Just a few hours ago, another Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer surfaced online. It’s not the most exciting trailer we’ve seen for the movie, but it is pretty damn exciting.
And why? Because it’s the most revealing trailer to date. You might’ve noticed (although I honestly didn’t until seeing the newest trailer) that a lot of the past trailers seem to use the same footage. I gotta say, it’s about time we see an interaction between two of the three new leads. Almost a year ago, we got our first look at the new movie, which is roughly 41 days away as of my posting this, but if you want a better and more exact idea, there’s a website called HowManyDaysUntilStarWars.com that can tell you just that. (Note: the countdown on the website assumes that the movie comes out at 12:00 am on December 18th. A great many of us are seeing it at 7pm on December 17th, so just subtract 5 hours from what it tells you, and then you’ll have a better estimate.)
I love what Lucasfilm and Disney are doing here. They’re giving us a closer look at the movie, but not much closer. They know that we’ve been waiting for the movie so long that just an interaction between John Boyega and Daisy Ridley is enough to put us in a fit of excitement. I don’t know about you, but the fact that we don’t know a darn thing about the plot, other than the names of characters that will be showing up, triples the anticipation I am feeling.
What’s so awesome about the world today is that if you’ve never heard of Star Wars, your cultural literacy is probably worse than someone who doesn’t know who Shakespeare is. And if we’ve seen Star Wars, we have stories about seeing it because when you’re getting your first taste of George Lucas’s saga, you’re not just watching a movie; you’re living an unforgettable experience. I can recall at least half of the many occasions on which I’ve watched the original, and my parents have vivid memories of seeing it in theaters. My mother saw it sitting in the front row. Since I decided to order my tickets almost 24 hours after they’d gone on sale, I will be seeing the newest entry in the front row as well.
I’m getting a little off track, but I guess this post is sort of a stream-of-consciousness. And let’s be honest, you’d be doing the same thing if you were a movie blogger. Admit it, you’re as excited as I am, maybe even a little more.
Anyway, here’s the new trailer. Again, it’s not my favorite, but it’s still pretty doggone awesome.
And, just for kicks, here’s a timeline of all the other awesome teasers and trailers we’ve seen so far for The Force Awakens.
Teaser #1 (November 28, 2015)
Teaser #2 (April 16, 2015)
International TV Spot (August 10, 2015)
Trailer (October 19, 2015)
Seriously, if the movie doesn’t reach or exceed the bar it’s setting, then I’m just going to go on my merry way out of the theater and pretend Disney doesn’t exist.