Saturday, November 7, 2015

Japanese trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' unveils tons of new footage

I never expected to be writing this post. When J.J. Abrams and Disney revealed the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Monday Night Football on October 19, we were told that this was it- this would be the final trailer and we wouldn't see a whole lot of new footage between now and December 17. Well, obviously they didn't take into account international trailers. Yesterday, out of nowhere, a new Japanese trailer dropped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Japanese trailers are notoriously spoiler-ific (watch the one for Avengers: Age of Ultron- if you've seen the movie that is) so some fans were sharpening their knives when they heard that there was plenty of new footage in this trailer. And while there are a few more clues and hints as to what is in store for us in six weeks, Abrams and Disney have managed to make sure that even the foreign trailers don't spoil anything for us. In regards to plot and character, this trailer is spoiler-free. Now, if you're asking yourself- do I need to see this trailer? No, probably not, and in all honesty, I think that I might be done with seeking out every little frame that I can find. But this is another great trailer so check it out below!

This isn't a completely new trailer, but thankfully, there are plenty of new shots, and some interesting dialogue. It's very much in the same style as the U.S. trailer, but we see Rey and Finn introducing each other, a bit of the initial meeting between BB-8 and Rey (she asks the little guy "Where do you come from?), some more dialogue from Rey ("I know all about waiting...for my family."), more Kylo Ren and finally, we get some shots of Chewie, Leia and C-3PO in action. But for me, this trailer emphasized just how brilliantly shot this movie will be. The sands of Jakku, the gorgeous sun shots, the practicality of the action- all of it is on full display in this trailer. Kylo's fiery lightsaber is also exquisitely done and I love the shot of it igniting. But I think the highlight of the trailer is Chewbacca detonating the bomb in that room and the faint Wilhelm scream in the background. That was pretty spectacular. All in all, I'm sold. Another great trailer as we approach the final stretch. Rey says she knows all about waiting. At this point, I'm feeling pretty knowledgeable in the subject myself.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams, stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Gwendolyn Christie, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Domnhall Gleeson and Max von Sydow and will debut on December 18.

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