Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:23 pm
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The third trailer for the new Star Wars movie was released this week with much excitement from fans.

The highly anticipated trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took only 23 minutes to reach over a million views on Facebook and has amassed over 30 million views on YouTube since its release on October 19th.

The Star Wars trailer has been getting a million views every 2 hours. Source: Youtube

With just under two months until the films release in Australian cinemas on December 17th, websites are already experiencing crashes with demands for tickets.

The reactions worldwide to the anticipated trailer have been epic with fans sharing their excitement and joy online.

One fan wrote, “The Star Wars trailer just took me back to being 5 years old and watching the original Star Wars movies on VHS. I can’t contain my excitement for this next chapter!”

Following the release of the latest full length trailer, some fans might still be wondering what the new film is all about.

Fortunately there have been plenty of super fans mapping out the plot by piecing together the various leaks, rumors and spoilers that have come out throughout the year.

One of those is movie and pop culture reviewer Shane McCarthy. Shane admits that seeing the old characters return brought a tear to his eye.

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According to fans, the film will open with a blue light saber tumbling through space before coming to rest on a desert planet called Jakku. The light saber ends up in the hands of a character named the Vicar – played by Max Von Sydow.

Understanding the significance of the weapon, the Vicar gets in touch with the Resistance – the new incarnation of the Rebel Alliance. Soon a pilot named Poe Dameron arrives to collect the lightsaber.

However, the First Order – a remnant of the evil Galactic Empire – intercepts the communication and arrives to collect the Jedi weapon. Dameron stores it in a droid names BB-8 and sends him on his way.

The narrative of the film follows the Resistance’s effort to return the lightsaber to its rightful owner. Some suggest Luke Skywalker lies in wait at the end of the film but we will have to wait and see if speculation is correct.

Providing nothing changes in the next two months, viewers will be walking into cinemas with a genuine sense of anticipation.

“The Force Awakens” is definitely a force to be reckoned with!

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