Star Wars Trailer Ignites a Fire Within the Hearts of Its Fans.
Finally, after months of anticipation and speculation, Star Wars fans all over the world got their first actual trailer of the new “Star Wars” movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“. At first, there was a lot of debate about whether or not this movie would even be worth seeing. After Disney had bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, the fans of “Star Wars” went crazy. Most of us fans feared that Disney would not do “Star Wars” justice. However, this trailer has rekindled the “Star Wars” “fire” within fans and has so far proven us wrong. The trailer opens up with the good, old-fashion “Star Wars” music and a narrative by a voice whose owner is not revealed. Despite this, we can deduct that the voice belongs to Luke Skywalker, because the narrative is quite familiar to fan’s ears. For those viewers who are not familiar with the speech in “Return of the Jedi“, Luke reveals to Lea during this speech that Darth Vader is his father and says, “The force is strong in my family.” Fast forward to the “The Force Awakens” trailer where Luke’s narrative starts with, “The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it, and you have the power, too.” At this point, I was jumping out of my seat with excitement. Of course, the trailer continues with many explosions, characters that have yet to be introduced, the famous R2D2, X-Wing fighters, and of course the Millenium Falcon. We also see a melted Darth Vader mask, which hits you right in the heart where it hurts. As if that was not enough to make any fan excited, Han Solo and his Wookiee pal appear on screen at the end of the trailer with the best line of the whole thing; “Chewie….we’re home.” That was all it took. I was screaming and waving my arms around like a crazy person. My father was crying and my mother simply said, “God, Han Solo looks old.”
I am so excited for this film. I think that Disney is going to do an amazing job with the movie and yes, I will be cosplaying for the midnight premiere. With that, I would say watch the trailer and let your geek flag fly. This is one movie I won’t be waiting to see on DVD.