I can not get enough of all the trailers that have been released for The Last Jedi. Ask Larry. I watch them endlessly. And the long wait from the last scene of The Force Awakens with Luke Skywalker to show up but not say anything is just about over. It’s almost time to see the damn next movie!!! Happily, as I posted about earlier, we have tickets for 3D IMAX on Saturday, but then PwC also is providing its employees a screening of the movie this Thursday night, so yeah, we’ll be seeing it twice. So excited!!!
Porgs! Poe! Leia! Luke – evil? Luke – not evil? Rey – evil? Snoke – menacing! And Luke’s line in many of the trailers which spoke to me from the get-go: “This is not going to go the way you think!” I figured that was a hint from Rian Johnson about the movie. The early buzz from the screenings supports that, and they’ve all warned in non-spoiler terms that by all means, go into this movie without knowing anything of the story. The internet blackout will definitely be in effect for me starting….maybe Wednesday?
Anyway, to make it easier for me, I’m going to link to all my favorite The Last Jedi trailers here:
This first teaser had very little in the way of giving us much to go on, but the whole “the Jedi…must end” was one hell of a way to end it. Preparing all of us for some shit to go down.
The music in the Official Trailer is so damn good. “This is not going to go the way you think.” Leia and Kylo Ren’s connection. Snoke’s “Fulfill your destiny.” SO PUMPED.
My favorite of the “shorter” teasers. The music, yet again, is amazing. Luke on the Millennium Falcon. “Darkness rises…and light to meet it.” HELLS YEAH. This is the one I watch most often to get that buzz going.
Here’s where we started getting a lot more new footage, especially around Finn and Poe.
oooooo….way more with Luke and Rey and what looks like Rey losing control. What ever is going to happen out there on Ahch-to?
Delicious line reading by Phasma of “so good to have you back.” And I can’t help but cackle with glee when Chewbacca swats aside the Porg in the Millennium Falcon and you hear that quick “sqweek!” Another of my favorite teasers.
A fantastic assortment of BB-8/Poe moments and one of my favorite moments which includes a Porg smashed up against the window.
Oooo…update as I found some more with additional footage I’d forgotten I’d seen before but couldn’t find in videos:
That’s a lot of new stuff to see!!!!
Then here are some of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ videos that have been officially released. Some are quite amazing and might give away locations and such, but they’re edited well enough to I think minimize getting spoiled too much:
This one is great to see some more scenes with Carrie Fisher and of course the very last moment: “It’s a Wrap!!!”
This one just came out and I was stoked to see it was partially filmed in Dubrovnik!
This last one is just fun as Anthony Daniels is still rocking it as C-3PO and now is the mentor to others playing droids.
This post is a long way of saying I can not believe Episode VIII is about to be released!!!!! We just rewatched Episode VII this past weekend (after starting the process of buying the house) and it is still just as fantastic as ever. The only bittersweet thing is Carrie Fisher dying after filming 8. I can only imagine what the plan was originally.