Star Wars Nation, you knew Nick and I wouldn’t be able to wait until Friday to breakdown the recently released Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, so last night we fired up our mic-sabers and dove into the footage that was shown in the trailer. We start the discussion talking about our general impressions of the trailer, which ranged from it being too spoiler filled and lacking an emotional soundtrack, to appreciating the cinematography and narrative potential. Trust us, we enjoyed this trailer, but we both felt it lacked an emotional punch like the first few trailer for The Force Awakens provided. We credit the lack of the feels to the score, which is almost all new John Williams music (and excellent at that but lacking familiar Skywalker Saga themes), but also wonder if the deluge of new Star Wars movies from Disney may be providing a bit of franchise fatigue.
Once we get past those discussions we take a full and deep dive into every major shot from the trailer. We start from the first shot and go through the last providing our thoughts on what may be happening in each scene, as well as where things may go in general while talking about the overarching plot. There are plenty of spoilers in the trailer, so we highlight the top four, but if you want a blank slate going into your screening, then you should avoid this Star Wars Time episode, as well as the trailer, because both are full of potential major reveals.
If you want to follow along with our shot-for-shot breakdown you can use the stills gallery from my video breakdown of the trailer.
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