It’s rare for a movie trailer to give me chills. But the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens did.
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Up until this point, Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage has been doled out in bite-size increments — two seconds here, one second there — but last night on the American Music Awards, Lucasfilm debuted the first full Star Wars clip, giving you a longer and better sense of how these new characters interact on screen.
And now for something a little different! It stands to reason that beloved veteran Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2-D2 will meet adorable new droid BB-8 at some point during The Force Awakens, right? If not, we’ll be seeing a whole lot of fan-fic on Tumblr in a couple of months. A new British ad introduces the two classic droids to the newest ball-droid on the galaxy block in a cute video that gives us a break from all the TV spots and promos and featurettes.
While the night was short of massive revelations (no, Luke Skywalker talk here), there were plenty of interesting, fascinating and hilarious stories as the show formally got started. Here’s the night’s greatest hits.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens less than a month away from release and anticipation reaching a feverish level unseen in movie fans since 1999, the timing is right for SNL to gently skewer the upcoming sequel. The sketch is really just an excuse for the cast to break out a bunch of impersonations they’ve obviously been keeping in their back pockets while letting them interact with actual Star Wars cast members, but c’mon, that’s all the excuse you need, really.
It's been over a year since the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens filled us with hope for the future of the franchise. And with the new installment hitting theaters in just under a month, we have what might be the best remake of the teaser yet, as a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier crew recreated that first teaser with some very inventive maneuvering.
For a major-release film, a $50 million opening weekend gross is respectable, but not amazing. A $50 million opening day is even more impressive, edging on bona fide blockbuster territory. But to have already raked in $50 million on advance ticket sales alone is a feat of an entirely different caliber, and to have accomplished this feat with a full month until the film in question actually debuts in theaters harkens the arrival of a new titan. With four weeks still to go before Star Wars: the Force Awakens takes cineplexes by storm, it has begun its mass obliteration of box-office records.
We were under the impression that we wouldn't see any more new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens after the release of the second — and final — official trailer. We were also under the impression that after last week's flood of new info and images, we wouldn't be seeing or hearing much else until next month. We were obviously wrong. Disney continues to release new imagery and TV spots for the upcoming film, as if we needed any more convincing. But hey, we might as well enjoy this new photo of Kylo Ren since it's already here.
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).
Not unlike the Wu-Tang, Star Wars is for the children. Not in the most literal sense, of course — fans of all ages can enjoy the sci-fi franchise’s galactic thrills and sand-related koans — but in a moral sense. Over the weekend at Los Angeles’ Gallery 1988, a new exhibit called “Art Awakens” featured a host of pieces pertaining to the inescapable franchise of adventure films, with all proceeds from the sale of said items going to support UNICEF Kid Power.