A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Darth Vader sacrificed himself for his son,
destroying the Sith and bringing balance to the Force. Thirty years later, the Force
has been unveiled yet again and the epic intergalactic space opera continues.
It has leapt into hyper-space and will soon be blasting its way into your galaxy.
Jedi, both young and old, hope for a new dawn while Sith seek to manipulate it
from behind the shadows.
I’m the Ranting Usher. Let me talk you to your seat, my young padawan.
The original teaser introduced a helmetless stormtrooper, a mysterious cloaked
figure wielding a hilted lightsaber and other unfamiliar sights and characters.
Undoubtedly, Lucasfilms and J.J. Abrams had meant to target a generation that
might not necessarily have experienced episodes four through six in the
seventies and eighties. Mere seconds were devoted to paying homage to the
The current trailer takes a nostalgic approach.
It highlights elements that have remained rooted in Star Wars culture for decades.
John William's score, which is reminiscent of a scene in "A New Hope" featuring
twin suns on Tattooine, plays while the camera pans across the desert where a
Star Destroyer lies abandoned and destroyed.
Luke Skywalker narrates.
He delivers a line he had formerly used in Return of the Jedi but tweaks it just
enough to suggest that his legacy can and will unfold in the hands of a new
generation of Skywalker’s.
Strangely, Leia is never seen even though she is alluded to in Luke's
Although Darth Vader’s helmet appears battered and unattached to his apparatus,
his mechanical rasping ensues.
Might he return?
Masterfully woven through the second trailer, these clips say a lot while saying
very little, thus titillating thousands who have been waiting since 1983 to reignite
Put both teaser trailers together and you have a movie that will not only transcend
time and space, but one that over time might even become as much of a
quintessential classic as "Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back."
Both padawans and Jedi masters will come together to celebrate Star Wars,
Episode VII The Force Awakens this Christmas.
I’m the Ranting Usher. Let me talk you to a whole new galaxy.
"Chewie, we're home."