Blah blah blah The Last Witch Hunter.

Blah blah blah Jem and the Holograms.

Blah blah blah Paranormal Activity.

Thinkpiece about movies… blah blah blah.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT.

The full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted during a pretty lackluster Monday Night Football game and subsequently broke the internet… literally.

Star Wars is zigging where every other reboot/sequel/superhero/young adult adaptation is zagging. Most trailers for Marvel and/or DC properties tell you so much about what you’re seeing and why you should care. There is no room for imagination.

Star Wars is 100% fueled by imagination and that’s what makes the return of this franchise so special.

FUEL ON THE FIRE OF IMAGINATION

The Remains of Vader.  Oh my lord.  CHILLS.  Curiosity through the roof as to if this is the story continuing the legacy of the force that flowed through Luke Skywalker or the force that flowed through Anakin Skywalker.

 

Facing Fear and Destiny at the Same Time.  “GO GET ‘EM, FINN!” is something I yelled at the TV as soon as I saw this.

I’m not the only one, either.  The star of The Force Awakens had a similar reaction.

 

 

Game Recognize Game.  The best moment of any coming of age hero tale– when the most heroic character in the story sees something special in the character the audience is viewing the movie through.  If you don’t at least think about crying at least once during this movie, you might be a robot.  Or a droid as the case may be.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.  If you can get a ticket, you 100% should.

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