Thursday, April 16, 2015
Is The Force Strong With This One? The Second 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer is Finally Here!
The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has just debuted.
I am still amazed to see a black man as a lead in a Star Wars film. For those folks who did not grow up having to "read yourself" into Star Wars because of the structured absence of black and non-white characters in the Original Trilogy (Lando and random Return of the Jedi Rebel Pilot) being the notable exceptions), the power of such moments may be lost on you.
The new trailer has some great stuff. We see the the physical evidence of the Galactic Civil War with a destroyed Star Destroyer on a desert world named Jakku, the rise of the "new" Empire, Storm Commandos (or are they an honor guard or personal strike unit for the new villain?), Luke's robotic arm, a Sith cult led by Kylo Ren who have found Vader's helmet from the funeral pyre, what seems to be some fratricidal combat between elements of the remaining Galactic Empire, and of course other goodness too--a lightsaber being passed from "mother" to "daughter" perhaps? and yes, Han and Chewie are finally "home".
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now a very real thing.
It is time to revisit the predictions and thoughts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that I made in this episode of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show.
Any thoughts or reactions to the new trailer? Excited? Worried? Both?