New "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer seems to be for a film that might actually be good

That, or the Japanese will be treated to a much better film than American audiences


Scott Eric Kaufman
November 6, 2015 7:43PM (UTC)

For a certain kind of film-goer, it's been difficult to become excited about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" because the trailers released in America have been typical American trailers. It hit all the same beats as the trailers for "San Andreas II: The Redemolishing" or "The Fast & Furious 15: Auto Furioso."

It's simply difficult to get excited about a film that's being advertised like every other action film -- which is why the arrival of this slow-burn Japanese trailer is a veritable godsend. Finally, finicky film-buffs can say, "This is a movie I'm genuinely excited to see."

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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