Yes, yes, I know I said I would be posting more and I haven't. I'm sorry. It's not been depression but rather just too much work to do at the office. Plus when I get home the last thing I want to do is stare at a computer screen.
That said, having now watched the trailer for "The Force Awakens" for the fifth or sixth time and thinking back to the earlier ones, I've got to say that I am very pleased that none of them actually give away anything related to the plot. They manage to hit all the emotional high notes but we are still going to go in to the theatre and be surprised at what we see. Given how much is usually given away in movie trailers nowadays I really appreciate this.
The trailer itself is incredibly squee worthy. The effects look great and are more practical than CGI. It's great to see Leia and Han together. And we get to see a little more of this film's heavy Kylo Ren. It's very interesting that they have essentially been holding Luke in reserve through all three trailers though. As I said they are not giving away any plot points but it would be nice to see more of him than a mechanical hand.
Now all I have to do is get through the next two months with what's left of my sanity intact.