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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 9:23am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Yawn-inducing.  More CGI.  None of our old friends.  
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 9:29am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

No desire to watch it a second time.  
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 9:31am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Really? 90 seconds and you had to yawn?

I felt the complete opposite. John Boyega's sudden entrance into the shot wearing a trooper uniform, Daisy Ridley on the speeder, the falcon's arc, the racing x-wings and the Jedi/Sith in the forest were all exciting, I thought 

I want to see more.



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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 9:36am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Yes.  Other than the new X-Wing pilot and flying shot, I thought it stunk.  The speeder and droid shots were just reminders of the prequels for me.  The Falcon screams CGI. No sign of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca or the droids.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 9:46am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That teaser is fantastic.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 9:52am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Regarding that light saber...i thought a hilt was to protect the user? It seems a bit dangerous to have the hilt be a laser too...goodbye fingers!
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:25am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Yeah, I get the intent of having a lightsaber that might protect you from getting your hand chopped off, given the frequency with which that happens throughout the various duels we've seen. But it would certainly take a skilled user to avoid making self inflicted injuries as well. So it's a trade off I guess..
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:27am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The trailer I was referring to was the international teaser. It was different from the one released today. Sorry for lack of link. I posted that from my phone and I have a hard time getting links to copy for some reason.

Luke, Chewbacca and Boba Fett were in it.

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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Holy shooot!

Such a sucker for Star Wars. Makes me feel like a kid again.

No time for cynicism; perfect Black Firday present.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Here's the one I was talking about yesterday.

LINK

Try this.

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The farting lightsaber was an eyebrow-raiser.

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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Brian, I can't get into your link, but If it's what I think it is, that was fan made.  Lots of video game clips.  
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:48am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

If that's fan made, that's very well done.
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The "international" clip is a fake.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:50am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Who the heck are John Boyega and Daisy Ridley?
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Here's the official trailer linked from the official STAR WARS site.

I like that it looks nothing like a George Lucas movie.  That's what the franchise needs.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Is the voiceover Benedict Cumberbatch? Sounds like it could be him. And his contract dictates every five films made anywhere, by anyone must include him.
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The "international" clip is a fake.

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Wow. They got me.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 11:13am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

The in-atmo X-Wings looked nice but that shot of the top of the Falcon was way too CGI for a movie coming out in 2015.  Certain other JJ Abrams movies which have featured spaceships in the atmosphere in the light of day looked much better.

I still have no excitement for this film.  Maybe I'm just jaded, but there's no blood going it.  So this is not automatic see.  I'm not going to go just because it's SW.   The full trailers next year had better really sell me.  I'm most interested in the older, wizened  Luke Skywalker as Jedi Master aspect so I hope we actually see some of that.

For a split second at the beginning, I thought that was Donald Glover with short hair.  And now I wish Donald Glover was in it.


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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 11:47am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Wow, that was underwhelming!

Setting aside, for a moment, the film itself, the first teaser trailer for
PHANTOM MENACE was a Big Deal. Yes, much of the excitement
came from the fact that it was our first glimpse of new STAR WARS in
15 years, but it was also a great trailer. It had a proper balance of story
hints and action, and introduced the main characters.

I was totally pumped for the movie--the whole world was. Even after
that film came out, with each subsequent prequel film's trailer, I was still
quite excited.


This leaves me feeling nothing. Yes, it's a teaser, and teasers do often
feature little or nothing from the actual movie. But, here, all we get are:

* Pseudo-STAR WARS fortune-cookie dialogue which gives no hints as
to the plot. At all.

* The barest glimpses of the new characters.

* New and "improved" versions of familiar tech (the unipod droid, the tri-
saber, the redesigned Stormtroopers). And, Tatooine--yet again!

* A rather uninspired and not-particularly exciting CG shot of the
Falcon engaging TIEs.


This looks and feels much more like an Abrams film than a STAR
WARS film, to me. Too much mystery, which serves only to hide the
fact that it looks to be all style, no substance. I've gotta say that I was
much more excited by the very simple teaser trailer for his 2009 STAR
TREK, which at least had Leonard Nimoy's narration at the end of it.

My initial, gut reaction to this trailer was "expensive fanfilm".

Never thought the day would come where the prospect of new STAR
WARS--and a new trailer--wouldn't get my blood pumping. Guess my
childhood is officially over now! C'est la vie. It'll be interesting to see
what the world's reaction is.


But, hey, new John Williams music!

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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 12:13pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

40-year-old me still has plenty of doubts, but 6-year-old me rolled a tear of joy at the 1:00 mark.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

And the prize for most ridiculous lightsaber goes to...
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 12:38pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Right with you Greg Nock. If seeing the X-Wings or the Millennium Falcon for the first time in 31 years did not send a chill down your back...nothing will.
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Posted: 28 November 2014 at 12:38pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Greg wrote: And, Tatooine--yet again!
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This is a valid critcism, presuming it is Tatooine (and I'd have to assume it is) -- I'd really rather not see Tatooine again unless Luke decides he wants to visit his homeworld for one last time.

Can't be as bad as Lucas' decision to have Darth Vader come from Tatooine though, something that made no sense and could/should have been avoided when he wrote the story for Phantom Menace.


As for the other criticisms, they could be levelled in varying degrees at the Phantom Menace original teaser, especially the fortune-cookie dialogue: 'Every generation has a legend, every journey has a first step'. 

I don't expect a teaser to tell anything of the story or give away plot points -- I actively would NOT want that. This reveals we will have Sith as well as JedI from the get-go of this new series of films.

Paul: John Boyega is a young British actor who made his name in the low-budget sci-fi horror Attack the Block as the leader of a gang of juvenile thugs who end up combatting an alien invasion. Daisy Ridley is pretty much an unknown -- at the moment, she's famous for being on that speeder in the teaser. 


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I think Greg summed up most of my thoughts.

In an alternate universe where we were spared the
prequels, this trailer would hit all the right marks --
the visuals and especially John Williams' theme. We're
going to see STAR WARS again!

But after three underwhelming movies set in that
universe that used all those elements, my reaction is...
meh.

The "hook" of the new films is the involvement of the
original cast (Ford, Hamill, and Fisher). A brief
glimpse (even if just a voice over) would stoke interest
and perhaps provide a palate cleanser from the prequels,
the last of which is only 10 years old.

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