It’s 4:30am on a work night here in the UK, so why am I posting rather than sleeping?
Because of this:
It was accident rather than design that I woke up when I did but I’m not complaining! Finally, after years of waiting, we’re getting an extended look at The Force Awakens.
My initial thoughts:
- The trailer focuses on Rey, Finn and Kylo. Will this be the main dynamic?
- Those dogfights look genuinely epic.
- What is Kylo doing to Poe?
- We get a bigger sense of the characters of the new “big three” but very little in terms of plot.
- The new score feels tonally very different to what has come before, more layered. I think John Williams is going to deliver in a big way.
- That red (bad?) robot was a delightful surprise.
- That is a big explosion.
It’s nice to get a bit more context about the characters, but on reflection (and a little more sleep) I would have liked to have seen more about the story, even just the basic premise. There are still plenty of unanswered questions (and I’m not going to ask where Luke is since that’s clearly a major plot point) but even now we still only have a few more clues to try and piece it all together with.
Still, it looks exciting and thoroughly well made. It also looks sufficiently like the future of Star Wars.
Normal action figure posts will resume shortly; but until then… MTFBWY