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New, Good Episode II Trailer Released 10 Mar, 2002, 19:46 / 9 comments

LucasFilm has put out the much anticipated "real" trailer for Star Wars Episode II, and it has been surprisingly well-received. That's right, I drank the Kool-Aid.

Despite the opening shot bearing more than a slight resemblence to Flight of the Navigator, the new trailer has everything you hoped would be in Episode 1: huge explosions, large amounts of fighting, big beat up triangle-shaped ships, and more huge explosions.

Though the other three trailers (yes, three others have been released - over 200 shots from the film have been included so far in the four trailers) were hinting that there was lameness afoot in EPII, it might be hidden by the massive explosions and death that appear to be in store during the rest of the film.

As usual, despite the trailers being on the Internet, you first must be a Lucas Online member (so sign up if you haven't already at starwars.com or lucasarts.com), and to view the highest quality version of the trailer you need to hand Apple your 30 bucks for QuickTime Pro. Though the high quality version isn't released for free officially, you can find mirrors of the file if you look hard enough.

Comments

  • NeuroticJuicer on 11 Mar, 2002, 18:39…
    just remember, folks who enjoyed episode 1 about the same amount as i did... that trailer looked really good too, and look what happened! let us hope this one turns out better...
  • Metallus on 11 Mar, 2002, 15:55…
    I just was thinking about this during some boring class or another: This movie is partly about how the leader of a republic, Palpatine, is granted emergency powers during a time of crisis. Sound familiar? Keep reading. He is then given support by the Senate to form an army and "take care of the problem" without much opposition.

    Furthermore, through deceit and treachery, he sows the seeds of the Galactic Empire. Creepy. I've got no doubt that this movie ought to stir up some controversy and might make people a bit uncomfortable.
  • Remi O on 11 Mar, 2002, 06:47…
    Heh, yeah, great trailer, especially after the debacle of the first trailer. I think this could be good.
  • Jake on 11 Mar, 2002, 09:55…
    I don't know about good but it's at least got potential to be Star Wars.
  • Bozeke on 10 Mar, 2002, 20:55…
    Dude...dude...

    :o)
  • AndrewL on 10 Mar, 2002, 20:27…
    Indeed, when I first saw the love trailer i though, aww damn, is this what this movie is gonna be all about? "Anakin in Love"...I was not hyped up for the movie or anything...THEN I saw this trailer on fox. I was in awe, I was not expecting what I had seen, explosions, jedi battle in arena, field battles, all this cool stuff. I can't wait now.
  • Kesal on 10 Mar, 2002, 20:17…
    Boy, the trailer was geat!!!!! I cant WAIT to see Christopher Lee as the bad guy!!!!
  • JackTheGaffer on 10 Mar, 2002, 20:10…
    Dude, Royal Guards, Fett, Clones, Jedi using two lightsabers, Yoda on a flying disk talking backwards. All I got to say is, OHHH YEAH!
  • Metallus on 10 Mar, 2002, 21:15…
    YEAH OHHH!