“Star Wars” fans slept on the sidewalk for a month in 1999 just to be the first to get tickets to “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” only to receive a letdown 16 years in the making. That letdown continued through two more prequels that every self-respecting Jedi would like to forget.
As much as they’d like that to happen, the honest trailer for the next “Star Wars” installment accurately points out that Episodes I-III are weighing heavily on the minds of everyone eagerly anticipating “The Force Awakens.”
The latest actual trailer for the film seemed to inspire hope in even the most pessimistic lightsaber lovers, combining the nostalgia of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) together with 21st century effects and droid fights. It brought many fans, and even cast members, to tears.
That excitement is palpable in the honest trailer, but Screen Junkies, the production company behind the video series, makes sure to remind everyone what’s at stake with a visit to the prequels.
“You have to let the prequels go,” the trailer finally, ominously reminds everyone as fake fanboys whisper over the events on screen.
As skeptical as they are, they’re impressed by the droid fights and the new Darth Vader-like villain. That is until one of them goes, “Hey guys, remember the trailers for ‘The Phantom Menace’ were also pretty cool.” Ugh, Fan Boy Number 3, don’t ruin this for everyone!
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” a.k.a. “Star Wars: It’s On You, Abrams” is in theaters Dec. 18. Please don’t suck.