"Just Let It In" - Final STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer

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 "Just Let It In" - Final STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer
For those that weren't watching Monday Night Football just to get a glimpse of a commercial, here's the latest trailer for the newest Star Wars film. Tickets now on sale in most markets.

This is happening, folks.

Couple cool things to note, despite fact that I'm actually doing my best to not connect too many dots:

  • That score. If we're to believe, that's new John Williams score (something sadly lacking from the newest Spielberg film). It's plinky piano, and it's kind of perfect
  • Hey look - lens flare! (and more "teepees" a la Tusken camp)lensflare.jpg
  • That scavenging-inside-a-Star Destroyer shot is pretty epic
  • Boyega, Boyega, Boyegaboyega_sw.jpg
  • I'm trying very hard indeed not to figure how whose voice is slowed down to become baddie Kylo Ren, but I'm presuming it's just Adam Driver doing his basso voice from Llewyn Davis
  • For some reason these flags remind me of the Mandalorian armour on Boba Fett. Plus - giant red mechanical thing! (Hope it's not, um, a "Bad Robot")robot.jpg
  • Boy I hope that's not a lump of Wookiee that she's mourning:


  • Many more moments of sheer nostalgia - yes, we've got a Vader head, but it's small stuff like this:


...a beautiful CGI shot that echoes one of the most complex practical effects shot ever made (this one from Return of the Jedi

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Leo ErisOctober 19, 2015 10:51 PM


Michael LangOctober 19, 2015 10:52 PM

The two new leads look so uninteresting. Very bland.

Ash CurOctober 19, 2015 11:15 PM

Funny you mention the flags reminding you of Mandalorian armor. If you look at the very top in the middle of that frame you will see one of those flags actually has a Bantha skull on it!

Jason GorberOctober 19, 2015 11:34 PM

...yeah, exactly. I'm kind of freaked out that I got that by pure subliminal goodness alone

BenUmsteadOctober 19, 2015 11:45 PM

I'd just like to say here that I love how Rey's introduction in the trailer (and I am assuming in the movie itself) is a pretty direct lift from Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

BenUmsteadOctober 20, 2015 12:03 AM

Seems to me like this is the castle for Lupita's character. All the flags could be emblems of smugglers, bounty hunters, pirates and such, and adorning your castle with them shows that this is a communal safe zone of sorts... maybe?

Shelagh M. Rowan-LeggOctober 20, 2015 5:02 AM

If Ridley and Boyega are as prominent in the film as they are in the trailer, I might actually be convinced to see it.

BenUmsteadOctober 20, 2015 5:48 AM

Well, they're the leads. Wait... are you being cheeky, Shelagh?

Shelagh M. Rowan-LeggOctober 20, 2015 6:46 AM

trailers can be deceptive ;)

Michael GoodierOctober 20, 2015 6:49 AM

The robot at 1:37 really reminds me of the robots on laputa too

Ard VijnOctober 20, 2015 9:17 AM

So, who else thought TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE at that first shot?

rantingsw3deOctober 20, 2015 11:12 AM

Yes! Getting a big Miyazaki vibe from some of those shots.

rantingsw3deOctober 20, 2015 11:14 AM

How? Boyega is a breath of fresh air that this franchise needs. And Ridley is just owning all the shots she's in. Don't let the hate flow through you!

ToryKOctober 20, 2015 11:42 AM

The eyes ceased to be dry when Rey says "There are stories about what happened." From then on, it was game over for me. I wasn't around when the OT was released, so I never thought I'd be able to take my dad to see Luke, Han, and Leia. But holy shit, here I am watching the trailer. Goosebumps.

Michael LangOctober 20, 2015 1:30 PM

His bland face. There is nothing there. At best it is suitable for network television.

Todd BrownOctober 20, 2015 2:39 PM

Different strokes, etc etc, of course and not everyone is going to like or respond to the same people I do, but for my money Boyega is one of the best actors of his generation. He's spectacular in Attack The Block and showcases really significant range. There's a stillness to him, for sure, but lots and lots of layers underneath that ...

Jason GorberOctober 20, 2015 3:01 PM

Perhaps his best performance to date hasn't been seen by many (yet):


Not going to convince those dismissing him for loads of reasons (perceived performance by some, virulent racism for others) but I agree with Todd, the guy's got loads going for him.

Michael LangOctober 20, 2015 3:06 PM

I guess it is a "boring" generation. No character in their faces. Just pretty. No charisma. Bland.

BenUmsteadOctober 20, 2015 3:34 PM

If the marketing and poster placement and such have anything to say they certainly are important.

BenUmsteadOctober 20, 2015 3:36 PM

Indeed, the combo of Block and Dreams really shows a range... that stillness Todd mentions, but such a rising tenacity, too

EdmondWhereverOctober 20, 2015 6:54 PM

I loved that line. I was like, "You're damned right there are!"

KoolzOctober 20, 2015 9:10 PM

Fin must die in this film. Confronting Kylo Ren with light Saber when he is a nobody. Ren built his light saber. Force Awakens on the light and on the Dark.
There is no Yoda to teach the ways of the Jedi.
The Movie is really About Rey.
I guess the big question is who get's seduced to the dark side.
Looks fantastic! Can't wait!

rantingsw3deOctober 21, 2015 5:49 AM

He's signed on for the sequel!

rantingsw3deOctober 21, 2015 5:49 AM

I was thinking Mad Max.

KoolzOctober 21, 2015 2:55 PM

maybe he loses an arm then or is saved by Rey.

KoolzOctober 21, 2015 8:17 PM

I think the leaked concept art revealed to much. Now that I have scene the trailer.

ToryKOctober 22, 2015 1:38 PM

I know! It was a "throw your fist in the air if you're a Star Wars fan" moment. This movie's got a little bit of fanboy in its step, and I like it. I'm hoping Abrams was just as shrewd with his storytelling as they've been with the marketing.

EdmondWhereverOctober 22, 2015 2:12 PM

Well, having Lawrence Kasdan on board is a good omen! Although frankly, having John Williams involved pretty much guarantees I'll love it.

SWBeatOctober 26, 2015 5:17 AM

Well is Kylo Ren a force user or is he simply a dark side fanatic? If he has no powers, the match with Finn could make sense,
Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Anakin became force ghosts, Luke might be learning a bit from them still.

KoolzOctober 26, 2015 5:35 AM

I believe it is Kylo Ren that is not full Sith Lord but has Powers and built his Light Saber(The Cross)(which is part of the story)

Fin I have no idea. He seems like he just has nothing but is given Luke's Light Saber.
That trailer Reveals something that I won't mention here , I don't want to spoil the film for anyone. That something was in the Leaked Art.

Force Awakens is about the Force coming back on the Dark Side and The Light Side. Both Sides want to win.

Rey is the Key Character.

Anything else is just speculation, as it should be people want to be surprised!