The Force Awakens · 4:10pm
So the new Star Wars trailer is out.
Looks pretty exciting, but definitely suffers from that "We know you're so excited to see a Movie X sequel that we're not even going to bother to define the movie. Here are bunch of shots of Movie X-y stuff!" thing that seems common nowadays. I'm sure later trailers will define it more, but I'm always kind of bothered when editors/producers don't let me know in a vague sense what their movies is about. It's a little condescending, I feel.
That aside, the shots are looking pretty nice. Not quite as glossy as Lucas's prequels, and that's a great thing. For all the money he spent trying to make the CGI seamless, the CGI was not seamless. It was jarring a lot of the time. And Jar Jar Binks-y a lot of the time, which was much worse.
People are having a minor conniption fit about the cross pieces on that lightsabers, but whatever. Yeah, it seems dangerous, but jedi/sith are supposed to be unholy level experts with their weapons and it's a space opera. The character isn't going to cut his own hand off.
All in all, this trailer does what it expects to, I suppose. I feel excited about this movie, though annoyed that it's so ambiguous. That curiosity to know more about it can't be such a bad thing in the eyes of the production team. I'd have like it more if they'd given me some more detail, but that will come. We have a year's worth of time.