Friday, April 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Teaser Reaction

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
Photo Credit: Star Wars / Walt Disney Studios
This year's Star Wars Celebration has been an epic reflection of the forty-year franchise created by George Lucas. It promised an action-packed weekend of panels, tributes, and news for fans. Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm did not disappoint with a thrilling teaser of the next installment Star Wars: The Last Jedi! The anticipation for the eighth film has been galactic-sized proportions as we've waited to see what happens in the next battle of the forces.

Take a look! (Spoilers below!) What are your first reactions? Feel free to share in the comments!

My first reaction is that I want the movie too. I. WANT. IT. NOW.

In expert Disney fashion, the teaser is just as cryptic as the initial Star Wars: The Force Awakens' first look. But that just gives us further room to get hyped up and the anticipation to build.

Rey is obviously receiving training by the one and only Luke Skywalker. But will they have moved from their speechless staredown and how far long has Luke been mentoring her Empire Strikes Back style?

As she begins her journey to bring balance to the force, events surrounding the Resistance's stand against the First Order are growing direr as battle scenes take place on other planets and throughout the universe. We get a sneak peek at what her friends are up to:

Finn is shown resting in what looks like a medical bay. One fan translated the Aurebesh text to reveal that he's in stable condition. Is he recovering from the back injury he sustained during Ren and Rey's lightsaber showdown or something else he suffers in another fight? What will his journey be like in finding his place in the Resistance?

Other tidbits in the trailer include: Poe and BB8 are on the move again to fight in the sky, but the landing bay he needs to use is blown up.

Is that an old set of books on a wooden shelf in Luke's cave?

Someone's hands runs down the vintage Jedi symbol.

The Millennium Falcon flies again.

What will be Luke's first words? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines "I've been expecting you."

Not only has the trailer sparked new questions, but also calls on older questions still left over from Force Awakens to be answered Who is Rey's parents? Given Carrie Fisher's unfortunate passing, what will General Leia's role be in her last installment?

On the opposite end of the spectrum of Luke mentoring Rey, we still have much to learn about Kylo Ren and the seducer of the dark side Supreme Leader Snoke. As another planet goes up in flames with Ren walking through the rubble, obviously he is living up to his grandfather's legacy. Will we see more of Snoke other than a hologram? What planet did, Matt the Radar technician, I mean Kylo Ren scorch this time? Who falls to their knees next to R2D2?

Even though Skywalker is teaching Rey the ways of the force, his final words ominously declare: "I only know one truth. It's time for the Jedi to end." Does Skywalker believe the Jedi way is over or will it evolve into something else?

I don't know about ya'll but I can't wait! The next installment is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick and Looper). Making Christmas even more special, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15th, 2017.

What did you think of the Last Jedi trailer? What you most excited about? Feel free to share in the comments!

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