Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer Review

So I might have cried a bit at a movie trailer today.  Yep full on nerd tears.  Tonight the new Star Wars: Force Awakens trailer dropped during halftime at Monday Night Football and this trailer was epic in the truest sense of the word.  It did everything you want a trailer to do.  We got to see and hear from new characters.  We got little nibbles of stories but no major plot points.  We got to see the old and new school players (except for Luke!).  It had great music.  Showed the great cinematography and all the practical effects.  The battle sequences look awesome.

We know there are scenes with real heart where both Finn and Rey are learning from Han Solo (initially a doubter) about the force and the Jedi and we can assume the Jedi is stuff of legend and basically gone.  We see Leia and Han that seem to be embracing about something sad.  We see Kylo Ren take off his mask and wield his light saber at Finn in some kind of fight.  He is a disciple of Vader and has Vader’s mask- wants to be like Vader.

I was also thrilled to see Rey looking like a strong and lead character in the story.  As we discussed in my recent Phantom Menace review/discussion none of the Star Wars films have passed the Bechdel test but I feel this time with Rey, Lupita Nyongo’s character and Leia we might actually do it. I think Rey might be the Luke Skywalker of the this trilogy which would be amazing.

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to see this movie!  I already have my tickets purchased for Dec 17th and I will probably see it again Dec 18th in IMAX.   Even at the worst with the prequels Star Wars is a battle of good verses evil and an entire world to become absorbed in. It’s about harnessing a spiritual force greater than yourself and not allowing doubt or fear to enter your heart.  How many movies can say that? You have your Harry Potter or your Lord of the Rings but to me at least Star Wars trumps them all.

Here is my trailer reaction. It’s not that great but I was so excited my brain left me.  There’s a lot of squealing but some of you may find it fun.  Follow me on periscope by the way @smilingldsgirl (and on all other social media like snapchat, instagram etc).

My favorite of all the trailer reviews I saw was this one. It captured how I felt at least.

I was a little surprised we didn’t get the rating yet because I had heard we might but maybe the MPAA isn’t done with their review yet.  I figure it will be PG-13 but it would be fine at PG because then more kids could see it but I think with those battles it will be PG-13.

So what did you think of the trailer?  Are you excited and did you buy your tickets like so many of us did?  Is there a spot in the trailer that stood out to you more than others Let’s share and nerd out together! 🙂

The poster looks pretty awesome too! Counting down the days…

force awakens poster

10 thoughts on “Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer Review

  1. Hehe. Nerd tears! 🙂 I can’t wait to see this. Have the tickets booked already. Han & Leia!!!!! OMG! And I, too, LOVE that Rey is looking like a very very important character, not just some girl on the side. My daughter already loves her and has her outfit to dress up in – having a strong female character for my Star Wars-loving daughter is very important to me. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it awesome! So excited and I hope they keep it relatively family friendly so that families like you and your daughter can go without it being a problem. I wish I had a daughter I could take!

  2. It definitely is a brilliant trailer. I love how tantalising it is – I’m particularly fascinated to learn just what happened after Return of the Jedi and what kind of world the characters are living in now. Obviously there’s a lot of conflict going on at this point in time, but I hope the backstory doesn’t have everything going down the toilet soon after the Rebels won – I want their victory to still have meant something. This trailer also has a really good blend of familiar stuff and new elements, just as the previous teasers did.

    I won’t be watching the film at a midnight screening (though my sister will be), but I’m really looking forward to it!

    1. I agree with everything you said. I am very curious to know more about what happened to the Jedi and how they could be myth in 30 years.
      I love how the enthusiasm I’m seeing for this trailer is equal among women and men. It’s just such a universal story and characters anyone can relate too

    1. It must be interesting for you having just seen most of the series. I think it’s emotional for many of us because we have been waiting so long for a great Star Wars movie.

  3. I’m definitely excited to see this film now after seeing this trailer. I probably won’t go to the midnight showing (I tried going to a mid other showing of a couple other films and didn’t do too well for me), but I plan to see it sometime during the Christmas or New Year’s holiday nonetheless. Glad to know you look forward to it as well.

  4. I look forward to having my emotions primed up by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In just a couple of 2 minute trailers, what I’ve seen looks a thousand times more promising than the Prequels. Star Wars isn’t even my favourite movie franchise; I actually prefer Jurassic Park, Middle-Earth, and Indiana Jones just a little more. But this looks to renew my love of the series (or rather the OT). I hope the film is not only magnificent, but enough to convince those fans who doubted in its quality to reconsider themselves. I’m lucky to be among the first to see it on the 17th with my Dad, and I know its going to be an experience to remember!

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