The New Star Wars Trailer Is Out, And It’s Fantastic

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The newest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released today at a Disney/Lucasfilm event in San Francisco, and it’s become the talk of the Internet:

In so many ways, this trailer was much better than the brief glimpse we were given back in November, and there will be more to come with the official trailers are released some time in the summer. So far, though, I’m liking what I’m seeing. Luke Skywalker, Tie Fighters, a caped Stormtrooper, and Han and Chewie? Yea, I’m ready Is it December yet?

As they did with the first trailer, io9 is out with a scene by scene breakdown of the trailer. Be warned that it includes rumors that could end up being spoilers.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    I’m afraid I disagree. I’m seeing nothing original or interesting there. The same music, the same look, the same Northern California mystical b.s., the same zooming around in toys your kids will want. Except that I doubt this will appeal much to kids so George may not cash quite as many licensing checks as he has in the past.


  2. ernieyeball says:

    Harrison Ford was better in Blade Runner and Blade Runner was a better movie.
    Besides, it’s only four years away.

  3. ernieyeball says:

    At first glance I thought it was the RoadRunner speeding along.

  4. Modulo Myself says:

    “George, you can say type this shit but you sure can’t say it.”

    This is basically all you have to know about the franchise. Anyway, the four-year old in me, the one who went with this dad to see Empire Strikes Back in the theaters, will go see it with my younger brother, some children who were my age when I saw them for the first time, and a hidden bottle of booze.

  5. Ben Wolf says:

    At this point Star Wars is the big screen equivalent of Game of Thrones: characters in desperate search of a plot.

  6. Tony W says:

    @Ben Wolf: I know, right? The GoT battle scenes are wearing me out…I get that they have the whole hour to fill, but geez…..

  7. michael reynolds says:

    @Ben Wolf: @Tony W:
    I stopped watching after season one because I read ahead and could see he’d lost the thread. Now though I’ve heard the show will be deviating further.

    The man is a champion world-builder, he’s a great character guy, has command of voice, but plot not so much. No one’s good at everything.

  8. Blue Galangal says:

    @Modulo Myself: They had me at Harrison Ford. With that said, definitely a box wine movie.

  9. grumpy realist says:

    @ernieyeball: At some point I should watch Blade Runner just to spot all the Tokyo/Metropolis references.

    The last Star Wars movie I saw was Return of the Jedi and nothing that George Lucas has produced since then has made me want to see any more of the saga. (I did want to jump up and down on a lot of Ewoks, however.)

    It’ll be the standard cheesy special-effects-with-a-lot-of-explosions crap just stuffed with things you know will be reproduced in cheap Chinese plastic for the kiddies to whine about for Xmas.

  10. ernieyeball says:

    @grumpy realist:..At some point I should watch Blade Runner just to spot all the Tokyo/Metropolis references.

    For me it’s all about the flying cars and sex with Replicants.