The Force Awakens Honest Trailer

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is more than likely the biggest chunk of new footage we’ll see from the sci-fi sequel until the movie arrives in December. J.J. Abrams has stated no more trailers will be released, and only TV spots will be released from here on out. So you should enjoy that awesome tease as much as you can.

However, the folks at Screen Junkies want to make sure that we keep our hype in check with The Force Awakens Honest Trailer. They endlessly reference the prequel trilogy, making sure to remind us that those three movies are just as real as the original trilogy as far as canon is concerned.

Here’s the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies:

Even for those who don’t hate the prequels, it’s hard not to cringe at some of the terrible bits of dialogue used in this Honest Trailer. From young Anakin Skywalker shouting “Yippee!” in The Phantom Menace to that stupid diatribe about sand from Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones.

But even beyond the prequels, this Honest Trailer also uses the Special Edition as fuel for the fire, including that shot of Hayden Christensen as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi. Basically, they’re just trying to remind you about some of the stupid things that have happened with Star Wars so we don’t expect the best movie ever and go home crying next month. It might be overkill, but I do like that they used the footage for the torture that Kylo Ren seems to be putting Poe Dameron through in the trailer.

The one thing that’s different this time is that without George Lucas to blame for having total, unimpeded control over the direction of Star Wars, this one is going to be on the hands of J.J. Abrams, who the voiceover refers to as the “new nerd” directing this time. Thankfully, if the footage we’ve seen is any indicator, he’s the right nerd for the job.

The Force Awakens seems to have embraced what was great about the original trilogy, discarded what didn’t work with the prequels, and added some contemporary flare as only J.J. Abrams can. Hopefully, this is a recipe for a grand new era for Star Wars that fans have wanted for years.

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