Kevin Smith Responds To Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Filmmaker Kevin Smith, who has personally had a lightsaber battle against Mark Hamill (in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back), has thoughts on the new Star Wars trailer. Who would have guessed?

He shared a story of his parents taking him to see a theatrical reissue of Star Wars in 1979, where they had attached the first trailer for The Empire Strikes Back.

"The cynicism and crap that comes along with being a fat, middle-aged man goes away in the face of this trailer," Smith said, in part. "It took me back to that moment in my youth."

You can check it out below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in movie theaters on December 18, 2015