Please Tease Me
Huh, this may actually be real. My take, and thanks for asking: looks good. I mean, c’mon, seeing the Millennium Falcon being chased by TIE Fighters is pretty much guaranteed to make my inner 6-year-old excited. The shot of the X-Wings skimming across the water is absolutely gorgeous. I’m intrigued by the implication (or at least the inference) that John Boyega‘s character might be a Force-sensitive Stormtrooper. And I wanna know the deal with that ball-droid-thingy.
I’ll hand it to JJ Abrams: he’s been doing the mystery box thing long enough that he knows exactly how to manage audience expectations, from appeasing CG-haters to taking action against *winkwinknudgenudge* leaked photos. I’m not a prequel hater, but even I recognize that the sight of real Stormtroopers tickles a spot in my psyche that Clone Troopers can’t. The Force Awakens may end up being a pile of bantha shit, but the 88 seconds we’ve seen look more like the Star Wars movies a generation has been watching in their heads since 1983.
Share your thoughts! Are you excited, or is that rectangular radar dish on the Millennium Falcon a dealbreaker? Post a warning if you’re posting spoilers. And that “I’m not a prequel hater” line was NOT an invitation to try to make me one.