Saturday, November 29, 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer #1

Now, I'm a fan of J.J. Abrams, and I saw Star Wars (the original first one) in theaters when I was five years old and have it baked into my DNA, so this is aimed squarely at my nostalgic heart.  But, after watching this teaser (keyword being teaser) I am . . . not impressed.

I felt nothing when I watched this (a wholly different reaction than the one I had to the Phantom Menace trailer, I should point out) - it's nice to see we're going back to Tattooine AGAIN (I guess), and the X-Wings racing over the water are intriguing (I guess), and it's the return of the Millennium Falcon, but it doesn't "feel" like Star Wars, not at all.  Which isn't necessarily bad or good, it just is.

So, I'll wait and see if they can spur me to peel away those dollar bills for the theatrical experience, or if I'll wait for the Netflix release.  But a year out - despite the excitement I've seen from friends online - they need to work a little harder to grab me.


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