excited about, none more so than it really looks like director J J Abrams and his team have captured the look and feel of the Star Wars universe in the best possible ways, even expanding on so many things, including the new style X-wing fighters, with Oscar Isaac at the stick of one, and the laser cross-guard or quillons on that mysterious, hooded figure’s lightsaber. Not too crazy about that beachball `droid. According to some rumors, it belongs to Daisy Ridley’s character so we’ll probably be seeing a lot of it, but it can’t be any worse than Jar-Jar, right? Right?
And not only are we getting our first look at the new film, we’re also getting our first listen at what composer John Williams has in store for us.
Yes, that’s new John Williams score in #TheForceAwakens teaser.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 28, 2014
I have to admit that I am somewhat emotional over seeing this, all goosbumps up and down my arms. I am an original generation Star Wars fan, just eight years old when the first film, long before it was A New Hope, hit theaters. Star Wars had always been a part of my life and when Revenge Of The Sith nearly a decade ago, with George Lucas’s assertion that this would be the last cinematic installment of the franchise, it really felt like a door was closing on something that had always been part of the fabric of me and my friends’ interests. Sure, we’ve known for over a year now that this was in the works, but there’s a distinct difference between knowing something and seeing it with one’s own eyes. And one look at the Millennium Falcon in all her majesty, swooping through the sky evading laser blasts from TIE fighters is the real confirmation that Star Wars is back.
“There ha been an awakening… Have you felt it?”
With this trailer we most certainly have.