Last Friday, you likely felt the disturbance in the universe when the first trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” arrived online. The internet exploded, there was much shaking and crying, and lots of talk about who exactly was narrating the thing (it’s Andy Serkis, in case you’re wondering). There was also some head scratching over one of the new lightsaber designs (see above), which makes the weapon seemingly just as dangerous for the user as for whoever is on the receiving end. But making tweaks and adjustments has long been a hallmark of the franchise.
You may have seen this already a few years back, but this supercut of every lightsaber ignition and retraction from the first six “Star Wars” films is a really good reminder that overkilling the weapon with multiple sabres, or just stuffing as many as possible into once scene, destroys the elegant simplicity of the initial design.
Meanwhile, it hasn’t taken long for a couple new variations on ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer to arrive. There’s the inevitable Lego version, as well as a hilarious “Lucas version” which is pretty self-explanatory once you watch it. Check ’em all out below.