10 Questions Raised by the New Star Wars Trailer
The teaser trailer for Star Wars, Episode 7 - The Force Awakens
is online now.
My favorite shot?
While the teaser trailer doesn't answer any questions about the newest chapter of the Star Wars saga, it does raise a whole bunch of questions:
Why is there a black stormtrooper? I mean, all the stormtroopers were clones of Jango Fett, right? For that matter, why are there still any stormtroopers? If there are still stormtroopers, is there still an Empire? There are rebels in X-wings. Is the rebellion still ongoing?
What is the functional purpose of a lightsaber hilt? Wouldn't that just increase the risk of slicing off your own hand?
Can J.J. Abrams make a teaser trailer without a lens flare? (Okay, we got the answer to that one: No.)
Has anyone built a new spaceship since Return of the Jedi? And finally, will we see any of this stuff in Star Wars Land?
Lens flare? Check.
And here's one more question for you: What did you think?
1. He’s either a recruit (see below) or in disguise.
I don't think he is a stormtrooper. I think he is wearing it like Luke did when he first saved Leia.
This lightsaber was freakish, it's more a flamethrower than a lightsaber. The hilt is useless and ridiculous, i would call it a finger cutter.
OK, so it looks as though we have a third-gen clone/stormtrooper. So the question becomes: Can these guys actually hit anything?
@Robert, remember in Episode IV while examining the Sandcrawler wreckage, Obi-Wan states "Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise." Obviously, the highly skilled troopers are held in reserve for important things like tracking droids and slaughtering Jawas.
If they were trained by their elders then no one will need to worry about being shot by these Storm Troopers ;) My question is, why didn't J.J. give us the gift of seeing Luke, Leia, and Han?
There is one thing that is bothering me, the dude with the silly light sword is in a forest with snow. I'm guessing Elsa will be there and use her powers against the silly sword guy and then starts balking "Let it go!"
The first thing everyone seems to be missing here is that this is a "Teaser Trailer." It's designed to get everyone talking about the film, which it has successfully done, and done without using shots of Luke, Leia, Han, or Chewy. We'll get those as the film gets closer to its release date, next December.
My point is... that for a teaser trailer, it did a good job of getting me to ask questions! I really want to know who that "stormtrooper" is now. And the lady on the speeder bike.
1/2. It takes a village to raise a defeated Empire. My assumption though, is it's a disguise as stated by Brian. Also, not all troopers were clones. Eventually the Empire did allow for open enlistment. By the time of the first Star Wars movie, "A New Hope", it's estimated that roughly a third of the whole army are clones. Also, the emperor did create clone soldiers from other master templates, such as Jango was initially, so theoretically there could exist another highly skilled bounty hunter or soldier on the level of Jango or rated even higher, that the Empire would want to capitalize on and create clones from.
I wanted to see Harrison Ford. Watching him play Han Solo again after all these years is going to be a treat.
It could be Lando's son or grandson "pretending" to be a Stormtrooper in a stolen suit... The Sith have MULTITUDES of lightsaber variants at their disposal including "plasma swords" and "flash daggers"...if the old lightsabers couldn't penetrate another lightsaber then the "hilts" would protect the hands.. .. Who knows what survived the end of the "Old" Empire.. J.J. Is known to throw "red herrings" into his trailers...not everything shown will be in the final movie!! He's "crafty" that way!
Ever since the original Episode three (now Episode 6), I learned to not care. The magic is lost forever.
Im sure ill watch the movie in the cinema and im also sure ill enjoy it more than the average film i watch, but im definitly no fan of the J.J. Abrams touch. But then, from a business pov thats quite alright. People like me will watch anyway, no need to make efforts for them. Maybe Abrams style does appeal more to a less afine younger audience.
Star Trek 3...
I loved it for what it was, which was just a teaser trailer. As for the Stormtrooper question, (I'm gonna show my geek side) the clones age much faster than a normal human, so they die much faster too. The cloning facilities were destroyed after the Clone Wars, so they weren't cranking out anymore clones by the time Episode 4, 5 and 6 was set. They were using soldiers as Stormtroopers by then. So, clones aren't around anymore by the time of the new movie setting. The lightsaber with the hilt just looks cool, I can't imagine any practicality.
Forget about the stormtrooper and the lightsaber. I want to know why the top of the X-wing pilot's helmet looks like a TIE fighter helmet. Also, do the visual cues mean something? For example, the droid is going to the left on the screen. Daisy Ridley's character is also going left. The Falcon is going left. Note that the TIE fighters are going right and the X-wings are also going right? Is this a clue??? Also, I wouldn't be surprised if we find out three months later that the trailer contains a code that unlocks a web site.
The black stormtrooper clearly just finished combing the desert, that is why he is out of breath. And he is a little mad that he hasn't found anything yet.
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