What can I say about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens new trailer? To be honest, you’ve already watched it about a thousand plus times since it dropped a couple of days ago, but hey, let’s analyze it anyway:
Opening with what could possibly be described as one of the most beautiful shots in Star Wars history, we see the ruins of a crashed X-Wing and an Imperial Star Destroyer on the desert planet that is now confirmed to be Jakku.
With the ominous shot of Darth Vader’s melted helmet and Luke Skywalker’s speech about the power of the force lifted from The Return Of The Jedi, it would seem that nostalgia and the ghosts of the past are going to have a huge influence on the film come December.
And nostalgia seems to be the key to this genius marketing campaign laid on by Disney in regards to The Force Awakens. With soaring epic and sweeping shots, coupled with John Williams iconic score, it doesn’t matter that we still have very little information as regards to the plot of the film; but in a way, that doesn’t matter.
As we’re treated to that final marvelous shot of Han Solo and Chewbacca on board the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, a flood of childhood memories and warmth come rushing back to us.
Who cares if we don’t see much of the original cast, bar that one shot at the end. All that matters is that we’re returning to a universe that inspired us as children and sparked our imaginations.
Yes, Chewie… We are home indeed.