The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser is out, and it’s worth a watch

It’s the trailer people have been refreshing the iTunes trailers page the whole day for (if not you, then me during work) and now Thanksgivings must be made – the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer is out! Watch it at the link below, then read on.

Update: That voice in the Trailer? It’s not Mr Cumberbatch, it’s the wonderful Andy Serkiss. I’m not sure why, but it makes me more excited.

At one and a half minutes, it’s not very long nor very informative, but it definitely gives us a sense of what JJ Abrams has in store for the universe. There’s a lot of the old, of course – X-Wings with S-foils in attack position, and it looks like Tatooine makes an appearance. It’s not quite the old school practical effects that we love, but with advances in modern CGI, at least now things can look digitally artificially old.

But the more things change, the more things stay the same. Speederbikes, in any other shape, are still speederbikes. Silly droids still persist in the universe (by now a pre-requisite for a Star Wars-related feature), and yes, a new lightsaber … which makes a lot less sense than a double bladed one. As usual, it’s a teaser – and we still don’t learn much more than that something is being awakened. “The Force” is my guess.

(Image: Lucasfilm)
No thumbs were loss in the making of this film. Yet. (Image: Lucasfilm)

Still, it was nice to see the Internet quite excited about it all day – I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who had Twitter open the whole day just for that. I even tried guessing the URL for it – got pretty close, using Disney instead of Lucasfilm (silly me). It’s quite like the days of Episode I (or if you’re older, Episode IV) … JJ Abrams hasn’t always done good movies, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a lot less lens flare, so that’s a step in the right direction.

And honestly, I’m no fan of Adam Driver, so I might be wrong – but is that Khan/Smaug/Sherlock we hear at the beginning?


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