[POPCULT] STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS Teaser Trailer, and How it affect the interwebz.

If you haven’t even heard any news about it or haven’t seen the trailer by now, well maybe it’s because lately you’re really tied up with work, so without realising it you automatically start to prioritise the type of news that you consume, you already trying hard to keep up with the current ones and the breaking ones, always stays updated for stuff that really matters such as what’s with this perfectly well balanced Fahrurrozi guy, the messenger sent by the lord almighty, well equipped with invisible katanas and uzis for his cronies, and have access and control to many types of cutting edges technologies sent directly from heaven that could help him successfully executes their sacred missions, to save the human race from extinction, fight poverty and find new ways to create clean energy and provide enough supply for the whole world. Well if that so, then it’s perfectly understandable.

But, it’s already been a week or so since the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens available for the people all around the world. The overall impact has been greater than that of any previous movie preview known to mankind. With total 43,024,601 views by the time i write down this post. So here’s the clip kids…

So well okay now, lets break it down.

Total words used: 15
“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side … and the light.”

New characters revealed: 4
Well its 5 if you count the rolling droid. Or 6 if you’re really obsessed with it, and you also count the “voice-over” guy too!

Old characters seen again: 0
Saving it for the second trailer as a form of strategy used to drive all the hardcore fanboys so they’d talk about it more every single day until next year, probably in their parent’s basement all suited up with star wars related costumes.

Number of Lightsaber seen: 1

That has created ridiculously crazy amount of internet chatter. From people asking each other if it’s such a good idea to have a crossguard, or really hating it like it’s the new version of jar-jar binks and cursing disney for it, and also for being the basic source object for many many parodies surfacing rapidly all over the interewebz in every internet friendly format known to man.

Number of Trailer views
Total number of views of that official Star Wars YouTube trailer11,639,261
Views from the Movieclips YouTube post of the trailer: 42,994,270

Full length of the video: 88 seconds
Amount of actual footage: 39 seconds.
Ratings info, cuts to black, and titles: 49 seconds.

So if you really think about it, its just a 39 seconds clip! A 39 seconds clip to promote a movie that will be released on december next year. But kids, it’s safe to say it does affect the internet in a very significant way. How and in what way exactly you wonder? Well here’s the response so far from the internet community.

1. Number of heavily and well edited parody videos with impressive number of views for each one of them.
2. Number of original LEGO recreations: At least 32 (more appear every few hours) also with impressive views. Most viewed LEGO recreation are 3,388,290 views.
3. The surfacing of meme and parodies in every internet friendly format known (videos, animated gif, etc.)
4. Stephen Colbert spent 5 minutes, 27 seconds explaining the logic and pseudo-science behind the crossguard lightsaber.

And here’s few of the parodies i found. Enjoy, and waste your time, a time, a long time ago, in a galaxy so far far away.

Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer – George Lucas’ Special Edition

Wes Anderson Presents: Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer


Lego Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

The Force Awakens Teaser – Crazy Lens Flare Edition – Star Wars Episode VII

BACKYARD TRAILER – STAR WARS: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Parody)

To end this post, here’s a video of Harrison Ford on Jimmy Kimmel refusing to answer star wars related question.

Harrison Ford Won’t Answer Star Wars Episode VII Questions

And here’s another one from CONAN

Harrison Ford Spills “Star Wars” Spoilers For $1000

Peace out nerds!
Ninterview out!

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