‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Released

This morning I awoke to something awesome: The first trailer for the upcoming seventh installment of the classic film series, “Star Wars.” While not much of the plot is known, from what I’ve seen from the 88-second clip looks promising. We see John Boyega in a Storm Trooper outfit in a desert, Storm Troopers preparing for what looks like war, a Sith with a broadsword-style lightsaber, a new droid that spins to get around and — the Millennium Falcon fighting TIE Fighters.

And what struck me was how exciting this trailer felt. I never felt this kind of excitement for the prequels (mainly because they were horrible). Also, this episode of the series brings back the characters I grew up with.

I’m not going to rehash my criticism of George Lucas’ prequels. I want to visit this film with non-jaded eyes. And I think, with bringing on script writers like Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on “The Empire Strikes Back” script was a wise idea. Also, I noticed no lens flare (at least in this clip), so maybe director J.J. Abrams has learned going overboard with that becomes very distracting.

Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to this.