Star Wars: Debut of the First Order

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A new Korean trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted online this week and it offers our first glimpse of The First Order. Set roughly 30 years after Return of the Jedi, there’s no explanation yet as to why the Imperial Army and been rebranded as the First Order.

WWII history buffs will notice that the first shot of the assembled troops (at about 0:02 seconds into the trailer) bears a striking resemblance to Leni Refensthal’s propaganda films for the Third Reich in the years leading up to the war.

There’s some great TIE fighter battle footage and (maybe) a glimpse of an AT-AT. Everything about the promotion for the new movie suggests that director J.J. Abrams understands exactly why Star Wars means so much to so many people far more than George Lucas ever did. The movie’s December release can’t come fast enough.

  • Jango Soprano

    It’s 1977 all over again for me.

  • galloglas

    Ho Hum.
    Here we go again re-run Star Wars and World War Two at the same time.
    Then changes made for years after the original movie until it is unrecognizable from the original.
    More political and social messages inserted as propaganda.
    More 90 lb girls kicking duff on 300 lb 8 foot tall aliens, gay Jedi’s…..Bejeebus.
    Han Solo creaking around the Millineum Falcon with it’s antique vehicle tag on front and the Wookie gets mange, I understand Jar Jar Binks is back (sigh Jar Jar Binks for crixus sakes) what a work of art he/she was.
    I believe the wonder and awe has left me now after all the other movies and changes.
    Well I’ll pass if you don’t mind, even the Grandkids are saying they will pass on it too and play minecraft or Rimworld instead.
    May the force be with ya’ll >said in a tired and Jaded voice<

    • galloglas

      P.a.s.s. is a censored word now?

    • 12345

      Maybe you should have said “Worst Star Wars ever” in a Simpson’s Comic Book Guy voice… People like you are such a downer, particularly based off one trailer. Looks decent to me… Lighten up Frances.

    • 12345

      How about “Worst Star Wars episode ever” in a Comic Guy voice?

  • Patterson

    May the Empire please leave the White House in 2016!