Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back Gets The Last Jedi Trailer Treatment

Unusual Suspects has put together a truly awesome trailer for The Empire Strikes Back featuring the score and the style of the trailer for The Last Jedi.  A lot of people criticized The Force Awakens for drawing too heavily from A New Hope, but I don’t think that criticism is going to be valid for Empire and TLJ (for the record, I think it’s a lazy critique of the first film in the sequel trilogy).  At any rate, this is just a well-done piece of Star Wars candy to get you through your week.  You can click here to see all six prior saga trilogy films get this same sort of treatment with the music and style of The Force Awakens trailer.

Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley

5 thoughts on “The Empire Strikes Back Gets The Last Jedi Trailer Treatment”

  1. Cool!

    I could be crazy… and correct me if I’m wrong, here… but do you get the impression that the end of the trailer might be entering into spoiler territory? I’m wondering if Obi-Wan really is Luke’s father. Of course, it’s possible the marketing people are trying to throw us off.

    I’m a little worried about Threepio, though I don’t believe that he torpedoes the film like some early reports are suggesting. How could he be THAT annoying, after he was so inspired in the first one? And I don’t believe for one minute that he shares almost no screen time with Artoo. I do think the driods will take more of a backseat this time, because this is obviously a very dark film (and whether or not that will play is another matter entirely).

    So when do the advance tickets go on sale? Because it looks to me like Lucasfilm has another winner. Or, shall I say, I am cautiously optimistic. This will not be a masterpiece (what sequel ever is?) but I think we are all in for a fun night at the movies.

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  2. On a note of pure seriousness, this trailer makes it clear how small in scale ESB is when compared to today’s blockbusters. The trailer keeps revolving between the same small handful of set pieces. And yet ESB remains the best SW film, and the one I would put on a short list of the best crafted films of all time, even if I did not love SW. I know that there will be no scaling back in Hollywood anytime soon, but how wonderful would it be if ingenuity and drama were allowed to carry the day again, without the kitchen sink mentality?

    And people who complain about TFA being close to ANH are just looking for something to complain about. Unless they were there complaining after the premiere of T2, and two thirds of the sequels ever made in the modern age, they do not have a leg to stand on. Last Crusade is much closer to Raiders than TFA is to ANH.

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