The powers that be told media members to keep their plot details at the barest of minimum, so this “review” of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is more of a general collection of scrambled thoughts that’s spoiler and narrative free. However jumbled and incoherent these following words come across, simply know this: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ranks right up there with “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” And personally, it’s my favorite installment of the series.
“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:
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.
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?
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!!
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:
Yes, that’s new John Williams score in #TheForceAwakens teaser.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 28, 2014
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens nationwide December 18, 2015.