New Star Wars Trailer

April 16th, 2015

So, we have an actual trailer for the Force Awakens.  It looks like JJ Abrams has the feel of the original trilogy figured out.

I'm not even going to warn you that there are spoilers ahead.  Well, I guess I just did.  With my obligation thus fulfilled, let's get to it.

destroyer_desert

That's a Star Destroyer crashed in the desert, with a dead X-Wing in the foreground.  Notice the rounded turbines:  that's an old-school model, not one of the new ones.  The battle must have taken place during the original trilogy.

kylo_ren

Kylo Ren, the new bad guy.  The mask reminds me of Darth Revan, from the one good Star Wars video game.  His lightsaber looks downright dangerous.

lightsaber_handoff

I think that's Leia receiving the lightsaber.  Notice the resemblance to Luke Skywalker's first lightsaber, which he lost in the Empire Strikes Back.  The person handing it over appears to be an alien.

Who ends up with it?  Finn.  Apparently, the stormtrooper gig wasn't working out too well for him.  I expected Daisy Ridley's character to be the one, since she's supposed to be Han and Leia's daughter.

luke_r2

Speaking of Luke, I think that's him.  Who else has a mechanical right hand and hangs out with R2D2?

nazi_troopers

New stormtroopers.  The Nazi parallels in this scene are hard to miss.  The Empire is gone, and they appear to be serving something called the First Order (the good guys are apparently the Resistance).

chrome_trooper

Check out this dapper guy.  It looks like they've switched to a more practical rifle than the old converted Sterlings.

falcon_destroyer

The Millennium Falcon being chased by a couple of TIE fighters.  They're actually flying into the fuselage of the dead Star Destroyer.  In case there's any doubt about the pilots, the final shot clears it up.

han_chewie

Shut up.  I've just got something in my eye.  From chopping onions.  Also, allergies.

Ah, screw it.  "Chewie, we're home" is all I needed to hear.

2 Comments
  1. Chase wrote, running Mozilla Firefox 37.0 on Windows 7

    Thank you for this analysis. This looks fantastic in the most true sense of the word.

    Comment on April 19, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

  2. SPEMack wrote, running Google Chrome 42.0.2311.90 on Windows 7

    X-Wings make me happy. Like entirely too happy for a fictional space fighter.

    the only things that make happier than X-Wings would be Kate Upton in short shorts holding a Browning marked FAL.

    Comment on April 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

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