Friday, November 28, 2014

The Star Wars Trailer Awakens

Here it is: The 88 seconds that's going to feed countless hours of examination, conversation, and introspection over the next several months. It's more than a year until JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VIII opens, so it's understandable that we don't really get much in the way of exposition or even context in this assemblage. This is about new owners Disney putting a sign out front that says, "Yep, new Star Wars is on the way." I have some friends who were making plans to hit up a theater to catch this, and honestly I hope they reconsider. What we get here is fine, but it also doesn't look like anything different from the numerous well made fan-produced Star Wars vids littering YouTube. I don't think it'll feel "real" to me until we get some footage of our old friends from the Original Trilogy. Now the wait is on for the first full trailer.

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