And boy does it ever tease!
Obviously, Laser Time loves itself some trailers. You shouldn’t have to click too far to see that 75% of my articles pertain to raging prose boners over widescreen marketing materials. However, one of the things I’ve developed through the practice is a true appreciation for is the art of the Teaser. Often acting as short films meant to promote a far off movie, they have to function in a slightly different way. The studio saying, “Hey, we’re not ready to talk plot yet, but here’s some footage to help you remember the release date.” Wall-E had a great teaser. Hell, the original Star Wars had a great teaser. And yeah, I think we can stick this freshly unleashed look at Double J’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens into the mix as a Pretty Great Teaser. Ya made it, buddy – Congrats!
You don’t get shit about the details, just a look at the Star Wars we’ve all wanted to see for thirty years. Fucking tantalizing! It works for me in a big way, and without picking apart every frame for footage for anti-Arams rage fuel, I think it’s only fault is that it mainly works purely because it’s Star Wars. It’s essentially a concept reel the public is getting to see to reassure them this movie probably won’t suck. There’s nothing here that really establishes the tone or the spirit of the film, and it’s a few disjointed scenes that only work if you already have a raging hard-on for the property. But hey, luckily we all do! I’ll leave it to someone else to pick apart, because I’m about to embark on a 30 hour journey across Japan and back into the disgusting United States. Do me proud, comments!