It is finally here! So hard to believe! The much awaited first look for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens comes in the form of a brief teaser trailer running for about 1 minute 30 seconds, which makes you cry out for more. But that is how a studio would unleash the first trailer for such a massive movie, right? You give the audience a little taste of what is to follow, you wet their appetite, you make them salivate. That is exactly what happens in this teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In case you have not seen it yet or care for another look, here is the teaser released earlier today.
Wow! Now time to dig a little bit more. The trailer has an amazing feel to it, taking us back to the original trilogy that came in the period 1977 – 1983. The opening shot of a desert, the fast spinning robot, the unknown lady desperately flying away, these are moments that would have fit perfectly in the original trilogy. It has an urgency too it, an excitement, and a build up of anticipation. While the subsequent prequel trilogy that released in the period 1999 – 2005 was something I enjoyed immensely even though many die-hard Star Wars fans shun it, I too admit that the original films had a more human touch to them as compared to the CGI loaded trilogy which followed. It seems director J.J. Abrams wants to take us back to that era, giving us just the adequate amount of visual effects without losing out on the core strength of these movies which is its appealing storyline.
Nonetheless, the scene I loved the most from the trailer was the one which was visually the most appealing. Ahha, this one!
The first look at the new lightsaber, with the red blade bringing back memories of Darth Vader. There are more shots which would make you reminiscence, like the X-Wings and their pilots with the orange jumpsuits. And of course, the Millennium Falcon!
The brief trailer gives a good amount of time to Han Solo’s spacecraft, though who is riding it this time is not known. Could it be Han Solo himself? Or maybe the offspring of Han and Leia? None of the iconic characters from the previous movies make an appearance in the initial trailer, though the unknown lady racing across a desert planet is rumoured to be the daughter of Han and Leia.
The storm troopers make their own no-nonsense entry in the trailer as well, and their presence sort of makes the trailer feel complete.
The theatrical release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is a year away, far far away indeed, but till then we are going to be all eager to see a full-fledged trailer of the movie which would throw a bit more light on the direction the film will take. It is not a standalone movie as you would be knowing, but part of a trilogy and an expanding Star Wars universe which would consist of spin-offs as well, something in the way Disney has managed to build on the Marvel brand. Star Wars can be a huge deal again for a new generation altogether. And it starts with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I have got a good feeling about this!
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is scheduled to release in the USA on December 18, 2015.