Most of the time, the International version of the trailer for a movie has some new stuff in it. It’s inevitable that things are cut differently, and shown in a different order. It’s all part of marketing the movie different to different cultures.
So when the “international” version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped, I was expecting a few new glimpses of things. But holy wow, not this much. Especially since JJ Abrams all but said after the US trailer dropped a couple of weeks back that was the last of what we’d be getting.
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So let’s go through what we just learned.
We actually see Rey meet BB-8 for the first time in this trailer. Plus we learn that she’s “knows all about waiting… For her family.” Oh RLY? Also, I love how BB-8 talks. So sue me.
Rey and Finn run into each other on Jakku, but they don’t actually introduce themselves to each other until later on the Millennium Falcon.
Also that entire segment feels far more linear, with this being the arrival of Captain Phasma, who is leading a team of Storm Troopers, setting the encampments on fire with flame throwers. All of those were shots we’d seen earlier, but this was the first time I felt like I saw them in the proper order.
LEIA! And the way people are looking to her, she’s definitely in command.
Also red armed C-3P0 is with her.
What is that in Chewy’s hand? Did that scene show him blowing up?!?! (I don’t think he’s blowing up the bridge, I think that’s just intercut.) You guys, if Chewy dies….
And then that. This shot right here. That’s all I’m going to say.
Also, that was definitely Lupita Nyong’o’s voice as Maz Kanata at the end saying “Hope was not lost today… it is found.”