Saturday, November 29, 2014

Roly Poly Artoo

I had to watch the new Star Wars trailer again on the big monitor and not just my phone. Wow, how did I almost burst into tears at the Millennium Falcon and Star Wars theme? I did not expect such an emotional response. ::sigh:: And December 2015 is a long way off.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Lucasfilm]
Others have been #sabergate-ing it up all over the place, but I don't really care that the lightsaber has a strange cross-guard. Although I think the mock Swiss Army Lightsabers are hilarious. My three main thoughts about the teaser trailer are these:

1. YES! Two POC and a woman in the trailer. I hope that means good inclusivity in the movie. Just a note, a while back I picked Oscar Issac (who we see as the rebel pilot) as Ander Elessedil for my MTV's Shannara dream cast. But clearly, Lucasfilm got to him first.

2. Holy crap! The feel of this movie is closer to the original 3 than the prequels. That's promising.

3. I am convinced this is our beloved R2D2. His AI has been transferred into a new roly poly R2 unit.