Month: November 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Feels Like Coming Home

Star Wars The Force Awakens

At last, Disney has released the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ long-awaited Star Wars sequel. I have loved Star Wars since I was a kid, and was really hoping that the teaser would appeal to my nostalgia. Thankfully I was not disappointed. Behold. The camerawork and direction are noticeably different from previous films, and we don’t get to see any of the old cast, but the world that we get glimpses of in the trailer feels like Star Wars in a way that nothing else, not even the prequels, ever managed to capture. I expected Luke Skywalker to show up at any moment, look into the camera like Obi Wan Kenobi and say, “Hello there.” All my caution in my optimism was swept away when the music picked up and the Millenium Falcon took flight.