Thursday was a big day for Star Wars fans. The send official teaser for Star Was: The Force Awakens premiered at Star Wars Celebration 2015 and promptly took over the internet. Tears of joy and hoots of happiness were mediated by hip affected posturing about restrained disinterest. If you haven’t seen it, or want to watch it again, I won’t waste any more of your time.
At the celebration, director JJ Abrams talked about his vision for the look and feel of the movie:
One of the things I love so much about the original trilogy was that sense of everything being real and weathered and lived-in and used. It was a world of underdogs; you just felt you were fighting against an enemy that was bigger and larger. To me, the look and feel of that technology being anything but pristine or brand-new, was really important. There needs to be a contrast.tor.com
All that’s portrayed in an elegant, civilized way with the opening shot.
If you’re the kind of person that enjoys over analyzing these things frame by frame, head over to /Film where Russ Fischer has isolated fifty images and talked about what they depict and what they might mean.
Depending on your sensitivity level, both of those links can be said to contain spoilers. But this is Star Wars, Disney and Lucasfilm aren’t going to let anything major slip.
There is one thing I’m super excited about that’s not a spoiler at all. The rolling droid, BB-8, is a practical effect. They considered going CGI, but opted to just build it instead. BB-8 rolled out during a panel at the celebration. I’m glad the journalists’ mouths were hanging open, too.
It’s going to be a long wait until December 18th. There will be many challenges. People, perhaps even your friends, will try to curb your enthusiasm. Roll right over that curb and tell them firmly: