Watch the First Full ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Clip
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.
To those of you who are familiar with all the footage so far, the scene in question won’t be a surprise. It comes after Finn has crashed on Jakku and met up with Rey. Kylo Ren has sent some First Order Stormtroopers to track them down in TIE Fighters and that’s where we pick up this clip.
Now, what does Kylo Ren want with Rey and Finn? Well, we do know that Kylo Ren is a big collector of artifacts and we have seen Finn use Luke’s lightsaber later in the film, so…
If you want to see something else Star Wars related from the American Music Awards, we invite you to watch this “Tribute to John Williams” which sounds like an awesome thing, but turns out to be completely cringe-worthy. Instead of just an orchestra, the show’s producers invited Pentatonix, a Texas-based a cappella band to sing (?) along with Williams’ score. How do you sing along to music that has no words? Well, it basically sounds like anyone humming along the classic Star Wars theme. Duuh Duuh da da da Duuh Duuh da da da Duuh Duuh dun-dun-dun-duuuuh…
If you think we’re getting to a point of oversaturation on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens marketing, you haven’t seen anything yet. A Disney insider recently said we’ve only seen about 5% of the marketing campaign for this movie yet, so expect things to pick up in a big, big way over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18 (but you already knew that).