Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Elders react

11 Dec 2015

The most anticipated movie of the year, featuring the largest portfolio of trailers any film, surely, has ever included, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nearly upon us. But what are our elders expecting? Take a look.

‘Elders react’ is a wonderful series on YouTube, whereby a bunch of people in their 60s and 70s sit down and are shown something from today’s pop culture.

Previous excellent editions include Grand Theft Auto play throughs and Oculus Rift reactions.

But, as it is the season (Star Wars creeping in on Christmas’ turf), now these 10 lovely lads and lasses are shown what looks like one of the many, many trailers released so far for the seventh edition of the Star Wars franchise.

Their reactions are great, especially considering some (definitely not all) of these people saw the originals and the reboots in the cinema.

Star Wars sure, but mainly Harrison Ford

“I went to a premiere,” boasts Libby when asked if she saw the original. “My sister was working for George Lucas so I got to meet people. And Harrison Ford was a doll.”

This becomes a theme actually, with Jennifer only going along to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens to gander at Indiana Jones in all his glory. “There’s good lookin’,” beams Barbara, when Ford appears on screen.

“I’m exhausted just watching this,” said Libby, moments into the trailer. Someone better not tell her there are many more trailers.

If you want a catch-up on what has happened so far in the previous six movies, and only have three minutes to spare, watch this:

And if you want to see the full suite of Star Wars trailers (some foreign) see below:

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic