Many fans have been criticizing the new trailer for ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ since it was released on Wednesday night because it seemingly gives away the entire plot in three minutes. But if that’s something that Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. would want to work on, then they need to look no further than ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ While J.J. Abrams tends to be fairly secretive of his projects in general, it has been taken to a new level with the latest chapter in the beloved saga from a galaxy far, far away because despite a number of teasers, trailers, TV spots, and stills being released ahead of the film’s premiere in a few weeks, we’ve only seen around six minutes of the film so far that tells us absolutely nothing. Don’t believe it? Naturally, the ‘Star Wars’ fandom comes to the rescue.
Last month, we shared a fan-made trailer that recut all the available footage of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ into a possible chronological order. Now, that video has been updated by Disneyland Experience to include the various bits that have come out since then, which adds up to six minutes and thirty seconds. You can check it out below:
If the reported 136 minute runtime turns out to be correct, that’s about 5% of the film right there in that video. But unlike WB and ‘Dawn of Justice’, which people can essentially piece the plot and essentially all the twists together already, Disney and Lucasfilm have only shared bits of ‘Episode VII’ that doesn’t give anything away. All we get from the ‘Star Wars’ promotional campaign is a vague idea of who the new main characters are and the reassurance that some of our favorite characters are returning. Frankly, that’s all we need to get excited about a coming attraction with a built in audience, so hopefully DC will take some notes for their next projects.
What do you think about all the footage released from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ so far? Do you think that the film is ruined at all by releasing this much of the film in promotional material? And can we all agree that the first full-length ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer could’ve been much better?! Sound off in the comments.