Two new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spots tell us a bit more about Kylo Ren and how the Falcon rescues Rey and Finn on Yakku.
Today two new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot aired. There is not much new footage in them but there are still some new bits of information here and there. Watch the TV spots and continue after the break to read about this new footage and what we think about it.
The similarities between the original trilogy and Episode VII: J. J. Abrams might be playing it too safe with Star Wars The Force Awakens.
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UPDATE: This article was written before the movie premiered worldwide. It has now been updated with information from the movie. Major spoilers ahead
In 1999, after 16 years of absence on the screens (except for the special editions), Star Wars fans finally got to see the first of the three prequel episodes, Episode I: The Phantom Menace. And we were disappointed. One too many things went wrong with that movie, Jar Jar Binks being at the top of the list. But also the fact that fans and even eventual Star Wars viewers felt Episode I was too disconnected from the previous installments. Since it was 32 years before A New Hope, the movie definitely wasn’t going to have the same visual elements. One was set in a peaceful time were planets relied on their local security for protection. The other was set in a more industrial time when people were oppressed by a tyrant and fighting for their freedom. But nonetheless, the lack of iconic elements like Stormtroopers, X-Wings, Star Destroyers etc., or at least their predecessors, made people feel like they were watching something completely different than the Star Wars they grew up with. Episode II and III got progressively better and hooked-up a new generation of Star Wars fans. They slowly established their own universe with its own visual elements and icons (which were exploited in The Clone Wars TV show) while starting to introduce other visual elements reminiscent of the original trilogy. Fans got use to them and now love them. Now 10 years have passed since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith hit theaters, and the new movie (coming out in less than 3 weeks) probably won’t suffer from the same mistakes. But, from the information we can gather from the trailers, TV spots, official releases and rumors, The Force Awakens might have used way too many elements from the original trilogy, making it less original than we expect, but more familiar to our eyes and minds. This article contains possible spoilers based on information released by Lucasfilm itself and rumors circulating on the internet. Continue at your own peril.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! This morning we woke up to a treat. A new TV spot from Star Wars: The Force awakens was aired (and posted) today showing new footage and new dialogue. Here are some ideas that the fans have been speculating about, and this TV spot might just have confirmed.
Keep reading after the break to find out
First to drive the fans crazy, second because finding him is a huge part of the plot and J. J. Abrams might have a huge plot twist or surprise in store for us. And last but not least, when it comes to old characters, The Force Awakens is clearly a Han Solo centric movie.
Keep reading to find out which are the top fan theories about Luke’s location and why he’s not in any promotional material (not even the movie posters).
Autograph of the week: Carrie Fisher / Princess Leia in that infamous outfit that rumors say Disney is going to retire for good.
On November 7th and 8th, we had the chance to attend Rhode Island Comic Con, meet with a few Star Wars celebrities and get some new autographs for our collection. Here are our impressions of the convention as well as some pictures from it.
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The grand prize, two winners will be rewarded with tickets for them and three guests each to attend the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in either Los Angeles or London. if that is not enough to run to their website and became a donor, you will also be walking the red carpet, and meeting the cast of Episode VII.
For those adults who collect Star Wars action figures, or for kids who like to play with them, there is nothing like The Black Series (byHasbro). It is an action figure with the high quality of a sculpture. The details are impressive, and the 6 inch ones (some come in 3.75 inches) are just superb. The only way to make these better is by adding an autographs to them (or two) .
Continue after the brake to see how I got my Black Series Boba Fett autographed.
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Great news for autograph and trading cards collectors. Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1. New signers to be announced!
Great news for autograph collectors! Topps has announced its new series of Star Wars trading cards "Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1." The best part is that, as the image bellows indicates, new signers will be announced. Here we are hoping that they have some big names from the new movie. We will have to wait until the movie is released to see all these new and exiting cards they have in store for us. In the mean time, take a look at the image bellow to get an idea of what's to come or got to Topps.com for more info.
Photo credit: Topps Star Wars Facebook page
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