It still seems a little surreal that another Star Wars movie is on the horizon. I don’t mean it as a cynic towards the prequels, but because the aesthetic is taking cues from the original trilogy. The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens came out today in select theaters and online. Watch it! You know you want to.

I’m stoked on the designs; seeing the familiar and iconic spacecrafts — especially the Millennium Falcon — drums up nostalgia and a sense of wonder. The redesigns of the Stormtroopers looks like a natural progression. The same goes with the style of clothing we see some of the new characters in.

But there’s one thing I feel conflicted on. It’s the lightsaber the Sith welds. The blade itself looks great. It’s dangerous and looks powerful. The side blades on it? I was never a fan of that. It looks ridiculous and unnecessary. You could make the argument that it’s to protect your hand from being severed — something the Skywalkers know about all too well — but then again, you could easily hack off parts of the handle that holds the blades. Not to mention hacking off your own hand on accident. I could go on and on, but you get where I’m coming from already.


The teaser did its job. I’m excited. It showed things to expect and didn’t show too much. It left me wanting to see more.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens releases in theaters 2015. See you in line months early?