Note: this blog post was written a day after the Episode VII teaser trailer came out. Embedded below for your pleasure.
- [+] The trailer looks promising, showing an emphasis on new characters.
- [+] I have yet to see a bad production by JJ Abrams. This movie will probably be all right too.
- [+] From what we’ve seen, Episode VII will have all the right ingredients. Spaceships, troopers, lightsabers, et cetera.
- [+] Also, the people who made the Original Trilogy great, are back. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and (last but not least) John Williams!
- [+] When the teaser came out, the internet exploded. It’s awesome to see that a 37 year old franchise can still cause this.
- [-] This will be the first Star Wars movie without the involvement of George Lucas. Of course that won’t mean VII will be worse than I through VI, but it’s entirely possible The Force Awakens will miss a certain touch.
- [-] There are signs that production will rely on old fashioned techniques. This is a serious deviation from the concept of a Star Wars production (raising the bar, effects-wise).
- [-] There’s a LOT in the trailer that makes Episode VII seem like an updated Original Trilogy Episode, instead of the first part of a sequel trilogy. Is this really supposed to look like 30 years later?
- [-] A desert planet, stormtroopers, X-wings and the Millennium Falcon AGAIN? Did JJ try to save production costs on the design department?
Conclusion: It will probably be better than The Phantom Menace, but the team behind The Force Awakens still has a lot to prove this movie is going to be a worthy new part in the Star Wars saga.
Alright, who am I kidding: It’s friggin’ EPISODE VII! It’ll surely be a box office smash, and awesome to behold.