RECAP/REVIEW: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (Teaser #2)

Sweet Jabba – that was spectacular. I don’t know about every other Star Wars fan, but I became really emotional when we finally saw Chewie and Han. But let’s talk about the teaser trailer, so if you’ve yet to see – take a look.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you saw the first teaser trailer from months ago – it was fairly ominous at first, but became very much Star Wars-ey in the final shots featuring the Millenium Falcon (which we saw in this trailer as well). In the very first shot of this trailer, we got to see something rather spectacular – an X-Wing (foreground) and a Star Destroyer (background) buried in the sand of Jakku, a new planet to be introduced in The Force Awakens.

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I absolutely love this shot, we see ships from the original films lie in the sand, and someone on a futuristic scooter passing by – somewhat symbolic. I suppose it’s Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, on the scooter, which I suppose is the one from the first teaser.

Then we see a shot of Vader’s burnt helmet. Leaks had hinted at this shot, and it is really powerful – but definitely outdone by the very final shot of the trailer.

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Next up is the narrator, we presume – Luke Skywalker standing with R2-D2 near a fire or maybe lava. I’m a bit sad that we don’t get to see Luke’s face, but this is just a teaser trailer.

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Then we move away from the shots of old ships, attire, and characters – to see someone new. We see Finn, Kylo Ren, and Rey – but the most powerful shot is the one of Kylo Ren (presumably Adam Driver) commanding an army, wielding the infamous new lightsaber, and using the force.

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Now, onto the best shot of the trailer – brace yourselves…

“Chewie, we’re home.” (!!!) Yes, we finally see Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Star Wars fans are freaking out, in the best possible way. I became emotional, as did several other fans.

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I understand that this trailer’s most emotional shot may not be that spectacular to people not familiar with Star Wars, but then again – this trailer really isn’t for them. There’s a reason why they premiered it at the Star Wars Celebration event.

I guess this trailer is for the die hards – the fans – more so than the first one was. I’m a big Star Wars fan, but this trailer made me even more excited for this film – and I didn’t know that was possible.

Please be excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I’m Jeffrey Rex

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