It made such an impact that everyone I talked to today was telling the story of where they watched it. One client of mine actually had a Monday Night Football party just so all his friends could watch the trailer together. I happened to be eating dinner in a restaurant when it aired. Everyone in the room stopped eating and talking, watched it, and cheered madly at the end of it.
Even the cast reacted with fanlike glee. Here are the two newcomers watching themselves for the first time. They seem as excited as the rest of us. Or, maybe, they're just beginning to realize that their careers are about to hit the big time.
It is a great trailer and, if you are a fan of the franchise, it does its job. It makes you want to rush online to book your tickets for opening night. Don't get too excited. If you don't have them yet, you will probably have to wait a few days before you can see it. The traffic to movie booking sites was so heavy that several of them crashed and others had major problems. I checked today; all of the seem to be back up and running.
The movie officially opens December 18, but many places are showing advanced screenings on the 17th. If you absolutely, positively must be among the first to see it, you can -- if you are willing to pay. E-Bay and other auction sites are filled with tickets and some of the asking prices are enormous. I can think of other things to spend $1,000 on, but that's just me.
With 58 days remaining until the release, you have time to catch up or re-watch the previous six movies. JD wrote a wonderful piece about the best way to view them. Billie has reviewed all six. Be sure to comment as you watch.
If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here you go:
What did you think? Are you as excited as I am to see these characters come back to the screen? Comment below and let us know what you're thinking.
ChrisB is a confirmed Star Wars nut who is wildly excited about episode seven.