Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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

When I watched the new official trailer for the seventh installment of one of the most popular film franchises, it occurred to me that I had probably already written about the first trailer released a few months before. I have no qualms about revisiting what may well be one of the most anticipated films of all time. I’ve noted before that I actually liked the first two prequels, and so I expect that I’ll enjoy this one plenty. What this trailer shows, more than anything, is that this is not a departure from the fantastically dated style of the original films, valuing the old-fashioned look of the pilot uniforms and backdrops over the more futuristic technological colors and styles of the prequels. There’s something about seeing a TIE fighter and the Millennium Falcon that just conjures up so much excitement. I was concerned that this film would feel like too much of a throwback to the original movies, emphasizing cameos over actual plot, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case. Hearing that the Jedi are but legends and that everything we know to be true is a story from the past makes it infinitely more interesting, and therefore the return of Han, Leia, Luke, and all of them will be crucial and celebrated as Darth Vader’s apparent successor decides to wage war on all that’s left of them. It’s crazy to me that tickets are already on sale when the film won’t be out for nearly two months – I guess I should get mine soon! This film is going to be a truly invigorating experience, even if it ends up being disappointing.

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