I’ve been fascinated for a while with the way new media allows people to not just experience their favorite shows and movies, but actually create new videos or concepts around them. It’s an interesting way to share an experience, while having fun.
With the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, we have a new wave of reaction videos. First up is this pretty excellent recut of Matthew McCounaughey from Interstellar as though he’s watching the trailer:
Then we’ve got these babies, most of which are too young to be genuinely reacting on an emotional level, but are definitely down with all the shiny lights and noises.
And here’s the crowd reaction at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim when the trailer was unveiled.
Is it news? Nope. Is it goofy? Obviously. But it’s a fun way to connect to the larger community of fans out there all appreciating and celebrating the same thing.