Star Wars: The Force Awakens … And I have Some Thoughts #TheForceAwakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters in less than two months, and last night we got to finally see the third full-length trailer.


If you can’t stop watching the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’m right there with you!

First and foremost, Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer is gorgeous! However the thing that struck me the most was not just how amazing the John Williams score was, but how the seconds of the silence tripled the trailer’s impact for me.

“The Force…it’s calling you…just let it in”

While we are all stoked, I wanted to share a few thoughts that I have from watching (and re-watchting) the Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer.

I’ve also included screenshots with the time in the trailer so you can join me in my joy, bouts of screaming, tissue grabbing, or any of the other crazy emotion I had while watching!

1. Rey is someone

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Rey

“I’m no one.”

If you look in the databank on the official Star Wars site, Rey has the following description…

Rey is a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku.

That’s. It.

Now you and I both know that’s not ‘it’, and these trailers are doing a great job at giving us a peek at what she could be all about.

2. Han Solo’s Role

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Han Solo

“It’s true…all of it.”

It seems as if Han Solo’s role takes a more paternal twist as he is there for Rey and Finn to help recall the times of old so that they can learn from them.

3. #WhereIsLuke

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Where is Luke


Sorry…I’m still not okay with this…

4. Kylo Ren’s Darth Vader Worship

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Kylo Ren Darth Vader

“I will finish…what you started.”

Kylo Ren having the remains of Darth Vader’s helmet on display really seals his creepy, completionist role in my mind.

I seriously can’t wait to hate Kylo Ren!


Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Han and Leia embrace

Yes, yes I gasped and cried…and then I yelled…



WHERE IS LUKE? (Please see my outrage in #3)

6. Finn’s Lightsaber

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Finn Lightsaber

“I was raised to do one thing…but I’ve got nothing to fight for.”

We all, by now, know that isn’t true.

Finn has a lot to fight for, but this time we get to see him wield his lightsaber against Kylo Ren.

All. The. Goosebumps.

7. Nostalgia

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer - Nostalgia

The Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer is full of nostalgia and moments where you feel like you may have seen this all before, but it is done in such a wonderful way that you can’t help but want more!

So what do you think? What was your biggest takeaway from the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer?

Man the next 58 days are going to be painful…maybe I’ll just watch the trailer one more time…


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Author: Shelley

When she isn't chasing her chihuahuas, daughter, or cheering for her Hokies you can find Shelley On the Go in the Central Florida Area and on-air with WDBO News 96.5 on Friday evenings!

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