ByAli Watts, writer at Creators.co

Visually, there are countless echoes of the original trilogy.

Ford's "Chewie, we're home" is exactly the right way to end a teaser premiering at a convention of faithful fans who've stuck with the franchise through thick and thin. It also summed up the appeal of the second teaser, which was all about reminding fans that this really is the Star Wars they've been envisioning for the last three decades.

Whereas the first Force Awakens teaser focused entirely on the new characters from the movie — to the point where none of the original cast even appeared — this second one was entirely about nostalgia; not only do we get Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) narrating (and talking about his family, for that matter: "The Force is strong in my family," he says, before making a very curious choice in tense when talking about Darth Vader: "My father has it." Shouldn't that be had? Is Darth Vader alive?) and Han Solo (and Chewie!), but visually, there are countless echoes of the original trilogy.

Some are obvious. For example, the shot of the TIE Fighter pilot firing on the Millennium Falcon is almost a direct lift from the original Star Wars, as is the shot of Oscar Isaac inside the X-Wing. Some are some more oblique, like the crashed Star Destroyer, which is visually stunning and raises many questions — foremost among them: What, exactly, caused it to crash?. Even the reveal of the new villain is reminiscent of what we've seen in previous movies: he's masked, with a cloak and a red lightsaber, just like Vader. And don't even get me started on the glimpses of architecture that resembles both the Death Star (at 1:20) and the Millennium Falcon (at 1:21)…!

The great thing about Star Wars is that it has been passed down from generation to generation and 8 year olds these days can get just as much from the original trilogy as we did when we were their age.

Source:: Hollywood Reporter

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It´s hard to say anything at this point on whether [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158) will live up to the expectations of Star Wars fans worldwide. CGI wise the film looks damn good and goosebumps begin to rise on my arms little by little as this second teaser trailer rolls on. Personally i think you cannot get better than the original Star Wars trilogy because these are films that us kids grew up with (if you are a 40 odd year old like me.) The great thing about Star Wars is that it has been passed down from generation to generation and 8 year olds these days can get just as much from the original trilogy as we did when we were their age.

I DO love the name teaser as well, you know it´s cruel to tease? At the end of the day it´s Star Wars and we want to see MORE but we don´t because then it would ruin it for us when the film eventually comes out in December. They tease and we draw it all in with enthusiasm, remembering when we were kids in the 70s and 80s, when a new film came out in a 3 screen cinema somewhere in the world and we lived and breathed Star Wars.

Han and Chewie are home!! And so are we!! Roll on December - enough said!!

Alistair Watts - mediaWHAM ::: www.mediawham.com

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