Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Trailer #2 “Fulfill. Your. Destiny!”

There will be plenty of time to analyze it still-by-still tomorrow, but for now, here it is: the only full trailer there will be for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, straight from its debut on Monday Night Football.  I’m so blown away I can barely think straight!  Tickets purchased!

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/894519-the-new-star-wars-the-last-jedi-poster-is-here#IVwMiPdW3arIriVg.99

 

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26 thoughts on “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Trailer #2 “Fulfill. Your. Destiny!””

  1. So… not only the greatest star wars trailer I have ever seen, but maybe the greatest trailer period… they held back until the last one, there are all these hints and all this portentousness and yet it tells us very little about the plot… I am so excited I cannot see straight, and I foresee watching it at least 50 times tomorrow….

    …But this was the wrong thing to show during Monday Night Football. This is a trailer for the diehard fans. They needed to sell the movie to the masses.

    Now, will that matter? Of course not. They could have shown black and white footage of porg mating rituals for two minutes and it would not have diminished the box office one iota. This still was not the right venue for this trailer. It is going to confuse people.

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    1. This is EXACTLY what they did with Episode VII. People seemed fine. I’m like shaking with overload. After two years of radio silence that was a pretty fricking huge dump of data. Amazing trailer. A lot of obvious conclusions you can draw, but you have to wonder if they’re red herrings. Rian Johnson tweeted that if you wanted to know nothing, not to watch the trailer, and part of me wishes I hadn’t (not like I had a choice with the site and the circles I run in to gather info for it), but MAN!!! I barely got tickets for the second Thursday showing and I clicked on it immediately after the trailer. They did that part better because Episode VII nearly broke the net, but my theater was 85% sold out in two seconds! SO MUCH AMAZING STUFF!!!

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      1. I’m glad I saw it. There would be something unnatural about going into a SW movie without being hopped up on the final trailer. The hype is part of the experience. And trust me, it’s impossible to piece the plot together from what they just showed us. This is the first full trailer I have ever seen that is ONLY designed to get people excited and has NOTHING to do with providing information about the plot of the film.

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      2. The dialogue is so good. I told you Johnson’s such a good writer. Both trailers for this film have had such good dialogue that is so right for the character and so iconic and it was just trailer pulled lines. Whatever Rey’s journey….she’s going to end up in front of Snoke and whether that’s willingly or not, I think it’s Luke’s fault and that will pull him off that island. Remember when you hated Rey’s theme? How versatile is that piece of music? It’s become the iconic piece of Williams score in this trilogy so far and carried both trailers for film 2.

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  2. Sorry, that was me being a killjoy. On another note I am now convinced that this will be totally different from ESB, except in a very superficial way. We now know why Luke is going to be “difficult” when he’s training Rey, and in fact that word does not even begin to cover it. Wouldn’t it be unbelievable if Luke drove Rey into Kylo Ren’s arms? Especially if she is Luke’s daughter? If, instead of Vader tempting Luke at the end of ESB, and Luke resisting, Rey actually turns to Kylo? If she is the instigator, if she actually asks to be trained in the dark side? What this trailer is telling us… and it could just be marketing, it could be misleading… but assuming it isn’t, this trailer is showing us a world of ambiguities and character dynamics the likes of which we have never seen before in a SW movie. I think this really will be a character driven film, much like ESB was all those years ago.

    Also the look of it is just fantastic, it had its own unique aesthetic going.

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    1. Well the obvious conclusion is that Rey convinces Luke to start her training but when he sees her power is comprable to Ren’s, he freaks out and either shuts down or kicks her out. Luke is the wildcard in all of this and I think this trailer guarantees he’s in IX because aside from a few lines, he’s the least represented, yet looking at another gorgeous poster, he’s the one looming over all of this. I think it’s very possible she’s so frustrated that Ren is able to take her to Snoke (someone does clearly). Luke is being shortsighted if he refuses to train her because he knows better. He knows deciding not to train her is deciding someone else will. Is he that afraid? For that matter, is Ren so intent on cutting off his humanity that he’s going to hunt his mother down? That seems too obvious, but the character is already teetering on being irredeemable. If he really does kill both Leia and Han…..jeez. Gorilla Walkers look astounding. Finn clearly doesn’t stay in the box all film and like I thought after VII they’re setting up a Finn/Phasma rivalry. Chewie looked a little off was my only negative. Honestly, there was so much to take in, my brain is blowing out my ears. I don’t think anyone is going to mind this being the longest SW film yet at 150 minutes.

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      1. I think that Luke must have lost his wife during Ren’s uprising. I really do. I’m sure he has bigger things on his mind, like the fact that the Force-weilders keep acting unpredictably and tearing the universe apart, but SW has always been about the micro and the macro, and think about how Anakin turned to the dark side to save the life of his wife, then turned to the dark side for real when he discovered that he killed her. I think this is personal for Luke, it is not just about ideals, and that helps explain what might seem like shortsightedness.

        Who knows what Leia’s arc was originally going to be, but after viewing this trailer I think that things have changed, and Ren is going to kill her. I was wondering how you kill her off and make it satisfying and dramatic. Well, this is a very good way. In fact, it is the only way to kill her off and make it work. And there is nothing wrong with making Ren irredeemable. Different is good. (Maybe this time it will be Snoke who comes around.)

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      2. Ever since I saw that headstone at the end of VII Luke is standing by, I thought he lost someone in Kylo’s revolution and the obvious call is his wife. I’m not sure about Rey and if she’s his daughter or if her lineage even matters (or Snoke’s identity). They could just BE and that’s fine too because not everything has to be a connection or a parallel. And, the more I think about it, really how else can they wrap Leia in this movie without having Ren become the most vile dark side user in the history of the saga. He kills Luke’s wife, Han and Leia? He’s worse than Palpatine at that point.

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      3. Star Wars, at least the part covered by the episodes, is the story of the Skywalkers. I honestly don’t care where Snoke came from, and in fact he is better if he’s left mysterious, but making Rey a non-Skywalker, or of indeterminate lineage, actually would detract. It would take away from the cohesiveness of the the saga, and the sense of myth, for no reason, other than a cheap twist or being different for the sake of being different. I will believe she is a Skywalker until proven wrong, and if I am wrong I will be very disappointed.

        As for Ren, he seems more centered in this new trailer. In the last film he was scattershot and crazy. He has obviously been training with Snoke, and is more disciplined and mature. Think about that for a minute. His character arc is happening before our eyes, and it seems to involve slaughtering even more members of his own family. His arc is taking him deeper into evil. This is not going to end well for anyone.

        Again… total reckless speculation. But fun.

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      4. I want Rey to be Luke’s daughter, I’m just unsure. He’s not terribly paternal. One thing on Ren as I’m already analyzing screen shots for an article tomorrow: that destroyed shot of his helmet from the first trailer….it zipped by so quickly but there’s two shots, one of him staring at the helmet and the next him bashing it against a wall. HE does that to his helmet. HE chooses to turn his back on the symbol of Vader. WHAT DOES THAT MEAAAAAAN?

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      5. It’s a sad fact of life that a lot of parents are not paternal. If Rey is Luke’s daughter it adds a whole other layer to their apparently contentious relationship. Also, maybe it helps explain why Luke keeps her at bay. Remember that in addition to losing his wife, Luke’s foster parents were burned to a crisp. Also his relationship with his real dad was pretty horrific when they found each other, and then he lost his father at the exact moment they finally connected. I’m not trying to psychoanalyze Luke, I’m just pointing out that he’s experienced a lot of loss and his own dad was Darth Vader. It might not make him a model parent, even though we love him.

        I was wondering what the deal was with the helmet and Kylo Ren. There is an easy answer: Vader turned his back on the dark side. Became an apostate. Maybe someone tries to reach Ren by pointing out that his idol renounced evil, and Ren reacts by turning his back on the idol? Maybe it is not common knowledge that Vader turned light before he died, and Ren finds out and loses it? That would be a pivotal moment, if it happened.

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      6. Good thought, and I think that bit of dialogue he’s speaking about turning your back on the past KILL it if you have to is to Rey at some point. Observation: Snoke is a confirmed not 80 foot tall guy. Hologram overcompensation. Here’s the thing, and I keep coming back to JJ Abrams saying the key question for the trilogy is “Who is Luke Skywalker?” Because what do we really know about him? He’s a shallow character in the OT. He’s the person that pushes events forward: the avatar of destiny, but you never get much of a sense of what makes him tick other than he’s got his father’s lack of patience and his mother’s loyalty to a fault. But who IS he? Now, at 60, looking back on all the tragedy in his life that has not gone in any way how he thought it would when he first met Obi-Wan….who is this guy and is he still good? What did he find out? How did that change him even more? Has he been talking with Yoda or Obi-Wan’s ghosts? How powerful is he? I do not think he ever stopped using the Force like you did. I think after the temple massacre, he went looking for answers, but if he wasn’t using at all, he wouldn’t have even started training Rey. He’s going to be it after this film. He’s going to be The Last Jedi unless he can pull Rey back, because I don’t think Ren can be saved. If IX is about saving her soul so to speak and defeating the First Order, and she is a Skywalker. You could legitamitely continue the story with her decision if it is to do what her father couldn’t and rebuild the Order based on something radically different than I have a feeling the Jedi were founded upon. You’ll have to get Rebels now to get your fix. I’ll do an article with screen shot analysis tomorrow but my head is seriously going to explode if I don’t calm down lol.

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      7. Dave, you are going to have to forgive me, but I just had one more thought. In the trailer, after Ren talks about killing the past, we immediately see a shot of Leia. I think it’s quite possible that we are being had, big time. Considering that Luke is the Last Jedi, and the island of Ach-To is apparently going to be the location of the first Jedi Temple, might Ren be talking about targeting Luke and the last remaining traces of the Jedi in the galaxy? might Ren end up leading the First Order there to the island, instead of Luke leaving to rescue Rey, because he feels guilty, ect? In fact, according to that scenario, maybe Luke had a point, and Rey was wrong to seek him out, because she led the First Order right to him.

        I have to say, I would be on the side of Old Luke if I were in the midst of all this. Go to an island, let the light and the dark die with you. It’s not worth the risk to the galaxy.

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      8. I don’t think so just because red herrings aren’t the SW trailer way. I think the tone of that speech was personal, it was a conversation, not a rallying cry or a plea to Snoke. I think he’s talking to Rey at her low point with her past with an attractive sounding way to handle it, and maybe that’s what gets her to Snoke. Especially if Luke turns her out and she does find out he’s her father. HEAD EXPLODING!

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      9. BTW, I am aware that I’m engaging in speculation based on a cryptic trailer designed to keep me in the dark, but this is the first time I’ve had this little to go on before a SW film came out, and I want to speculate about something.

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      10. Oh, like I said, this was a massive data dump because Johnson, all credit to him, did an astounding job giving us nothing but tidbits that looked nothing but awesome and then this was just a blast of that and there’s so much to read into everything. We get two months and change to analyze every frame and then we’ll probably have no clue until credits roll and we realize we have to wait 2 years (and that Han Solo is only 5 months after this).

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  3. How did I know that you would immediately post something about this trailer today? Maybe it has to do with your icon image…🤔I look forward to the analysis tomorrow! (It’s too late where I’m at for me to think deeply, lol)
    But I want the music to be out already. I loved this trailer music. Why can’t it be on iTunes or something already? And was it just me, or did that creature next to Chewbaca look kinda like an anime character brought to life…
    But WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT LAST SHOT? You know a movie is gonna kill you when even the trailer has a murderous cliffhanger like that. I now have way too many questions, questions I didn’t even have before I watched this. (Oh gosh, this is late night me talking. I make no sense. Feel free to ignore me…)

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    1. No, it’s late here too. I set up the article for tomorrow, but I need to walk away for a little bit before I tackle more analysis, but I think the last shot is one of two things: it’s either a cut together red herring to throw us off (which Star Wars trailer don’t do) or when Luke gets so freaked out that he won’t teach Rey any more, Ren figures out a way to talk her into seeing Snoke. She clearly gets to Snoke somehow. I think that voiceover speech about killing your own past was directed to Rey (however much she may know about her past by that point). The creature by Chewie is a Porg; they inhabit the island where Rey and Luke are training. I trust Rian Johnson enough not to Ewok or Gungan them. And OF COURSE I had something up immediately. I love my readers, I’m dedicated, and kind of manic, which is why we’re going over 80 pictures tomorrow lol. TOMORROW. AFTER COFFEE!

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      1. Hmm…I’m not educated enough on Star Wars trailers to agree/disagree with the red herring thing. But the second point is pretty interesting. But she does clearly meet Snoke. I’m also really interested as to what Rey’s past is, but there are so many theories and so much speculation at this point that I’m just like…I’ll wait till the movie comes out, all these theories are making my head spin!
        Oh, I didn’t know that! (Of course, I haven’t seen the original trilogy for a while, the last time being maybe two years ago, and that was only the third one, and I can’t even remember the prequels). And the whole anime comment was just a weird thing…that’s what my late night mind saw, though now I just see my cats being insane with their dilated eyes 😂 I’m not sure if that’s better or worse…
        I can sense the excitement through the screen, lol. And I’ll have to see that analysis asap now…thank goodness for coffee.

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  4. The most foreboding thing about the poster is not all the red, it is the deeply unhappy look on Leia’s face. Seriously, she looks really pained. Also, evil BB8 gets just as prominent a position on the poster as BB8. They are arranged symmetrically. That evil little droid might get more screen time than I assumed. Maybe the apple store is justified in charging so much for a toy of a character no one has seen onscreen yet. No evil driod has ever been memorable in a SW movie before, except for walk-ons like IG-88 and the probe droid. I wish the media would stop charicterizing this movie as grim, it’s going to be dark but also really, really fun.

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