The latest trailer for the first “standalone” Star Wars feature movie hit the internet Thursday, followed by much speculation as to what we are seeing. For those who are wanting to avoid spoilers, I don’t think this trailer gives away too much, especially for those who have even a cursory knowledge of details which have been discussed on the internet already. But if you are wanting to avoid anything which might provide even tiny details of the plot, you will want to stick with the teaser trailer, or perhaps the earlier trailer released in August. The new trailer below does give some sketchy information regarding the plot. If you would like more details on what is being discussed about it, I have some information and links below the embedded video.
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The troopers at the beginning of the film are part of the Imperial Intelligence division. The man in the white cape is Director Krennic from the Advanced Weapons Research division. They are apparently coming for Galen Erso to recruit him as part of the team. Galen tells his daughter Jyn, who will become the female protagonist of the film, he will protect her. As the flashback scene ends, Captain Cassian Andor is seen breaking Jyn out of what is apparently an Imperial prison. The desert planet we see next is purportedly Jedha, some kind of holy spot for the Jedi religion. Half-buried in the sand, we see a huge statue of a Jedi with a light saber. Jyn is recruited by the rebellion apparently to get her father to turn over information they need.
The crux of the film is shown in the dialogue which follows. Someone asks, “If the Empire has this kind of power, what chance do we have?” Although not a direct response to the question, Jyn’s words answer, reflecting the subtitle of the original Star Wars movie: “We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope.”
TheVerge.com gives even more details, so you can check them out, as well as other articles to which I provide links below. Has Disney given too much away in this latest trailer? Ben Child of TheGuardian thinks so. But I don’t. We already knew the basics of what happened: The rebels got the plans, and “many Bothans died to bring” them to the rebellion’s leadership. I think Disney has given us just enough information to make us want to know the details in between. Do Jyn and her companions make it through to fight another day, or are most killed for the cause? Is Galen Erso really a good guy, only helping the Empire to save his daughter? I know just enough that I want to find out more.
How about you? Are you anticipating this film, or is it just an unnecessary filler movie? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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