We FINALLY got our first trailer for Episode VIII today and I have to say, I’m a little disappointed. With only around 8 months left to go until the movie is released, I expected a little bit more. It didn’t really give me much to chew on. Most of us knew that Rey would train with Luke for a good portion of the movie so seeing those scenes didn’t rivet me in any way.
Don’t get me wrong – my favorite types of movies have some kind of intense training period in them when the trainee becomes a hero. I’m actually MOST excited about the training of Rey in TLJ. I just think the trailer was little light on content for being pretty close to the release of the movie and was hoping for a lot more.
Poe and Finn were barely in the trailer and seemed like an afterthought (Finn especially), so I do hope that they get more screen time than the trailer suggests. I loved seeing BB-8 again, my favorite droid, and was super sad to see Poe’s x-wing blow up! I hope he makes it out okay.
Where was Kylo Ren? We only got a very brief shot. (Also, how did he get his mask back? Is this going to be one of those weird unexplained things like how Maz got Luke’s lightsaber?)
I liked seeing the Jedi Order symbol…really excited to see where that goes.
The most important and puzzling line is Luke’s declaration that “I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.” NO LUKE NO WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? I think that scene is from him being on the mountain top too long. He’s turned into a curmudgeon and the line is probably in the beginning of the movie. Right after it, Rey will say, “Are you nuts? I didn’t come all this way to hear you say that,” and he’ll go, “Oh yeah, you’re right, what was I thinking? Let’s begin this training.” Hahahaha, but seriously, I have a strong feeling the line is in the beginning of the movie and it’s following a similar format to Yoda/Luke in ESB – where Yoda did not want to train Luke, but in the end gives in.
The Midi-Chlorian Center did a nice round up of the new poster and photos from the movie, so head to their page to check it out. I can’t wait to see who Rose is and what her story will bring us. I hope she’s a good addition.
Here’s the trailer for those of you who don’t know how to search on YouTube. 😉
Thoughts guys? I feel like there really isn’t much to discuss, unfortunately.