‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer & Images Favors The Heart Side

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Walt Disney Studios

 

“There’s been an awakening – have you felt it?” – Star Wars: The Force Awakens VO provided by Andy Serkis

I’m still a bit annoyed by the Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) plotline behind the disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness, but today’s release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer reminded me that director J.J. Abrams is also a talented craftsman.

His coming of age, sci-fi tale Super 8 definitely tugged at the heartstrings (as well as displayed Abrams’ innate love for filmmaking), and hearing John Williams’ iconic score brought on years of nostalgia – feelings which almost got me choked up (I stayed the course, however and didn’t shed a tear).

Walt Disney Studios also released its first set of images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring a few new additions to George Lucas’ ever expanding universe. Here’s the set:

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Walt Disney Studios

Actress Daisy Ridley feels the need for speed.  I have no idea if Ridley’s cruising around Tattoine or playing two point hit ’em up with a bunch of Sandcrawlers. Needless to say – it’s awesome.

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Walt Disney Studios

John Boyega, best known for his work in Attack the Block, is having a very bad (but possibly elucidating) moment. If this picture could speak, I’d venture that Boyega’s storm trooper days are over after looking into what seems to be the face of terror. A switch to the Light Side perhaps?

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Walt Disney Studios

I can’t seen anyone but Han Solo in charge of the Millennium Falcon, but one wonders if this rust bucket’s days are numbered. Still, don’t expect two measly TIE fighters to take this baby down!!

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Walt Disney Studios

And the winner for most dangerous looking lightsaber goes to . . . Adam Driver. The Girls and What If star is rumored to be playing one of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ major villains.  I’m guessing he’s a Sith – but I’ve been wrong time and time again.

As for John Williams (I count myself as one of the millions, thanks to his work on Brian De Palma’s horror/thriller The Fury), here’s a bit of good news:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens nationwide December 18, 2015.

So what are your thoughts on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and its first images? Did it live up to your expectations? Feel free to comment below!

iOS News: ‘Call of Duty: Heroes’ Releases Worthwhile Weekend Bonus

 

Since I’m a veritable cheapskate who prefers spending my cash on food and drink, free to play titles like the recently released Call of Duty: Heroes will always grab my attention (for my detailed review of the game, check out my Arcade Sushi review).

Starting today, owners of COD: Heroes as well as newcomers who download the game will receive a 20% bonus on their PVP (player vs. player) battles through the end of this weekend. Getting as much oil and gold currency is of utmost importance since your COD base will consistently be attacked by other players. Gold and oil is primarily used to upgrade and build your weapons/units/buildings, but a huge chunk of your resources will be depleted from base invasions.

For details on this weekend’s deal, check out the photo below:

Call of Duty: Heroes – Activision

Call of Duty: Heroes has a ton of gameplay and, along with Boom Beach, it’s a must play app on my iPad.

If you’ve stumbled upon this COD post, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Call of Duty: Heroes as well. Until then, I’ll head back to my base for a bit of housekeeping.

Call of Duty: Heroes - Activision
Call of Duty: Heroes – Activision

Call of Duty: Heroes is now available as a free to play download at the App Store.