Can we talk about what’s NOT in the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer? There’s definitely something missing and we need to chat about it. May contained commissioned links. #TheLastJedi
What’s NOT in the New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer? #TheLastJedi
If you’re like me, you’ve watched the new Star Wars: The last Jedi Trailer at least 10 times. You have basked in the glow. You have hit the pause and rewind button a few more times than you’re willing to admit to your friends. You probably shed a few tears (ok, that was me).
But for me, there was something missing in the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer. And we need to talk about it.
Not Enough Oscar Issac
We have a spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down.
Did you have instant chills when you heard that line? Oh, this guy has started a fire within me. This raw passion that Oscar Issac has, it makes me want to join the resistance. I couldn’t get enough of Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens. I’m so glad to see this feisty resistance pilot back in the new Star Wars movie – and he already has a kick-*** line. But could I have seen a whole lot more of him in this trailer? OMGoodness, yes.
I’m still waiting for BB-9E to roll his way onto the screen (and for Disney to release official photos for me to share). We’ve got pictures and toys, but where’s the personality? Will BB-9E be the new BB-8? Will C-3PO & R2 be overshadowed by the new droids? What will be the purpose of BB-9E? I have so many questions for this little black droid.
I had to say it. I miss him. This movie is not the same without Harrison Ford. Though yes, technically the rumors are still flying around about a flashback – but still. Not. The. Same.
Ever since I saw Chirrut in Rogue One, I knew there had to be so much more for Asian representation in Star Wars. A brand that has always embraced diversity, I now needed to see (more like desperately needed to see) an Asian female in a big role. And we all know it’s coming. So many teasers and interviews have suggested that Rose, played Kelly Marie Tran, is going to end up a hero in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A resistance mechanic, a nobody, this little woman is going to team up with Finn in a big way – but we have no idea how.
And I was hoping, praying to see Rose in action in this trailer. I mean the first lead Asian female Star WARS character – this is a HUGE deal for me! I have been waiting all of my Star Wars life for this moment. I guess I’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. But hey, at least she made the new poster. Pretty amazing, right?
Now About What WAS in the New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer
SNOKE! Can we talk about his face and his ultra creepy voice coming together in this movie?
The really cool upgraded AT-ATs (aka the AT-M6 Walkers) and other amazing Star Wars vehicles. Kylo Ren’s ship is still pretty darn cool too.
Kylo Ren – the look of torment on his face? Oh I can feel his emotions in this trailer.
Leia – All. The. Tears! I can’t even.
A royally pissed off Luke Skywalker – I mean, we’ve seen him angry. But I’ve never seen him in post-mid life crisis / older and wiser old man Luke all pissed off. It’s kind of flipping amazing.
Porgs and other new creatures – I’ll be honest. I’m not sold on porgs yet. Besides the obvious cuteness factor for toy merchandising…I’m really hoping these animals have a purpose in the movie. But can we talk about the amazing ice fox looking creatures?
A dark Finn – Another identity crisis seems to be in the midst for our hero, Finn. Though watching him rage out on Captain Phasma is going to be epic-ly awesome. Love that John Boyega.
Rey – strong-willed and female powered Rey. I love that Daisy Ridley‘s role as a strong female lead continues in this movie, with so many little girls (my daughter included) looking up to her.
Let’s be honest, we could go on and on about the 2 minutes and 34 seconds of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. And we should. Let’s keep talking about it. But let’s also talking about the parts that are missing – the parts that I’m desperately hoping pay off when we see it on the big screen. A lot of me is riding on the part of Rose. I get that. Let’s hope that Star Wars doesn’t let me down. Watch the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer here.
One thing is for sure, I cannot wait for December 15th, 2017. Don’t mind me as I watch the newest trailer about 50 more times. Because c’mon – Snoke and his ultra creepy voice and a very pissed off Luke Skywalker have made my ultimate must-watch TV for today. Sorry, Netflix.
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rhonda miotke says
I love the Star Wars movies! Thanks for a really wonderful review
Julie Wood says
It is true that Star Wars is not the same without Harrison Ford. I love the Star Wars movies and this one looks so exciting and I can not wait to see it.
I was also hoping for more Poe and to get a glimpse of BB-9E! And I did get all teary-eyed when Leia first appeared! I loved the part where Kylo Ren is extending his hand to Rey! I am so excited for this movie and I am so glad I already purchased my tickets for the early release.
Lisa Brown says
Can’t wait to see this one. I’m sure my boyfriend will be in the theater the second it comes out.
Amber Ludwig says
Im not huge into Star Wars myself but my step dad is!! He is getting movie passes for his Birthday from us this year to go check it out! He cannot wait!