Star Wars The Force Awakens

It might still be about 54 weeks until we finally get to see the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens, but Disney, Lucasfilm and JJ Abrams have gratefully (can you tell I’m a massive Star Wars fan yet?) gave us 88 seconds of absolute joy with a short teaser for the film.

Instantly on watching the trailer the first thing that comes to mind for me is the look and feel, this is old school, back to the original trilogy, I know we don’t see very much, but JJ Abrams really looks to have nailed this already.

I won’t spoil this for anyone who hasn’t seen the trailer yet, so the rest of my thoughts are going to fill in below the trailer, watch it and let me know your thoughts.

Straight away the first things that gets me excited is that scene with the Sith lightsaber, the X-Wings on the water, the Stormtroopers and of course, that Millenium Falcon scene.

Another thing to come out in the last couple of days is who is that voice? Well it’s now been confirmed as Andy Serkis, could this mean he will be the big bad guy over this new trilogy as now being rumoured? I’m excited to see what he brings after his epic mo-cap work on Dawn o f the Planet of the Apes.

My predictions going forward for The Force Awakens is that we will get a full trailer attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron in April(UK)/May(US), what do you think we will get to see next?

Author

Alan Horne

Itsfilmtastic is a hobby of mine, I manage this great blog in my spare time, while in my day job I'm a web & user interaction designer. You can find my design work on my portfolio and you can follow my design and movie tweets at @alanjhorne.