The first teaser for the first standalone Star Wars movie was released today. It looks much better than I was expected, but I’m pretty skeptical about the plan to treat Star Wars movies like Marvel movies and release one or more every year. It might dilute the impact of the main series and might not fit in so well with the way the franchise has always been run.
The new Star Wars movie is premiering today in most countries around the world. It’s actually getting very good reviews (90+% on Rotten Tomatoes). It was only a few years ago that the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney happened and it was unexpectedly announced that a sequel trilogy would be made, after many years of Lucas insisting that not only was that not happening but also that it was never meant to happen anyway.
The trailer for the new Star Wars trailer is out now. You can find it on Youtube here. My judgment is: it looks amazing. As a trailer, it is one of the best I’ve seen in recent years for this kind of movie. It give a brief glimpse at the main characters, so we get a bit of a feel for who they are. There are some action scenes, which seem to have nearly-completed special effects (rushed effects jobs for trailers seem to be quite common now). There are also just small hints at the story, so we actually learn very little about the plot (unlike, for example, Prometheus).
It’s been announced that the first full trailer for the new Star Wars movie is going to be shown tomorrow night. The official poster was also just released, so I’m sure many people are getting very excited for the new movie (with less George Lucas and hopefully much better writing).
CERN put out a press release today claiming to have discovered the Force at the LHC. As you probably know, the Force is the mystical energy field permeating everything in the known universe that is best known for giving the Jedi their powers. There’s no word yet on the possible existence of midichlorians…