This Week, Anaheim, California’s Star Wars Celebration gave us the reveal of the official second trailer for “The Force Awakens” and it destroys any skepticism critics once had.
Within the first 30 seconds, we hear Mark Hamill’s voice reprising his rightful role as Luke Skywalker, with visuals of a new lightsaber, the new hovercraft racing past a fallen Imperial ship, and the remains of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet.
We then get establishing shots of the characters from the previous trailer, only this time revealing the clear-cut villain, our new heroes (and heroin), the new Storm Trooper fleet, and possibly a new bounty hunter.
But only the best is yet to come.
First is an X-Wing and Tie Fighter battle taking place over a gorgeous landscape. Next is the Millennium Falcon in an epic chase inside the hull of a ship.
And then the goosebumps emerge as Harrison Ford utters the words “Chewie, we’re home.”
And indeed we are as Han Solo and Chewbacca appear before our very eyes.
The Force has indeed awakened and this Christmas, J.J. Abrams is going to hit it out of the park.