Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 12/2/14!


teaser [teez-er]
noun
1. A short scene or highlight from a film, or made for a film, in order to attract an audience's attention and/or create buzz for the film's upcoming release.

EX. Watch the teaser before I talk about it... 

Yeah, it's a pretty brief teaser. Then again, teasers are usually brief. This teaser is especially efficient at creating buzz-- it leaves fan excited and talking without giving enough away to give anyone a definite reason to shout betrayal.

Well, except that other Star Wars fans have already picked apart the five or so elements of the teaser, so let's see what I think about them... SPOILER WARNING!

#1 A black guy wearing Storm Trooper armor on a desert planet? This could mean a few things but let's get over with people freaking out over there being a black guy in storm trooper armor. By this period in the Star Wars Universe, Storm Troopers are mostly conscripts and other hire-ons, as opposed to clones, and therefore storm troopers can look anyway J J wants. "Deal with it."

But there are a lot of possibilities: he could be a good guy character disguised as a jedi (like in a New Hope) or, perhaps even more exciting, he is a storm trooper that becomes a jedi after "the Force Awakens"! That would make for a cool character arc!

#2 Random chick on pill shaped vehicle racing through the desert. Probably another new protagonist. Possibly Han & Leia's daughter?

#3 Droid with ball-shaped body. Fun and neat design idea. Probably gonna make a million new toys and be our R2D2 JR. Or R2JARJAR. I hope not.

#4 The Storm Troopers on a drop ship. The Empire are our villains? Yes. And there is a storm trooper that looks a little short? Hm. Refer back to #1

#5 X-Wings about to have a dog fight over a big body of water! Fun!

#6 Millennium Falcon being chased by TI-Fighters over dunes of desert planet! Crowd goes wild!

#7 Guy in all black walking through trees on a snowy planet? Probably a sith or sith wannabe? Maybe the guy narrating? Maybe--

HOLY CRAP! A RED LIGHTSABER WITH A CROSSGUARD WITH TWO MINI-LIGHTSABERS THAT ARE PERFECTLY FINE IN THIS MOVIE'S FANTASY UNIVERSE! I WANT ONE!

And that lightsaber could be improved with some silly extra parts.

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