Admittedly, I didn't see any of the Star Wars films until way late in life. I'm not proud of that fact, but it's the truth. However, once I finally sat down to watch them, I totally fell in love with the incredibly rich universe created by George Lucas and couldn't wait to see every single film in the franchise. Now that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster and teaser trailers have been released, my excitement levels have gone through the roof and I'm ready for the next installment to come out already. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until December 18 to actually see the movie, but that doesn't mean we can't find other ways to pull through until it hits the big screen. That's why this amazing fan-made trailer for The Force Awakens is doubly awesome — it pulls together all the footage we've seen so far into one amazing clip that will put you in geek heaven.
The trailer, made by YouTube channel ScreenSlam, combines footage from both teasers and the official trailer, bringing the running time to just under four minutes. It might not seem all that impressive in theory, since there's no footage that we haven't already seen before, but somehow seeing all these clips put together into one and watching them in succession gives you a new understanding (or at least anticipation) over what's to come in Episode VII.
The cast and crew have remained mum when it comes to giving any details about the plot of The Force Awakens, and for good reason. We live in an era of spoilers, and while that can be fun sometimes, it also undermines the element of surprise that used to be guaranteed and which filmmakers work hard to ensure that audiences experience when heading to the theater to see their movies. That's why I'm not too frustrated that all of the footage we've seen from the movie so far don't really paint a picture on the storyline — the characters and effects are so solid that I know I'll love it, no matter what it's about (and let's be real, the plot is going to be amazing anyway).
It's hard to say what the best part of the trailer actually is, because it's all very fast-paced and intense. However, there are glimpses of the Star Wars we know and love in there, from sightings of Chewbacca and Han Solo to the way the iconic theme song begins to play over the Star Wars logo. Ugh, I'm getting chills just thinking about it. Hurry up, December!