The Force is strong with this trailer.
We finally got a new trailer from the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi last night and, needless to say, it’s incredible. I’ve had some time to analyze this trailer and not only does it look darker in tone compared to The Force Awakens, but it feels eerily similar to The Empire Strikes Back, which is considered by many to be the best Star Wars movie to date. And even though I’m not a die hard Star Wars fan, this is one of the best trailers I’ve seen all year.
One thing that stands out in this trailer is the film’s score. The Star Wars franchise is well-known for its scores, but they seemed to have taken it up a notch for The Last Jedi. Mark Hamill’s raspy, yet determined voice coupled with some really cool action sequences suggests that this may be the biggest Star Wars movie to date. I just love how they are taking a darker, more mysterious, approach rather than being super kid friendly like The Force Awakens.
Director Rian Johnson seems to have something special on his hands with The Last Jedi, which has even the smallest of Star Wars fans (like myself) counting down the days until the movie’s release. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready to see Luke Skywalker either die or go to the dark side. Also, Chewy seems to have cute little sidekick called a Porg. I just hope the Porg gets a substantial amount of screen time rather than be a marketing ploy to sell toys.