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Star Wars: The Force Awakens ‘Teaser’ Trailers Released – Now What?

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Star Wars has given us the light saber, comical robots, a galaxy far, far away, memorable theme music and so much more: Yoda, the Force, Darth Vader, Tatooine (the planet with two suns), Jabba the Hutt, Jar-Jar Binks and the unforgettable swashbuckling team of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Hans Solo.

But now it may have given us something we may learn to regret: Trailers that hype the upcoming trailers for the film.

Trailers, as we all know, run about a minute to two or three minutes long and studios typically release from two to six to hype their films in theaters and on the Internet.

They might release the first trailer a year or more before a film opens in theaters and update these to keep the interest in the film as high pitched as they can make it.

Star Wars Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Feature Movie SpoonBut this week, as USA Today’s Entertain This duly noted, Star Wars Instagram “calculatedly” released a few teasing short-shorts to hype the fact that during Monday Night Football they would be airing the next trailer for the upcoming epic Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

USA Today, inadvertently or not, referred to the very short releases as “teasers.” That term, of course, has been used as a nickname slash synonym for trailers. But it maybe time for the terminology to make room for 16 second mini-trailers or trailer-teasers or whatever these bite-sized trailer snacks might be called.

It does this push the hype envelope just a bit too far when reporters have to rush to press with stories about 16 seconds of film. This is long enough to show planes zipping overhead and a cast member looking up. Hey, nice sound effects on those jets! Hey, that character has an interesting hair cut. That’s about the most you can get out of these things and they don’t add much to what is already known about the film. Hey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have jets in it – zippidy-doo-day-day to that!

OK, this reporter is a day late and a dollar short; the new trailer was released yesterday and I’m just now looking at these 16-second bits of hype that are the movie industry’s equivalent of donut holes.

Do teasers work? Hmm? The Youtube trailer, released Monday, had 13 million hits within 24 hours. That means we might see more of these tidbit trailers in the future.

Here’s one of the “teasers” released during the day Monday, prior to release of the trailer posted above.

 

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Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence Goes Femme Fatale in ‘Red Sparrow’

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Red Sparrow Movie Trailer Jennifer Lawrence MovieSpoon.comRelease date: March 2, 2018
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Francis Lawrence
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

 

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Trailer: Saoirse Ronan Channels Greta Gerwig in ‘Lady Bird’

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Lady Bird Trailer Greta Gerwig MovieSpoon.comRelease date: November 10, 2017
Studio: A24
Director: Greta Gerwig
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Odeya Rush, Danielle Macdonald, Jordan Rodrigues, Kathryn Newton, Jake McDorman, Timothee Chalamet

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.

 

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Trailer: Peter Dinklage Investigates Mysterious Death in Sci-Fi ‘Rememory’

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Rememory Movie Trailer MovieSpoon.comRelease date: September 8, 2017 (limited)
Studio: Lionsgate Premiere
Director: Mark Palansky
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for bloody accident images, some violence, thematic material and brief strong language)
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Martin Donovan, Anton Yelchin, Henry Ian Cusick, Evelyne Brochu

“Rememory” explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan), a visionary scientific pioneer whose body is found shortly after the unveiling of his newest work: a device able to extract, record and play a person’s memories. Gordon’s wife, Carolyn (Julia Ormond – “Mad Men,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Legends of the Fall”), retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Station Agent”) shows up. After stealing the machine, he uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him to unexpected and dangerous places.

 

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