The trailer is here… and it’s the best we’ve had so far. This trailer is simply amazing and if people are still confused of where this movie is taking place… god help you.
The trailer starts off with a flashback for the first time ever in Star Wars with Jyn Erso and her father who is played by Mads Mikkelson who is one of my favorite actors and the best Hannibal in my opinion. He saves his daughter from the Imperial troopers and is taken to help built the Death Star. We then discover that Jyn Erso is in a jail cell and that she has been breaking out by the rebellion. They are then charged with the task of finding Erso’s father and the Death Star plans by Mon Mothma. We see the birth of the call sign “Rogue One” as the team departs for their journey.
We also get an awesome shot of a broken statue that has been covered in sand, on what seems to be the planet Jedah, kind of like the statues from the Lord of The Rings. I love how visually it shows that the Jedi have fallen at the hands of the empire and that the force is just nowhere in the galaxy.
We see Orson Krenic talking to Vader. His line “The power we are dealing with here is immeasurable,” is awesome. Vader looks menacing, badass and he’s going to be completely ruthless. He is in his prime and he will kill every rebel scum he sees. He will be the Vader that we we’re promised in episode 3, absolutely.
It’s great to see more of Saw Gerrera from the Clone Wars and we also discover that he has lost his leg. They all seem like they are integral parts of the team that need to work together in order to succeed, like the Magnificent Seven or the Seven Samurai. Donnie Yenn looks fantastic as this blind samurai warrior. I love Jyn Erso’s line “A rebellion is built on hope,” which mirrors episode 4.
The music rises and we get more awesome shots of Stormtroopers in the jungle and space battles with X-Wings, which is just pure Star Wars. Saw Gerrera’s closing line “Save the rebellion, save the dream!” and I know some people thought some of the lines we’re a bit cheesy but I never felt that at all. To me every line worked.
If this movie is great, then this will probably be the only prequel that will truly matter, and I know that there are fans of the prequels out there, but if it truly ends 10 minutes before episode 4, then it’s the prequel we deserve and the one we need. It doesn’t feel force, no pun intended. R2D2 and C3PO aren’t even in this movie. Can you believe that? That’s insane.
This movie has a Saving Private Ryan feel and I love that. It’s so different from any Star Wars movie we’ve had previous. If this movie is great and makes bank (lets face it, it will), it’s gonna open up the possibility for The Old Republic and more different Star Wars films for the future.