This trailer has been months in the making!
Eleven months after the first teaser, fans of The Force Awakens were finally treated for their patience with a full and final trailer for the reboot of the famous space-opera.
Here is the final, full trailer of the most anticipated movie of 2015…
It begins, fittingly, with a question. A clipped, authoritative voice asking: “Who are you?”
Daisy Ridley’s desert scavenger Rey is in the bowels of a crashed Star Destroyer and answers plaintively: “I’m no one.”
John Boyega’s runaway stormtrooper Finn faces a similar crisis: “I was raised to do one thing. But I’ve got nothing to fight for.”
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) has no doubt or humility about his purpose: “Nothing will stand in our way,” he says to the scorched remains of Darth Vader’s mask. “I will finish what you started.”
The Force Awakens takes place thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi and those events seemed to have faded into legend with Rey talking about the stories that she has heard. Harrison Ford’s Han Solo shows up and confirms that the stories they have heard are true: the dark side, the Jedi. They are real.
Then he gets an embrace from Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia. Maybe once you have found someone else who is lost, you’re not nobody anymore. One person seems to be lost from the original Star Wars trinity: Luke.
After the first teaser hit last November, with Andy Serkis’ still unseen Surpreme Leader Snoke intoning: “There has been an awakening…have you felt it?” That was followed by April’s longer teaser featuring old friend Han and Chewie; Han declaring: “Chewie, we’re home.”
Then fans were treated to behind-the-scenes glimpses, both in video and print articles, hinting at the origin of the Darth Vader-obsessed and inspired Kylo Ren, but next to nothing has been shown of the classic hero, Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker (unless you believe the person with R2-D2 is actually Luke).
Little tidbits like this have kept fans happy but everything associated with J.J. Abrams’ journey has been aimed at cultivating an shroud of mystery and anticipation to keep fans, podcasters, and fansite operators guessing about the world we’ll find in the galaxy far, far, away after thirty years. The new footage finally connects a few dots, but leaves a lot left unanswered. This might be better for fans until they settle into their seats on December 18.
The preview made its debut in prime time during ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. I love football but this preview was the only reason I watched the first half.
The announcement of pre-sale tickets for The Force Awakens has already crashed online retailer websites such as Fandango, MovieTickets.com, Regal Cinemas, and AMC Cinemas. I think everyone has let the Force in.