Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by Buzz Bumble, Nov 25, 2014.
As well as appearing in selected cinemas, the trailer will be released on Apple's iTunes Trailers website and iOS app ...
The teaser trailer is now avalbale on YouTube.
Seems like a decent actor. Looks like he's running from something (may have crashed into Tatooine).
I'm not particularly fond of the design. I'm not really sure what purpose a rolling, beach ball droid serves.
Has the right look for Carrie Fisher/Natalie Portman. Hope she's a better actor than Portman.
Daisy Ridley's vehicle
The least aerodynamic looking vehicle ever designed?
Good. I don't mind the changes to the wings.
Seems to be a stereotypical Sith.
Seemed cheesy at first, but it's grown on me. I like the idea that it's owner probably doesn't know how to make a proper lightsaber.
Obviously, the best part of the teaser. The new, square radar dish is interesting and may be a bit off-putting depending on the angle they show it at. The circular radar dish was knocked of in ROTJ.
Overall, I don't feel like I really learned much about the movie. The teaser didn't really make me want to see the movie any more than I already did.
On that droid, my initial assumption was that it's the same size as R2-D2. It actually might be a lot smaller. For example, the size of a mousedroid from ANH. And, like the mousedroid, may not really have a big role in the movie.
All the R-series droid are basically the same size (or were until Abrams got his paws on things). It's difficult to tell from that side view if it's actually a "beachball" or simply two big wheels with the body section in-between.
The speeder was huge and ugly, but maybe it's a cargo carrying model. Of course, some of the pod racers were completly un-aerodynamic and some looked similar to that - it's basically riding a pod racer engine.
It was a teaser trailer, so you weren't really ever going to learn much. About half of it was just blank/black screen.
To me, it looks like a rolling sphere with a droid head stuck on top. It doesn't seem like something that would plausibly work. But, meh.
George Lucas "TFA" special edition teaser:
As for the droid, it is uncertain how the head is attached to the ball, but I would assume in-universe it would have some sort of magnetic coupling, since there is no track. The ball from makes sense for something you want to move rapidly over sand dunes.....pretty much all other droid that don't fly would have trouble with this. So far, I neither like nor dislike this droid.
According to one photo I saw online of an printed interview, it looks like McQuarrie once decribed R2, as envisioned either by himself or Lucas, as a rolling ball form. So, this may be someone's attempt to draw inspiration from earlier concepts, not unlike many of the ROTS, Clone Wars, and now Rebels designs.
Loved the trailer, watched it over 30 times.
* You can hear a Probot when John Boyega's Stormtrooper turns his back. Also note, the back plate on his outfit is missing
* The ball droid is okay, prefer the previous designs
* I like the sleek design of the new Stormtrooper helmets
* I really like the new lightsaber design. Each Sith lightsaber has been different, and has been different to suit their fighting style
* I like the updated X-Wing design too, still familiar but shows progress. Same with the uniform
* The Falcon looked awesome, love the contrails added for detail
Reportedly Episode VII will be released in New Zealand cinemas nearly two days before America.
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