The first official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has arrived in theaters and online and nerds everywhere can rejoice. The trailer is only a minute and half long but there are lots of things that stand out, particularly the return of the Millennium Falcon, X-wings, and TIE fighters. There’s also a seemingly-Sith villain carrying a new type of lightsaber with a laser cross-guard. There are stormtroopers and they have actual, physical armor costumes again, none of that shoddy CG armor that we saw in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. One thing I noticed is the title is simplified. It’s just Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They omitted the episode number for some reason. It’s like they want us to forget about the dismal prequel trilogy and return to the spirit of the original trilogy. This first glimpse looks fantastic; I have full faith in J.J. Abrams and his vision. December 2015 needs to hurry up and get here already.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young