Friday, August 28, 2015

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage Is Short, But Also Quite Impressive And Exciting!!

Is a 15 second teaser of Star Wars: The Force Awakens really enough for an entire article? Is this what we, the online media, have come to? Is this the nadir of journalism?

To all those questions I say: perhaps an argument could be made for all of those ideas. But frankly, the 15 second footage that us unveiled in this new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser is pretty damn exciting to me and I'm sure many of the readers of this piece, so why the hell shouldn't I share my thoughts on it? Maybe the length of the content traditionally wouldn't justify a piece, but the excitement surrounding this film most definitely does. Anywho, as you might have guessed, some new footage from that upcoming J.J. Abrams film has come online via Instagram and you can watch it below!

Damn that's some great eerie music, written by John Williams I assume. The main takeaway from this footage is that, yay! Finn (John Boyega) will be wielding a lightsaber in the movie, as that D23 poster revealed two weeks back! It's so cool to see Boyega holding one of the most iconic cinema weapons of all-time and I can't wait to see him duke it out with Kylo Ren. The other major new shot of this teaser (consisting of Rey looking upward while her droid BB-8 looks on) is less revealing in terms of plot details, but hey, BB-8 is freaking adorable, who could argue with seeing him more?

Many have pondered if this teaser will lead into a new trailer today or next week, but I don't think so. J.J. Abrams has repeatedly said in the past we won't get a trailer until the Fall and we're not quite there yet. My prediction is we'll see a new trailer at the tail end of September, just in time for it go out on The Martian, and between now and the time that trailer launches, we may get a few more of these Instagram teasers. If they continue to be this well-crafted, I welcome their existence whole-heartedly!

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