The Last Jedi is a Star Wars. (I have to write more than that? Fine.) And we know it’s a Star Wars because tonight saw the release of the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, the last film in The Skywalker Saga that will build off the events of The Last Jedi either by reversing them wholesale or leaning into them. Nobody knows! Well, that’s not entirely true. Impatient nerdbombers who read the leaked scripts know, and if you’re one of those people, please, for the love of God keep it to your damn self. I’ve already dipped into two comment sections on two separate sites and smacked into commenters dropping spoilers left and right. Don’t be a dick.
Anyway, here’s the last trailer we’re going to get before The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in December, so let me get out of the way of this bad
Pretty neat, right? I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many spaceships or a trailer that did a very good job of showing a lot while revealing very, very little, which is how I like it. Granted, there seems to be some super emotional stuff going on with C-3PO before he becomes a red-eyed killing machine — maybe? — and a surprising helping of Reylo right up front, but for the most part, Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams are playing things very close to the chest. Although, it was nice to see Rose Tico finally make an appearance after suspiciously vanishing from marketing materials — What the hell, Disney? — and Roxana gave me specific instructions to mention how “broad” Adam Driver looks.
In the meantime, eagle-eyed watchers are picking up on some neat tidbits:
This is the shot that just breaks my heart: uncertainty breaks into the tiniest glimmer of a smile. The spark of hope.— James Whitbrook (@Jwhitbrook) October 22, 2019
A thousand generations live in her now, and she will never be alone—for the Force is her ally.
And what a powerful ally it is. pic.twitter.com/s6n3sLCzcn
I’m a huge dork and even I have no idea what the hell that last one means, but I’m sure it’s something dope. On that note, have fun firing off your thoughts and theories in the comments, but again, if you’ve read the leaks, please don’t ruin the movie for others. Not only will I ban you, I’ll come to your house and fart on everything you hold dear. That is a promise.
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