Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Trailer 2 & Analysis
Last night, the 2nd trailer for the J.J. Abrams highly anticipated debut into the Star Wars universe, and it’s as awesome as seeing 2 Jawas on each other shoulders dressed as a Tusken Raider riding a Bantha whilst juggling thermal detonators! Watch above. Break down below (obviously, there maybe some spoilers!)
I LOVE this opening shot! Crashed Star Destroyer & X-Wing. Remnants of past battles scatter a desert plain, whilst a speeder (possibly Daisy Ridley’s Rey as seen in trailer 1?)… speeds… across the backdrop. The planet may look tike Tatooine, but apparently isn’t. It’s a new sand-filled dust bowl called Jaku (or Jakoo… or some other random spelling we’ve not thought of yet), and it’s Rey’s home world.
Don’t think I need to explain who’s mask that is… This is accompanied by the voice of Mark Hamill as Luke – “The force is strong in my family… My father has it…” Interesting choice of tense there with ‘has’… And is that asthmatic breathing I hear?…
“I have it…” Yay, R2! And… Luke I guess… There are only 2 people of note we know of that have had their hands chopped off… And both did know R2… Didn’t Luke have ‘skin’ covering his hand though?
“My sister has it… You have that power too…” You’d assume the person being handed the lightsaber here is Rey… But that’s not Leia if you look at that arm and the slight profile of the face in the shot above. Lightsaber appears to be Anakin’s. The same one passed to Luke in A New Hope.
Oscar Isaac’s as ace pilot Poe Dameron
This is Rey, John Boyega’s Finn and BB-8 running from a strafing TIE Fighter, apparently on Jaku. Finn, as we saw in trailer 1, appears to be a Stormtrooper on the run from the Empire.
Adam Driver (not that you’d know given the mask!) as Kylo Ren, the cross-shaped lightsaber wielding bad guy from trailer 1 surrounded by fire and stormtroopers. Sith? Dark Jedi? Is he controlling the remains of the Empire?
Another powerful shot. Lots and lots of smoothed out stormtroopers gearing up for battle in front of a re-vamped Imperial logo… But who’s that guy at the back in the middle? And where are they? Hoth?
Appears to be a shootout on a ship’s or base’s docking bay. The interesting thing for me is, look a the lasers… Red (bad) and green (good) as usual… But, the green lasers are coming from a TIE Fighter? And that looks to be Stormtroopers fighting other Stormtroopers?
Captain Phasma we presume? Looks imperial to us.
The Millennium Falcon showing up in this beautiful chase shot through theexhaust/engine of a crashed ship.
I believe this is referred to as the money shot… The first proper view of the original cast returning. Han & Chewbacca – “Chewie, we’re home”. Assuming that’s the Falcon, that implies they’ve been separated from the craft for a while. I can only assume it’s the Falcon they’re talking about, as that’s the only ‘home’ they have.
The more I see of this, the more excited I get! Looks awesome & beautiful, and the story seems to have some great twists in it.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in UK cinemas on the 18th December 2015, and I can’t wait!!
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