The last Rogue One trailer was released this morning, and this fanboy can barely contain his excitement. Saw. Vader. Death Star. Sign me up!
The final Rogue One trailer dropped this morning, and it was in a word; awesome. Not going to mince words, but this last trailer has me more excited than I was The Force Awakens. Yeah, I said it. This last trailer was the stuff of magic. From the get go seeing Jyn Erso as a child, with her father Galen, to the very last shot of the Rebels fleeing through the jungle as the AT-AT feet crash around them, the trailer got my heart pumping and the hairs on my arm standing straight up.
Before the trailer was released, we detailed what we were hoping to see, and it delivered in spades. Forest Whitaker had perhaps his best delivery of all the trailers so far, urging we assume Felicity Jones’ Erso to “save the dream.” This was exactly what we were hoping for, as Whitaker delivered the line with just the right amount of pain and hope to touch the instinctual part of your heart that ignores logic, and just makes you want to fight for what you believe in. Can we please get a Saw Gerrera spin-off next? Please?
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We got more shots of the Death Star, and this one of it rising behind what we assume is Scarif is literally worth framing and putting on the wall in your living room. The Death Star has never looked so damn amazing. We saw a few more interior shots of the Death Star as well, including Jyn and crew wearing what appears to gear exclusive to the Death Star, meaning the heist might actually take place on the Death Star itself.
Last but certainly not least, we got that amazing shot of Darth Vader striding through the steam, stalking towards Krennic. Vader’s face might be hidden behind his mask, but that man certainly did not look happy. If I was Krennic, I’d be looking for the nearest escape pod. Vader appears to have a substantial presence in the movie, with the trailer revealing what looked like at least two conversations between Krennic and Vader.
All of this was set to the always stunning musical score from John Williams. The trailer dropped roughly two minutes before I woke up this morning, and it had me wide awake as soon as it was over. This movie looks like exactly the kind of Star Wars movie I’ve always wanted. The trailer makes it appear to be a smaller, more character driven movie. We get minor glimpses of our heroes in peril, and I’m excited to walk into the theater not knowing who might make it out alive. Hopefully, the movie will be an improvement on the very uneven.
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We get minor glimpses of our heroes in peril, and I’m excited to walk into the theater not knowing who might make it out alive. Hopefully, the movie will be an improvement on the very uneven Force Awakens. Give me a heist movie where not everyone makes it out alive. Give me a Rebellion that has a price. Give me the dream.