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The Very First Trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – “The Force Awakens” is Here!

I know I said I wasn’t gonna get excited about the new Star Wars…but seeing this first trailer for The Force Awakens makes me giddy with anticipation of what this could be given the new writers and director, better computer graphics and more modern film making techniques.

What do you think?

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10 Comments on The Very First Trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – “The Force Awakens” is Here!

  1. “Story by George Lucas,” according to Wikipedia. Phew, what a relief; I no longer have to waste any energy on anticipating this.

    • Well, considering that he did a outline way back when, he wrote the “story”. Just as long as they didn’t let him get any closer than that to the screenplay we might be fine.

  2. Meh, not much here to get excited about. Maybe the full trailer will be better. Ignore the prequels (by Lucas) at your peril. Plus Abrams’ penchant for plot hole filled stories isn’t reassuring. On the bright side: I didn’t see any lens flares.

    Of course, the original Star Wars theme still gives me goose bumps.

  3. James Goetsch // November 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm //

    Just have to say I love the prequels, so “story by George Lucas” cheers me up considerably.

  4. Matte Lozenge // November 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm //

    Basso narration sounds like cheesy videogame, thumbs down
    Crucifix light saber, thumbs down
    X wings lake effect, thumbs up
    Topsy turvy Falcon move, thumbs up

    I think if I expect two hours of Star Wars eye candy and a nonsense plot, I won’t be disappointed.

    • >>I think if I expect two hours of Star Wars eye candy and a nonsense plot, I won’t be disappointed.

      That’s the key isn’t it? If you go in with high expectations, you will either be satisfied or disappointed. If you go in with low expectations, you will either be vindicated or surprised. The pessimistic view is the one that guarantees a positive outcome. 🙂 I’m unashamed to admit I liked the prequels for the eye candy. (The dialogue, though. Ugh… It was coarse and irritating like sand, if you know what I mean.)

  5. Style in the trailer seems more spare and eloquent. We’ll see how this ends up in the movie as a whole.

    I’m guessing the sabre effect is a cross-guard not a crucifix.

  6. In a picnic sandwich, John?

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