There were 10 particular moments that stuck out for us in the new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer so follow along with us….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
The new trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was released on Friday just in time for a herd of nerds (like myself) to watch 50 times before the weekend and dissect each and every second in the minute and a half teaser.
To make sure we scrutinize and pour over all the details, we here at Nerdcore Movement have decided to make a breakdown of everything we caught during the new trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Of course if we miss anything, please comment below.
1. Let’s start off with the voiceover in the trailer. It sounds a lot like Yoda or something akin to Yoda. Frank Oz, who voiced Yoda in all six previous Star Wars movies hasn’t been attached to the new film yet so it’s hard to say who or what exactly was speaking during the trailer. Here’s the full quote from the trailer:
“There’s been an awakening — have you felt it? The dark side and the light”
Best guess — it’s a ghost Yoda and he’s speaking to Luke Skywalker, who does not appear in the clip, but the best assumption is he’s the Jedi master that’s leading the charge of the next generation of Jedis in the Star Wars universe.
2. The opening scene in the trailer looks like Tatooine — the home planet of Luke Skywalker
3. It’s there we get our first glimpse of a new actor from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as John Boyega pops up, frantic and panicked while dressed in a Storm Trooper outfit. The fact that one of the named actors in the film is dressed as a Storm Trooper — a notoriously anonymous group of white suited death dealers — means he’s obviously got a more important role in this film and my best guess is he’s going to turn to the Rebel Alliance before the movie is over. Just a hunch.
4. Next up are the ship full of Storm Troopers all getting ready to mount an attack. The bay doors open and the Storm Troopers are ready to pile out, armed to the teeth and ready to get shot one-by-one.
5. The next named actor in the trailer is newcomer Daisy Ridley, who pops on a hover vehicle and takes off while stationed on Tatooine. Is it possible she’s one of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s children? The other thing to note is the look of the vehicle she’s riding in the trailer — it looks much more like something out of Star Wars from 1977 than the over stylized prequels that were made more recently. It was a big criticism from fans (myself included) that the ‘new’ Star Wars movies looked so much different from the originals that there was just too much CGI at play and it didn’t even look like the same universe. It seems director J.J. Abrams took note and made some changes.
6. The X-Wing fighters are back as well and the pilot in this particular clip is wearing the classic Rebel Alliance insignia on his helmet.
7. Of course the moment every Star Wars fan will be freaking out about this weekend is the newest member of the Sith wielding a new version of the lightsaber. The assumption is this character is a Sith anyways based on his dark black robe and the red color in his lighsaber, traditionally a color used by the Sith in the films (Darth Vader, Count Dooku, Darth Maul). There was the same level of excitement for Darth Maul’s double ended lightsaber in ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ although it all came to a hault when the character ended up being in the movie for about three minutes before meeting his death. Adam Driver is playing the new big bad in the Star Wars sequel so maybe that’s him?
Still, the new lightsaber with two additional flares looks like a combination of the classic weapon of the Jedi and something out of ‘Game of Thrones’, which is never a bad thing.
8. The final shots feature the debut of the Millennium Falcon in all its glory, going to battle with a couple of TIE fighters. It’s clear there’s still some remnant of the old Galactic Empire still floating around the universe given the appearance of Storm Troopers and the TIE fighters, but there’s no telling how deep that particular thread of the previous three movies will play into the new film. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes place more than 30 years after the original set of movies, so a lot can happen in three decades.
9. The close is the classic ‘Star Wars’ theme from John Williams that should send you into a feeding frenzy just waiting on more to be shown when the next trailer debuts in the coming months.
10. There’s a ball droid! Did you see it? A freaking ball droid!
Oh yeah, here’s the trailer one more time — geek out once again.
‘Star Wars’ The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, 2015