‘Star Wars’ stirs students


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A scene from “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”. The planet in this scene, Tatooine, has already made an appearance in the new film’s trailer. The amount of involvement for the droids R2-D2 and C3-P0 is still undetermined.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, writer and director George Lucas introduced “Star Wars” to the public. Come Dec 18, 2015, this pillar in modern science fiction will return to theaters with “Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens”.
Since the film’s first trailer dropped, people have been abuzz with anticipation. Lucas has been replaced with J.J. Abrams who is notable for rebooting “Star Trek”. Many are curious about how he will deliver this universe to a modern audience.
“…it looks as if director JJ Abrams wishes to return to the verities of character and story and to move away from the inert digital gigantism of the last decade’s prequel-trilogy…” film critic for “The Guardian” Peter Bradshaw wrote.
Small details of the trailer have also caught the public’s eye; things like the aging original cast, an original John Williams score, and most noticeably, the new crossbeam lightsaber.
“[The trailer] brought back so much nostalgia for me. Some people are very critical of the lightsaber with the crossbeams, but I’m exited to see it in use,” senior Ben Huffer said.
“The Force Awakens” will be the first “Star Wars” film in theaters since “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” was released in 2005. After ten years of waiting, fans of this pop culture behemoth are more than ready for this film’s release.
“I’m really excited. [The trailer] pumped me up for an awesome looking movie,” junior Stone Beyersdorfer said.
Watch the official trailer here.