Star Wars: Episode IX: The 5 most important scenes from the trailer

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. Photo credit: LucasFilm

There were a number of important moments from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer and here are five the stood out to us.

I must have watched the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer at least 20 times already. On each watch, there is something different I notice.

But the first watch means so much because I’m able to pinpoint the most important moments to me — the ones that stood out (and then continued to watch and watch again).

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With a number of small snippets, which gave us enough but definitely didn’t give too much away, here are five of the most important moments from The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer.

Rey’s moves

When the Star Wars trailer opens we hear Rey’s deep breaths. She’s getting herself ready for something that’s coming. It turns out to be a TIE figher bearing down on her. However, what comes next is amazing even for a Jedi.

Rey runs away from the TIE fighter and then flips backward over it — and maybe will cut it in half? Anyway, that’s the feeling I got as she was flipping over it with her lightsaber extended.

Here’s why the scene is so important: It shows that Rey’s training has come so far. She started as a scavenger trying to survive on a desert planet and has turned into a full-fledged Force user with amazing moves that Jedi of the past would be hard to replicate.

While some time has past between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, it seems Rey took that time to learn some new tricks in order to become what she needs to be to defeat the dark side.

But even beyond her moves, she stared down her opponent looking as though she was ready for anything. Rey knows her next steps won’t be easy, but she is not cowering either. Gone is the unsure person we met in The Force Awakens and instead is a confident, determined woman ready for anything.