By now you’ve probably watched the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, whether Rian Johnson wants you to or not, ordered your opening day tickets, and plowed head first into the Great Porg Debate of 2017. (Love them or hate them, they’re the new Ewoks, and your stance on the adorable little bastards will define who you are for generations to come.) But what the hell, why not watch the trailer again?
I’m going to talk a bit and warn you about potential SPOILERS before we get to the actual trailer, bear with me.
I dig this, I dig this a lot. Even if it does maybe give away a bit much—obviously, I haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet, but Johnson’s fears may well have been founded, as this seems to reveal some major shit. Then again, as we’ve seen, trailers for these new-jack Star Wars movies often show things that aren’t in the final film or cut event in such a way that situations appear one way but are much different in reality. Basically, who the hell knows?
I’m not one to be particularly spoiler phobic. It was my day job for years to dig into every potential spoiler out there, so I’ve become calloused and immune. As long as the story is told well, I can know every last detail going in and still be floored. But you know, tread cautiously.
And it still made me feel all tingly inside. So that said, check it out if you dare.
We get all the things you expect out of a trailer: a good look at new vehicles that will be on every kid’s Christmas wish list, we peek Finn (John Boyega) in precarious position (after reading Phasma, I certainly wouldn’t want to tussle with her), and Rey (Daisy Ridley) in her own precarious position—okay, at least a baker’s dozen precarious positions. Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) has his earnest, rousing speech; there’s some inter-Skywalker family drama; and The Last Jedi definitely doubles down on the red/black aesthetic. I’m also way into isolated, crazed-hobo Luke, and that band aid on Kylo Ren’s face reminds me of Nelly.
All in all, the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t suck. I can’t wait until December 15.
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