First off: this trailer looks fantastic. On a pure spectacle level i’d say everything works. As i’m sure it will be for most people, i think the two best parts of the trailer was seeing that bad-ass new lightsaber as well as seeing the millennium falcon flying once again. I’ve watched the trailer a few times now and those two scenes sell me on the movie again ever time. However, there is one big issue i have: J.J. Abrams. The first “Star Trek” movie found to be tolerable, but nothing special. “Into Darkness” simply made me angry. And i was never that big into “Star Trek” to begin with.Everything else i’ve seen form Abrams has been “good” by the simple virtue of being too underwhelming and inoffensive to be called “bad”. This guy just doesn’t work for me.
This could be the next evolution of “Star Wars”. This could be everything we wanted and more. It can also be another “Phantom Menace”. Knowing just how bad these can be and having so little faith in Abrams, it’s hard to get excited. But again, seeing that lightsaber and the millennium falcon make it too hard not to get excited. I’m going to hope for the best, but that might blow p in my face.