Film Rant: What’s Truly Unique About #Blackstormtrooper

An interesting perspective on the teaser trailer for the next Star Wars film.

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This week JJ Abrams released the teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and just like every other fanboy I watched the video over and over, often pausing to pick out even the most minute details. My dissection of the trailer was handled with the same level of precision as a group of Spaceballs with an giant fine-tooth comb. I mean this is JJ Abrams we’re talking about here. The guy who made Lost. Do you know how many Easter Eggs he snuck into that series?

Of course I wasn’t the only person with their eye on the trailer and it didn’t take long before people shared their discoveries and doubts to social media. It took no less than ten frames before some members of the Star Wars fan base had a collective head burst. The scene I’m talking about is the one that opens the trailer…

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One thought on “Film Rant: What’s Truly Unique About #Blackstormtrooper

  1. Is anyone making the racist case against black stormtroopers? I don’t see it if they are. CLONE troopers yes, but not a soul I’ve seen has said anything about black STORMtroopers.

    How is film continuity racist?
    Seems silly.
    People haven’t even SEEN the movie yet.
    Could be anything.


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