Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens – Opening December 18, 2015

I wasn’t going to write this feature this week, but I figured I couldn’t miss out on commenting on what everyone else has been watching. I managed to hold off on my excitement and wait until last night to watch the trailer, and I have plenty of thoughts that I feel are important to air before I look at the trailer itself. I saw all of the original Star Wars films at a young age and then had the wondrous opportunity to see and greatly enjoy the much-lambasted Episode I when I was just eleven years old. I watched it countless times, and had the chance to see, enjoy, and re-watch Episode II almost as many times. With that film three years later, I could acknowledge some weaknesses in the script and acting but still loved the action and the plot. Somehow, I only saw Episode III once, and remember not being too satisfied after the first two prequels managed to live up to my expectations. Now comes something much different, a chance to revisit the saga at a later point, when futuristic technology and other visual advancements are logical since this is in fact the future. I read young adult novels about Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin Solo when I was a kid, and I’m all for what the post-Jedi comeback world has to offer. This trailer truly is a teaser, with just a few shots including a very human stormtrooper and a fancy-looking lightsaber. It’s hard to know what this film will involve and how much of the story will actually be leaked before the film hits theatres a year from now, but how can you not be excited and want more after seeing this tease? I’m pretty pumped, and I imagine many other fans are too.

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