Source: StarWars.com | Posted By: Dan Geer
“Chewie, we’re home.”
We certainly are! Sure, the teaser that debuted last November was the perfect way to whet our appetites for Episode VII of the Star Wars saga, but the first full trailer that debuted at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California today is what we’ve all really been waiting for. If you haven’t already checked it out, you [insert Jedi hand-wave gesture here] must watch it now. Hit the jump to view the most incredible trailer for what is surely the most anticipated film of the year!
While one of my biggest complaints from the teaser was that we didn’t get any glimpses of the cast from the original Star Wars trilogy, I have since come to understand why they went that route, and why they still did so for the most part here in the new trailer. They can’t load up the trailers for the film with the original trilogy cast, because they’re simply not the main characters in the film, and they don’t want anyone expecting to see tons of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia or Han Solo when they go to see The Force Awakens this December. This movie isn’t about them. It’s about the passing on of the torch to the next generation, as it should be.
Having said that, hearing the classic John Williams score coupled with Luke Skywalker narrating over the beginning of the trailer, and seeing old Han and Chewie at the end, well, let’s just say concentrating at work today just wasn’t an option. Gosh how I love seeing and hearing these characters again, and it was just enough of a taste to bring back all the warm nostalgic feelings I get whenever I watch the films.
The trailer seems to confirm what many have been speculating, in that someone from the original cast of characters had a kid, and they now have to be the hero that fights whoever the enemy is (The Empire, Kylo Ren, etc.). We first hear Luke’s classic monologue from Return of the Jedi: “The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it.” Then we get a new line from him saying, “You have that power too.” Clearly he’s talking to someone related to him other than his sister (most are guessing that’s Daisy Ridley’s character, Rey, and that it’s probably Han and Leia’s kid). It also seems to confirm that the film will indeed address the fact that Leia is strong in the Force, and will probably explore that visually to some extent, which is what I’ve always wanted. I really hope they pull it off, whether in this film, or any of the upcoming sequels that follow.
The footage in general is everything the fans have always wanted, and I now have no doubt that I’ll love the film. However, I am a tad bit concerned with actor John Boyega’s character (Finn) dying of hyperventilation. Have you noticed that every shot he’s in, with both trailers, he’s always out of breath?!