The slowly bubbling hype surrounding the impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is borderline tantric, so you might have to take a cold shower after watching this latest international trailer for the movie.

First making an appearance on Chinese video service Youku (which explains the appearance of Mandarin lettering), the action-packed trailer features new footage of stormtrooper armies, airborne spaceship battles, the hum of slashing lightsabers, and plenty of explosions.

The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise hits cinemas December 18.

We’re certain that the movie won’t disappoint, and here’s five reasons why.

Words by Aleks Eror
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