Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer #3 | One of Us

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer #3

3 Submitted by on Mon, 19 October 2015, 20:49

Has anyone heard about some big sci-fi film coming out this December? I think most of us are probably uninformed about this seventh entry in a small franchise, the name of which escapes me. Star BattleGalactic WarsThe Foundation Trilogy? I don’t think I’m getting this right at all.

OK, enough kidding around. We all know what this is about. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is less than two months away and Disney has decided to finally release a third (and likely final) trailer for the seventh entry in the popular franchise. Director JJ Abrams is known for his inherent secrecy, given that the first two trailers were far more in line with teasers than anything else. With this third trailer however, we finally get more of a glimpse at what the basic story will entail. The trailer follows below;

The anticipation mounts, it does. We definitely got a solid feel for our new leads’ major character arcs, including Rey’s solitude, Finn trying to distance himself from his stormtrooper origins and Kylo Ren’s desire to carry on the legacy of Darth Vader. We get a few more glimpses of Leia, Han Solo and Chewy, but the focus is still on that legacy theme and giving these new characters the center of attention. Oddly, no sign of Luke Skywalker, though it’s likely part of director JJ Abram’s desire to keep secrets from the audience until it’s in context. Still, this gave us a bit more of a peek at narrative that we were missing from previous teasers and a much needed peek at that. It’s visually gorgeous, shows a nice potential for changing of the guard and stupendous use of John Williams’ classic themes. But we’ll have to see if that all applies to the film proper.

Also, in case you missed it, here’s the official poster that was released yesterday. It’s a shame it isn’t a Drew Struzan painted mosaic we fell in love with, but it’s clear that those who designed this photoshopped image took care to at least attempt to recreate the feel of one of those posters. Plus, it’s pretty top notch even for Photoshop.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to cinemas on December 17th, 2015. You can now purchase tickets starting today… if they’re not already sold out by this point.

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Thomas Mariani is a born geek, with a bit of nerd mixed in here & there. A native of the (less) swampy parts of Florida, Thomas has always been a fan of films, television & other sources of media ever since he was a child, having been raised on Jim Henson, Star Wars and the basic cable cartoons of the ’90s & ’00s. He already has experience writing and podcasting about pop culture, which you can read/listen to on sites like Widescreen Warrior, TvTalk, Horrornews.net and Doc Rotten or on Twitter as @NotTheWhosTommy
  • dark knight fan

    Hey another trailer, for that new “B-Movie”.

  • I like the idea that the events of the original trilogy seemed to have become legends or myths, maybe even forgotten by some or reinterpreted by the next generation of heroes and villains.

  • Preston

    We are experiencing an unprecedented level of anticipation for this movie, people. The advertising, the buildup…this shit is crazy. I was too young to remember, or experience, the frenzy of the original trilogy, but the buildup to Episode 1 will forever be burnt into my mind. I was in college then and remember opening night so vividly. People all dressed up, camping in front of the theater in downtown Corvallis, Oregon–first time I witnessed that. We hit the 12:00 am viewing in a packed house that was fucking buzzing with energy…then the movie started. Similar to the buildup for Episode 1, I will never forget the level of disappointment I felt walking out of the theater. That was not Star Wars, it couldn’t have been, but in some weird way, it was.

    Anyone who got repeatedly beat-down by the disappointment of the Prequels is taking this in with a certain level of caution. But, holy shit, this feels like Star Wars! it really does! I say enjoy the ride because, as it relates to cinema, we may never experience something this incredible, fun, and even unifying, ever again.

    Oh, and the trailer is completely awesome.