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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer #2

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Star Wars Celebration kicked off with Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director JJ Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8) and Producer Kathleen Kennedy talking about filming the next chapter in the Star Wars saga and what they hope to bring to the franchise. New cast members, including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Issac, made their way to the stage to greet thousands of screaming fans. Eventually, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew walked on, greeted with even greater applause. However, the moment that everyone was waiting for finally came. The second trailer for The Force Awakens was revealed, giving audiences a chance to see what’s been happening in a galaxy far, far away for the last 30 years.

Watch the trailer below and be prepared to squeal or shed a tear for the most highly anticipated film of the year.

 

I have to admit, I got a little emotional while watching the trailer. Whether it’s just hearing the film’s classic score, seeing the old familiar faces of characters that I love or just marveling over the amazing looking practical and special effects, the trailer sold me as soon as it was over. There’s a ton of things to unpack within those two minutes. We get a glimpse of a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer in a desert (now confirmed to be set on the desert planet of Jakku), the burnt husk of what’s left of Darth Vader’s helmet, the Millennium Falcon dodging Tie Fighters, a mysterious cloaked figure (possibly Luke Skywalker) sitting next to R2-D2 and Rey (Ridley) and Finn (Boyega) under heavy fire from unknown attackers. The trailer ends with a shot of a smiling Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and a heavily armed Chewbacca (Mayhew) aboard the Millennium Falcon.

In addition to the score and the wonderfully nostalgia inducing images, Hamill provides a suitably heart-tugging narration that harkens back to the original trilogy, specifically his conversation with Leia in Return of the Jedi before his confrontation with Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. It’s those few words that really brings everything together, connecting the older generation with the new generation.  I’m gushing, but this trailer only builds my confidence that Abrams, Kennedy, Disney and everyone else involved wants to bring about a glorious return-to-form with Star Wars.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere in theatres December 17, 2015.

What about you reader? What did you think of the second trailer for The Force Awakens? Let us know in the comments below! I’m going to be busy watching it again.

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While braving the snow-swept wasteland of Buffalo, New York for 18 long years, Christopher Herman developed a love for geek culture. A child of the 90s, he was raised on the valuable lessons taught by Batman: The Animated Series, Hey Arnold and Animaniacs. Eventually discovering a passion for movies, books, comics and video games, Chris began hoarding his knowledge of geekdom. Whether it’s Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Mass Effect, Firefly or Avatar: The Last Airbender, he’s always willing to discuss the intricate worlds and stories of geek properties. Chris currently resides in San Marcos, TX.
  • Fernando
  • metalraygear

    I’ll still wait for reviews. Color me unimpressed.

    • Preston

      Bummer. I think it’s really cool–and with such a classic feel.

    • I can understand your reservations. The prequels left a lot people disappointed and upset. It just feels like they nailed the aesthetic and tone of the Original Trilogy so well.

  • Terence Pang

    Who’s offering their hand to help boyega in the trailer.

  • Brian_Salisbury

    Guys, I’m telling you, Luke is going to be THE BAD GUY! I have a whole theory on this. Keep an eye out for today’s Inside the Locker posting, I outline the whole thing. The force is strong with all of you…always.

    • Preston

      I’d be down with that… but what about all the defiance in episodes 5 and 6? He did throw himself off a tower instead of joining the Dark Side, after all. Maybe it’s Leia who will turn. That theory is fun to toss around.

      You should start a pool or some type of over/under. Which Skywalker joins the Dark Side?

      • Mark Hamill has always thrown around the idea of Luke turning to the Dark Side. He even thought it would happen in Return of the Jedi and that he would be redeemed by his sister. Still, it would be a great twist if Luke was the villain in The Force Awakens.

  • Patrick Goforth

    Han and Chewie still cool as ever!!!

  • Mr_Plainview

    I really hope this movie is good but I’m completely unimpressed and pretty much disinterested in anything Star Wars these days. And my pessimism about the Star Wars franchise doesn’t come from me feeling that the prequels pissed all over my childhood, but rather that the Star Wars franchise has spent most of its time thoroughly pissing all over itself.

    An honest analysis of the franchise (movies, books, comics, video games, etc.) shows that about 90% of it has been pure garbage. You can’t even say that 50% of the movies have been good, so this new one should be awesome, because more then 50% of the movies have been atrocious. You have to remember that there was more than six movies in total. The original trilogy was good, then the prequels sucked, then you have the ewok movies and the animated clone wars movie. So more than half of all Star Wars movies sucked. At this point it makes more logical sense that the Star Wars franchise isn’t awesome, but rather that Star Wars sucks, and they just happened to have a few lucky moments.

    I really really really hope these new films totally rock, but to me Star Wars is like Eddie Murphy, I remember it being good for a brief moment in what now seems like a distant dream, but I sure don’t see any evidence in recent memory of it being anything other than an epic fail.

    • Preston

      I agree and disagree.

      Yes, Star Wars is completely whored out, which makes closer to 95% of the material totally pathetic. Star Wars books and comics are a waste of time, with the acceptation of a few, and every show/movie but the original trilogy, and ,in my opinion Sith, suck. Anyone older than 15 who is down with the Clone Wars animated show needs a brain-scan. That shit is trash (yes, maybe I need a brain-scan too–I said Sith doesn’t suck).

      No, I don’t agree with your Eddie Murphy/Star Wars film analogy… makes me think you missed the SW craze of the late 70’s to mid 80’s. Eddie to the side, Star Wars was really good for a long time. Sure the Ewoks and Christmas special came out, but whatever. I never saw the Xmas special until the internet came about, and I loved, as designed, the Ewok movies as a young child. So for me, Star Wars was great until the mid 90’s when everything went to hell in a hand basket.

      Whatever the case, here’s to a strong rebound… one we are all hoping for.