After all, it's just a ride….

Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) Teaser

What’s that? Oh speak up grandchildren , your grandpappy can’t hear so good these days. Oh, you want me to tell you the story of the last Star Wars Trailer? Well, it was a long, long time ago in a century far, far away, of course back in those days we congregated in communal areas and paid cash money to see films with total strangers. The world only had 2D then although colour had been something of a success, and lots and lots of portly men got very excited about a red faced demon and his two pronged ruby weapon. Yes, to be sure children we all got rather excited but that exhilaration sure didn’t last long, and now it’s all coming back again;

Just a fortnight ago I was briefly discussing the franchise with friends and I remarked that my overall feeling is that it’s just gonna be weird, and difficult to overcome seeing Hamil, Ford, Fisher and the rest back in those roles. Still, if they manage to give them a purpose beyond character window dressing and if J.J. Abrams remains a sleek purveyor of near perfectly engineered entertainments we could be in for quite a ride, with none of that auteur nonsense getting in the way of a good yarn. I’ll confess I grinned at seeing the Falcon again and the burst of Williams iconic score stirred this jaded soul, but I think we’re gonna have to wait for a full trailer to get a real feel of this ones………force.


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