The hotly anticipated, tantalisingly teased, freshly-released trailer for The Force Awakens.

Broadsheet’s Mark Ryall writes:

The trailer doesn’t give much away. To be honest Disney could have released two minutes of dung beetles rutting with My Humps by Black Eyed Peas over the top and The Force Awakens would still be the biggest film of this or any other year.

It looks like the first generation cast will be playing second fiddle to the newcomers (grand). John Boyega’s Finn gets to wield a lightsaber, and the baddies are a sort of Empire tribute band called The First Order. There’s still no sign of Mark Hamill (or Skellig Michael), but the new poster does show what appears to be another Death Star (third time’s a charm). Advanced tickets are available now, but the midnight screenings have already sold out.

Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m off to watch it another 40 times through tears of joy.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released on December 17.


57 thoughts on “Still Awake?

  1. Laughter Tack.

    Star Wars will make me happy, I know it. This time, for sure.
    I cried at the trailer so the movie will make me delirious?

    Makes sense. The Star Trek movies he made were so memorable and original and…

    1. Mehlol

      I’ll admit it – I lost it when Han and Leia’s theme kicked in over that shot of the Falcon…

    2. ZeligIsJaded

      Star Trek movies were good, but there was nothing of Star Trek left in them except for a few pairs of pointy ears and a couple of silly outfits.

      The let down that’s coming is going to blow your mind!

      Star Trek 3 – Buffy the Jedi Witch

  2. ZeligIsJaded

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle at 9 seconds.

    Wasn’t expecting that.

    Fully expecting to be badly let down though

  3. Nibbers

    And really: why is this the most important thing in people’s lives? It’s time to step back, man.

      1. ReproBertie

        Bummer. Much of the technology we have now was influenced by science fiction. People saw cool stuff (like touchscreen controls in Stark Trek: The Next Generation or mobile phones in Star Trek) and set out to make them reality.

          1. meadowlark

            Not to be pedantic but did you actually SEE the apple logo?

            Otherwise it’s just not the real thing, you know.

          2. ReproBertie

            Didn’t Samsung actually cite the flat personal computers in 2001 as evidence that Apple didn’t invent tablets but were influenced by images in art?

      2. rotide

        Thats a new low in condescension Hoop.

        It’s like saying ‘I grew up preferring fine art to whatever you hoi polloi call art…*DERISVE SNORT*”

        Get over yourself.

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          What the hell is condescending about preferring non-fiction to fiction? Star Wars rolled on quite successfully without my support. My opinion was and is that the characters in these films seemed really idiotic compared to real-life astronomers and astronauts, space programs, cosmic forces etc.

          1. Ban Doyle

            The question I would ask is why did you condescend to answer to this clearly deranged troll-baiting individual?

          2. Frilly Keane

            Because that’s one hell’ve an answer

            What are you still doing
            Arsing around here
            Haven’t ya come yet

        1. Gav D

          Typically erudite. The gift that keeps on giving.

          While I appreciate that English might not be your first language, does “I’ve never even seen one True” refer to the full-stop button on your keyboard? Its on the bottom right.

  4. ReproBertie

    I’m looking forward to seeing the influence the guys from the Raid and Raid 2 have on the fight scenes. Silat Sith Lords? Yes please!

    1. Prop Joe

      Hold the phone, what??
      I loved The Raid, not so crazy on 2 but is it just the fight choreographers or what?

      1. ReproBertie

        Well the fight choreographers were the stars of the films. Iko Uwais (Rama), Cecep Arif Rahman (the Assassin – fella with the shaved head and mustache that Rama fought in the restaruant kitchen) and Yayan Ruhian (Prakoso – the assassin fella that lived like a bum, he also played Mad Dog in the Raid) also did the fight choreography. JJ Abrams is a fan of the Raid films and hired all three to play as yet unnamed roles and do fight choreogrpahy for the film.

  5. Mario Balotelli

    Hard to be cynical after watching that…. until I read the usual pissy Broadsheet comments!

  6. Anomanomanom

    Each to their own, but I tried watching theses films, just awful. I was 30/40mins in to the first one and nothing happened, so off it went.

      1. Anomanomanom

        They actually first one. Literally nothing happens at the start. Now in fairness to the film because I’d heard so much about its brilliance I was expecting amazing from 10mins in. So maybe I was impatient.

        1. pedeyw

          You can ignore prequels entirely, and as much as I love star wars, the first one is pretty slow moving for the first 30 mins. Once Han shows up it kicks off though. Give it another go, it’s not the greatest movie ever but it’s pretty good fun.

          1. Anomanomanom

            I must watch them. Would being slightly buzzed help. As in dark side of the moon wizard of Oz buzzed.

  7. Bingo

    I’ve no interest in Star Wars.
    Just wasn’t part of my childhood.
    I know plenty of people that LOVE it.
    Hope it’s great for them.

    1. Anomanomanom

      It’s just that people genuinely are bemused by the fan boy over the fanaticism with them. Now saying that this might be good since it hasn’t got Lucas messing it up.

  8. meadowlark

    I don’t expect them to be better than the original movies but I sincerely hope they are better than the ‘Phantom Menace’ nonsense. The only movies to ever successfully put me to sleep in the cinema.

  9. meadowlark

    Can I just add that the posters look great? Old skool. Clearly that’s what they were going for but it looks good all the same.

  10. Manta Rae

    Out in time for Christmas? How does Darth Vader know what Santa got you for Christmas? He felt your presents. Coat’s on…

  11. Caroline

    Wait, who’s your one?
    Was he in the first film?
    Is this a flashback or do they already know what’s going to happen?
    Is this a different guy to the first guy?
    So they’re in the future, but is he not still the bad guy?

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