Sunday, November 22, 2015

TV Spot #5: Poe Leads the Way

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 5th TV spot puts some much-needed attention on hotshot pilot Poe Dameron. Though originally presented as one of the main heroes of the film, the promotional campaign swept Poe to the side, in favor of new heroes Rey and Finn, and villain Kylo Ren. 

Now, we see him taking command of Red and Blue X-Wing squadrons as they fly through hyperspace. We get some classic fast-paced communication between Poe, a female pilot (further demonstrating the gender diversity of the film), and familiar face Nien Nunb, who speaks in his usual alien tongue. Nunb was first seen in Return of the Jedi as Lando Calrissian's co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, and it seems like he's still a valued member of the Resistance. 

Also in this TV spot:
  1. The quick establishing shot at the very beginning confirms that Rey and BB-8 are on Takodana, in the jungle near Maz Kanata's palace, when they see First Order landing craft and TIE fighters flying overhead. 
  2. We see the familiar shot of Han, Rey, Finn, and BB-8 entering Kanata's castle, but this time we hear the bizarre chatter of the red droid walking outside. 
  3. In yet another look at Rey and Finn's evasion from TIE fighters aboard the Millennium Falcon, Rey shouts "BB-8, hold on!" from the cockpit. This is actually the first time we've heard the droid's name in any of the trailers or teasers. It also suggests that Rey and BB-8 have formed some sort of bond. 
What did you think of this TV spot? Tell me in the comments, and may the Force be with you all.

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