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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theatrical Trailer Breakdown.

Rey and BB-8Just 10 hours after the release of the full and final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the video has reached 10 million views. The video showed us many new and exciting shots and yet managed to stay away from any groundbreaking reveals. Hit the jump for our shot by shot analysis of the trailer, and see what we managed to find out.



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Fantastic opening shots with Rey scavenging:


Brilliant matte painting of the interior of a crashed Star Destroyer:

Star Destroyer Interior


Rey and BB-8 alone in the desert. Great feeling of loneliness:

Rey and BB-8


Rey nostalgically watches how a random spaceship leaves this forsaken place. An obvious parallel with Luke yearning for adventures from the beginning of A New Hope:



First Order assembles on Starkiller Base. General Hux speaking. For those who don’t know Starkiller Base is “an ice planet converted into a stronghold of the First Order and armed with a fiercely destructive new weapon capable of destroying entire star systems.”

First Order


Finn escaping from the Star Destroyer is about to crash land on Jakku:

Finn's TIE


Finn wearing Poe’s jacket is going towards the settlement where Rey is:



Kylo Ren watching what appears to be a test of their ultimate weapon? Could this be Cloud City outside the window?

Kylo on deck


Kylo talking to a helmet. He will finish what Vader started. Not sure if Kylo is aware of Vader’s true story. Maybe the Galaxy never finds out that Luke redeemed Vader?

Kylo CU


Kylo torturing Poe Dameron:

Poe tortured


Probably another look at the devastation caused by Starkiller base. Again as above everything turns red (reminding of the first sequence from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness):



The outstanding chase sequence on Jakku shot in IMAX:



Rey and Finn on the Falcon after they escape from Jakku:

Finn & Rey


Han Solo looking great and telling the real story of Jedi, and the force to the new protagonists:



The mysterious Knights of Ren looking badass:

Knights of Ren


The X-Wings are coming! Lake attack on the ruins of Maz Kanata’s castle?

X-Wings Coming


The Battle for Takodana:

Takodana destruction


Poe and Finn meet again in the Resistance base. The final push against Starkiller base is at hand. You can notice in the back the PZ-4CO droid – “a constant fixture in Resistance base control rooms, offering tactical data and communications support during important operations.”

Poe & Finn


Two familiar creatures behind Finn.



More dogfights over Takodana:



The entrance to Maz Kanata’s castle with the guardian droid. Notice the multiple flags on the building?

Maz Kanata's Castle


Now something truly amazing. Our Cantina member Calithlin managed to identify almost every single flag on that wall! How incredible is that? You can read his investigation HERE.



Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle lands on Jakku, while the village is being torched by his forces.

Kylo's Shuttle


Captain Phasma arrives as well:



Some impressive acting from Daisy Ridley over a fallen body. If you play with the colors you will notice a red stripe on the jacket, the same one that Finn has. This is Finn injured probably from the duel with Kylo Ren. Also you can notice Chewie in the lower right.



Someone is coming to the rescue in the Takodana ruins?

Han and Finn


The final assault on Starkiller base. It appears the First Order haven’t learned the lesson from the Empire about trenches!

Starkiller base


The weapon located on Starkiller base was shown on the poster a few days ago:



It is another design inspired by Ralpg McQuarrie’s early concept of the Death Star:

Mc Quarrie Death Star


Rey is really pissed. I am greatly impressed with Daisy Ridley’s acting skills. She showed several different very convincing emotions during the trailer:

Angry Rey


Another flying Stormtrooper. We had a similar shot in the second teaser, but this one definitely wins the prize for high jump:

Flying trooper


Explosion on deck. Too bad the mouse droid won’t make it…

Mouse droid


No comment! ” I love you! I know.”

Han and Leia


Finn is about to get his ass kicked (as we’ve seen in one of the other images above)

Finn vs Kylo


The narrator of the trailer is Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata in the movie. The narration is made in a way which implies that she speaks to Rey. But many times such things could be misleading.

Maz: Who are you?

Rey: I am no one.

Maz: The force, it’s calling to you. Just let it in.


What do you guys think? Have you noticed something that we’ve missed? Tell us in the comments below or join us in The Cantina.