I am Analyzing Star Wars Trailers Because Harrison Ford Asked Us Not to Do It
Well, there’s this vine collage from Harrison Ford’s interview with BuzzFeed where he just tells off people for spreading rumors (cough spoilers) about the movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and in the interest of finding out what he was talking about, I pored through the material available on the internet to see if the movie was anything worth checking out for. Well, maybe. I’ll go if I don’t have a root canal scheduled that day.
I went through all the stuff that was available on that movie, starting with the trailers. I must say, they have got big lightsabers; they have striking visuals; what they don’t have is a story. I am a big fan of rehashing old stuff, but only if you have some new stuff of your own to add to the mix. The idea of a waif, who doesn’t know that she has descended from the line of heroes, finding her strength with “The Force” is so generic that I don’t even want to see it again. It sounds so much like the movies that have been done before. I picked up this review via youtube, and I liked the way they kept repeating, “everything old is new again.”
The movie trailer showcases generic dialog like “I am no one.” Or “I was raised to do one thing, but I have got nothing to fight for.” The first line makes me wonder if the movie is going to explore the character’s sense of loss of identity, but the trailer just goes on to show that the character is just going to grimace through the movie like Jennifer Lawrence does through most of her movies – Hunger Games included. The second line also evokes new visuals. There’s a guy who was trained to fight and he is bored out of wits and just wants to start a brawl with someone. Then the trailer goes on to show that this is actually the good guy and not the villain as previously suspected.
So call me a soothsayer, but I think that this rehash of the theme will be totally forgettable. Oh and they don’t even play the Star Wars theme in the background, choosing instead to play Han Solo and Leia’s love theme. So you are playing a love theme on top of a movie that is clearly showing visuals of war? What the eff?
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