Broadsheet Trailer Park: Star Wars VII, The Force Awakens



What you may need to know:

1.To paraphrase Ron Burgundy – this is kind of a big deal.

2. No sign of Han, Luke or Leia (or our Domhnall for that matter) but there’s just enough here to whet our collective appetite.

3. So Oscar Isaac is a rebel, John Boyega’s a stormtrooper and I’m guessing that’s Adam Driver looking all dark and eeeevil with the funky lightsabre. And Daisy Ridley is the spit of her Ma.

4. Why do they keep messing with the lightsabres? They must be like iPhones. Goddamn Apple.

5. Okay, so we had a collective nerdgasm over the first trailer for The Phantom Menace in 1998 too, and everyone knows how that panned out. If that wacky droid has more than 3 seconds of screen time, it might be an issue.

6. “If George Lucas calls, I’m not in.” The main reason to be optimistic about this is that Lucas is not involved.

7. Feel free to add lens flare comments below.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Hell, yeah.

Release Date: December 18, 2015.

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41 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Star Wars VII, The Force Awakens

  1. RobHand

    That doesn’t sound like Cumberbatch, though. If anything, I’d say it’s Max von Sydow. I’m excited. Well, hopeful. I’ll be excited when I see more trailers.

  2. SOMK

    Hope it’s absolutely brilliant, but nearly everything in that trailer is a rehash and reference to previous films, which doesn’t bode well considering the previous for of Mr. Abrams , unless you’re one of those sick freaks who actually enjoyed the plotless, a-logical, paper thin charcterised, reference-soaked shit stained tramp cabin of a film that was Star Trek 2, Edge of Darkness.

    The loop the loop, millennium falcon bit was a teensy bit squee inducing.

  3. ThatsMeTrying

    I’m trying very hard not to get excited for this film and Jurassic World. I’ve been hurt too many times before.

    1. pedeyw

      Luckily neither George Lucas nor the once god director Steven Spielberg have little to do with either. Probably an EP credit on each, and I think Lucas is “story consultant” or something similarly meaningless.

  4. bagpuss55

    I know this might be a minority opinion but I thought the phantom menace was the best of them.
    bring on jar jar binks I say!
    are you with me gang?

    1. pedeyw

      He apologised about the lens flare. In fairness, I didn’t really notice it till it was pointed out to me and those anamorphic lenses do give lovely lens flare.

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